Beef and Broccoli stir fry

Beef and Broccoli stir fry makes the perfect dish when that takeout craving hits! Best of all, this skinny-version is SO easy and flavorful and much healthier and way better than any restaurant version. Great for Sunday meal prep for school or work lunchboxes or lunch bowls! Plus recipe video.

This Skinny Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry makes the perfect easy weeknight dish full of authentic flavors. Best of all, it's so easy to make with authentic flavors and way better than your favorite Chinese takeout restaurant. Great for meal prep Sunday and leftovers can be used for work or school lunch bowls!

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Beef and Broccoli is a popular takeout dish that used to show up at our house regularly.

Along with fried rice, lo mein and this sweet and sour chicken, it was one of the very first dishes my parents taught all three of us kids how to make.

It’s a favorite Chinese dish that still shows up at my own family’s dinner table even today since my husband and kids love it.

Broccoli & Beef Rice Bowls make the perfect weeknight dish
This healthier Beef and Broccoli is just as tasty as any takeout version. It’s totally skinny-jean friendly since we are using less oil, lower sodium soy sauce and a leaner cut of beef.Plus, there’s also an option to make this gluten-free or paleo friendly if you are trying to incorporate more of those recipes into your diet.

Broccoli & Beef Rice Bowls make the perfect easy weeknight meal!
To ensure that the broccoli stays nice and crisp and the beef tender and juicy, you should blanch the broccoli in boiling water for about 30 seconds prior to sauteing it in the pan – then quickly rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process. It’s worth the extra step but feel free to skip it if you are in a pinch. 

Broccoli & Beef Rice Bowls make the perfect easy weeknight meal!
Once that’s done, sear the marinated beef using the same pan.

TIPS FOR COOKING THE BEEF:

The key to getting that nice restaurant sizzle is to get the pan really, really hot before adding the beef.

Let the pan sit on high heat with the cooking oil for about 2 minutes. Or until you see enough steam rising before adding the beef and garlic.

Cutting the beef nice and thin and coating it with cornstarch seals in that rich flavor. It also adds a nice and juicy coating to the marinated beef strips. And you won’t have to worry about tough and chewy pieces.

Broccoli & Beef Rice Bowls make the perfect easy weeknight meal!

So juicy, succulent and you can’t beat how quickly this dish comes together. Who needs take-out when this Skinny Beef and Broccoli comes together in just under 30 minutes?!

This Skinny Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry makes the perfect easy weeknight dish full of authentic flavors. Best of all, it's so easy to make with authentic flavors and way better than your favorite Chinese takeout restaurant. Great for meal prep Sunday and leftovers can be used for work or school lunch bowls!

MAKE AHEAD AND MEAL PREP TIPS FOR THIS BEEF AND BROCCOLI STIR-FRY

  • Wash and prep the broccoli the day before and store in a large zip-top freezer bag.
  • Combine the ingredients for the sauce the day before and store in a resealable container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • If serving with rice, quinoa or noodles, make a big batch and store in a large resealable container in the fridge.
  • This recipe works great for meal prep on Sundays and leftovers are delicious for work or school lunch bowls for the rest of the week.
  • Divide into lunch containers (these are the ones I use —-> lunch containers)with your favorite carb – cauliflower rice, brown or white rice, quinoa or even noodles!

This Skinny Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry makes the perfect easy weeknight dish full of authentic flavors. Best of all, it's so easy to make with authentic flavors and way better than your favorite Chinese takeout restaurant. Great for meal prep Sunday and leftovers can be used for work or school lunch bowls!

 

Source : https://lifemadesweeter.com/beef-and-broccoli/

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