Gingery Broccoli and Beef

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Here’s a twist on a classic Asian dish. When I was a kid I always requested beef and broccoli on the rare occasion we ordered Chinese takeout (my mom was always kind of a health nut too – which I’m now thankful for). Save this recipe for the next time your kids request Chinese takeout! You can feel good about not adding any MSG or any other mystery ingredients. This just requires simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry!

Ingredients

2 Tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves
1 lb sirloin steak
2 Tbs lemon juice
1 Tbsp flax meal (remember your body can’t digest and absorb the full nutritional benefits from flax seeds, it is best to get them ground)
2 tsp freshly grated ginger
2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 to 1/2 cup veggie broth
2 cups broccoli florets
2 cups carrots, thinly sliced
1 green onion, thinly sliced

 

Directions

  1. Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil and garlic in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Thinly slice the beef and add to skillet to brown. Remove beef from pan to a side dish, and get rid of excess juice left in pan.
  3. In a small bowl mix lemon juice, flax meal, grated ginger, freshly ground black pepper and red pepper flakes with 1/4 cup broth.
  4. Heat pan again over medium heat. Add 1 Tbs olive oil when pan is hot.
  5. Add broccoli and carrots to pan. Pour liquid ingredients on top and toss to coat.
  6. Cook over medium heat until broccoli is tender.
  7. Return the beef to the pan and add the green onions. Add the extra broth if preferred.
  8. Stir beef in until it’s coated with sauce, and let simmer for a few minutes until beef warmed through.

 

Adapted from Paleo Plan

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 About Tracy Konoske, MS, RDN

meet_tracyFor the past 20 years, Tracy has served as a dietitian/nutritionist and educator to hundreds of patients throughout the US on their journeys to restoring health, and optimizing well being. 

Tracy has a passion for helping others heal, fueled by her own recovery from Chronic Neurological Lyme, Chronic Fatigue, Epstein Barr Virus, SIBO, and anxiety. 

Tracy says "I have the deepest respect and passion for the healing abilities of the human body.  Each day, I witness miracles when the body is provided optimal fuel:  a nutrient dense, whole, plant foods diet combined with any necessary lifestyle changes.  A talented teacher, known for explaining complex medical topics in plain English, Tracy will assist you in restoring your health and your freedom.  

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