I have been freakin' lazy when it comes to dinner lately. Everything from the garden in one pot? Suuuure. Stop at the store to get something that goes together? Naaah.
This usually happens when I’m feeling uninspired, and this time was no exception. As soon as I started day dreaming about an Asian-style beef and broccoli, I was on my feet and headed to the grocery store. I guess I've just been in a take-out style meal sort of mood (like this Thai Basil Chicken), so this meal fits right in.
Still, this one is a one-pot wonder, apt for a lazy mood.
Cashew Chicken was my go-to at Chinese restaurants as a kid, but I think if I had given Beef & Broccoli a shot, I would've loved it. Broccoli was one of my favorite vegetables… but I wasn’t as fond of steak... It required too much chewing for a fast eater like me! I still do not usually opt for steak over other choices unless it’s really good — there is one local restaurant where I know the steak is always tender, and I’ll order it there - but in this dish, steak works well. I use a sirloin, which is a tender cut, and you can even find it pre-cut which is even better.
This Asian-style dish hits the spot. It quick to throw together, and that's about all I've been wanting to commit to lately! A perfect weeknight family meal.
Serves: 4 | Total Time: 30 minutes
- 1 pound sirloin steak
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 5 cloves minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon minced ginger
- Optional: 3-5 minced Thai chiles (5 if you like your food spicy, less if you do not)
- 3 cups broccoli florets
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoons arrowroot starch or corn starch
- 1/4 cup beef broth
For the sauce:
- Slice sirloin against the grain into bite-sized pieces. Heat coconut oil in a wok over medium heat, and swirl in pan. Once melted, add the steak. Cook for 3 minutes, and then add the minced garlic, minced ginger, and Thai chiles. Stir.
- Cut the broccoli into bite sized pieces, and add to wok. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until broccoli is bright green.
- In a small bowl, whisk together ingredients for sauce. Pour into wok, and stir to coat everything. Bring sauce to a simmer. Cook for several minutes, until sauce begins to thicken and steak is cooked to desired doneness.
- Serve hot on its own or over cauliflower or regular rice.