Easy Beef and Broccoli

The BEST and EASIEST beef and broccoli made in 15 min from start to finish. And yes, it’s quicker, cheaper and healthier than take-out!

Easy Beef and Broccoli - The BEST beef and broccoli made in just 15 min. And yes, it's quicker, cheaper and healthier than take-out!

Ever since we moved to Hollywood, Jason and I have been ordering delivery several times a week. There are tons of fun restaurants we’re just dying to try out but once we get home, we’re just too tired to leave the house again. Plus, Butters makes it really difficult for us to leave.

Easy Beef and Broccoli - The BEST beef and broccoli made in just 15 min. And yes, it's quicker, cheaper and healthier than take-out!

Easy Beef and Broccoli - The BEST beef and broccoli made in just 15 min. And yes, it's quicker, cheaper and healthier than take-out!

But as convenient as delivery is, I just can’t keep waiting 60-90 mins for them to come! Plus, the food is always cold by the time it hits our table. So when I had a beef and broccoli craving the other day – a craving I have at least once a week – I just had to try Carrian’s easy version of this.

Easy Beef and Broccoli - The BEST beef and broccoli made in just 15 min. And yes, it's quicker, cheaper and healthier than take-out!

And yes, it really is the EASIEST beef and broccoli I have ever made! The slow cooker version of mine is great too, perfect for when you work an 8 hr day, but this – this is on your dinner table in 15 minutes, and this includes the prep time! But don’t be fooled by the easiness of the recipe – it’s just as flavorful and tasty, if not better, than take-out!

Easy Beef and Broccoli - The BEST beef and broccoli made in just 15 min. And yes, it's quicker, cheaper and healthier than take-out!

Easy Beef and Broccoli

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 15 minutes

Yield 4 servings

Easy Beef and Broccoli

The BEST and EASIEST beef and broccoli made in 15 min from start to finish. And yes, it's quicker, cheaper and healthier than take-out!

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha, or more, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound flank steak, thinly sliced
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce, chicken stock, honey, vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, sesame oil, cornstarch, Sriracha, ginger, red pepper flakes and 1/4 cup water; set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add steak and cook, flipping once, until browned, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in broccoli and soy sauce mixture until tender and slightly thickened, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Adapted from Oh, Sweet Basil

http://damndelicious.net/2014/08/13/easy-beef-broccoli/

Why It’s A Smart Choice

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 583.3 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 11.2g 56%
Trans Fat 0.8g
Cholesterol 81.3mg 27%
Sodium 1578mg 66%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3.1g 12%
Sugars 27.1g
Protein 36.7g 73%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

This is a great recipe for someone looking to bump up the level of iron in their blood. The beef is a good source of iron and the broccoli is a good source of vitamin C, which helps your body absorb the iron.

Here are some clues you might be low in iron: feeling unusually tired a lot, a foggy mind, ridges on your fingernails, and a pale complexion. If these symptoms sound familiar to you, get your doctor to check your iron – then go home and make this recipe!

Nutritional information provided by Jessica Penner, RD at Smart Nutrition.

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