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Riced Broccoli & Beef Bowls

Maggie
This recipe is not your typical take out beef and broccoli. It's way better! Less calories, sodium and fat than traditional beef and broccoli, and bursting with flavor from spicy ginger and seasoned beef. The riced broccoli adds an awesome texture and is a low-carb substitute for fried rice.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package riced broccoli I used Cece's Veggie Noodle Co
  • 1 lb beef sirloin I used Pre Brands
  • 1 tsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp almond flour
  • 1/4 cup more almond flour for coating the beef before frying
  • 2 peppers
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 scallions
  • Handful of sesame seeds

For the ginger sauce

  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup extra oil for frying
  • 1/3 cup water

Instructions
 

  • Start by slicing your scallions and peppers, and mincing your garlic and ginger.
  • Prepare the beef by lightly salting in on each side.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet until very hot, and place steak on skillet. Cover skillet, and grill for approximately 6 minutes on each side. Let rest on a cutting board  for 5 minutes.
  • In a small sauce pan, add 1 tbsp oil, garlic, and ginger. Sautee until fragrant.
  • Whisk together 1/3 cup soy sauce, water, and sugar. Add to sauce pan. Bring to a boil then reduce and simmer on low until you see that the sauce is getting thick. Around 10 minutes. Be careful not to over boil!
  • In a separate medium-sized skillet pan add 1/3 cup avocado oil. Lightly coat beef strips in extra almond flour, then place on pan to sear. Sear for about 1 minute each side. Browning the steak strips.
  • Transfer the beef strips to the pan with the ginger sauce, coating the beef evenly in sauce. Let simmer on low heat, and then remove from heat.
  • In a medium sauce pan, sautĂ© the riced broccoli, adding in the peppers until tender. Add garlic powder and crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Add 1/2 cup or more broccoli rice to bowls, adding the beef and sauce mixture on top.
  • Finish off with sliced scallions and sesame seeds on top and enjoy!

Notes

Regular flour can be substituted for almond flour, and coconut aminos can be substituted for soy sauce. If you can't find rice broccoli in the fresh or frozen section of your grocery store, purchase a head of broccoli and rice it at home in a food processor.