Beef with Broccoli and Cauliflower

Beef with Broccoli and Cauliflower | Emily Levenson

I’m a big fan of Chinese food. And I’m an even bigger fan of being able to make my favorite dishes at home. Which is why I’m a HUGE fan of this beef with broccoli and cauliflower. Give it a try and you’ll see what I mean.

Beef with Broccoli and Cauliflower | Emily Levenson

I am a huge fan of stir-fry.

I was a fan pre-baby because it was tasty.

I’m an even bigger fan post-baby because it’s tasty, super quick, and requires almost zero effort to whip up a deliciously healthy meal.

Beef with Broccoli and Cauliflower | Emily Levenson

Other things I seem to be a fan of: broccoli and cauliflower. I seriously hated those two veggies until this year.

I think I was getting kind of bored of the veggies I have been eating for decades. Or perhaps I am simply being hopeful that expanding my own palate will help The Babe get a taste for a wider variety of foods.

Either way, I’m pretty sure The Hubster is just happy to be eating new things.

Beef with Broccoli and Cauliflower | Emily Levenson

You know what else makes The Hubster happy?

Beef.

He gets almost giddy when it goes on the menu, and requests whatever dish that has beef in it (hamburgers, meatloaf, stir-fry) first.

Beef with Broccoli and Cauliflower | Emily Levenson

If you’re not as excited by the prospect of beef as he is, you are welcome to sub in tempeh or tofu.

Both would be equally as delicious, though I’m a bit partial to tempeh.

Beef with Broccoli and Cauliflower | Emily Levenson

Beef with Broccoli and Cauliflower | Emily Levenson
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Beef with Broccoli and Cauliflower

I'm a big fan of Chinese food. And I'm an even bigger fan of being able to make my favorite dishes at home. Which is why I'm a HUGE fan of this beef with broccoli and cauliflower. Give it a try and you'll see what I mean.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Emily Levenson | emilylevenson.com

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tbs brown sugar or honey
  • 1-2 cloves or 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 tsp hoisin sauce*
  • 2 tsp rice cooking wine
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 lb beef sirloin or flank steak
  • 1 tbs oil
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1 cup cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  1. Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, hoisin sauce, rice wine, and corn starch in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  2. Slice beef against the grain into pieces that are 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Heat cooking oil in wok over medium-high heat.
  4. Add beef in batches (it took me three) and cook for 30 seconds on each side. Transfer to a plate or bowl.
  5. Add broccoli and cauliflower and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add water and cover, cooking for another 3-5 minutes or until veggies are crisp-tender.
  6. Remove lid and add in beef and sauce. Once sauce begins to thicken, remove from heat.
  7. Serve atop rice or noodles. Or simply eat on its own.

Allergen Information

Dairy free, wheat free, gluten free, egg free. *Can be made nightshade free by omitting the hoisin sauce.
 

 

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Emily Levenson is learning to trust her gut all over again. She is committed to listening to AND following the nuggets of wisdom her gut has been dishing out for decades. You can follow Emily's journey here on the blog, through the Nourish + Flourish podcast, and through her posts on Instagram.

4 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Hello Emily, Doesn’t Hoisin sauce contain Red Chilli making it not Nightshade Free?
    Just thought i would check as this looks delicious !!
    AE.

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