Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Recipe Type

Gluten Free

Prep Time

20 mins

Cook Time

10 mins

Servings

4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound beef tenderloin, fat trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons Cybele’s Soy-Free Soy Sauce 
(page 141) or coconut amino acids
  • 3 tablespoons mirin
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch or tapioca starch
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 large cloves garlic, finely minced or pressed
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced ginger
  • 5 cups broccoli florets, blanched (see note)
  • Salt

Note: To blanch broccoli, bring a pot of salted water to a boil, add the broccoli florets, and cook until tender but still crisp, 2 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.

Instructions

  1. Cut the beef into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Cut the slices into rectangular pieces about 1/2 inch wide and 1 inch long. In a bowl, combine 1 tablespoon 
of the soy-free soy sauce with 1 tablespoon of the mirin and 1 tablespoon of the canola oil. Add the beef and toss well to coat with the marinade; set aside for 15 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the chicken broth, the remaining 2 tablespoons mirin, the remaining 2 tablespoons soy-free soy sauce, and the cornstarch, honey, and black pepper.
  3. Place a wok over the highest possible heat. When it’s hot, add 2 tablespoons of the canola oil to the center of the wok and swirl it around. Once it’s just started hinting that it’s about to smoke, add the beef. Stir-fry until it loses its raw color, 
2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the wok and set aside; keep warm.
  4. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon canola oil to the wok and swirl it around. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for about 5 seconds, then add 
the broccoli and stir-fry until heated through, 
1 to 2 minutes. Stir the chicken broth mixture 
and add it to the wok. Return the beef to the wok. Sprinkle generously with salt, stir and toss well, and transfer to a warmed serving platter. Serve with white rice.

Reprinted with permission from Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking: 30-Minute Meals Without Gluten, Wheat, Dairy, Eggs, Soy, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Fish, Shellfish, and Sesame by Cybele Pascal, copyright © 2012. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group. Photo credit: Chugrad McAndrews.

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