Thursday, August 18, 2011

Easy Beef with Broccoli.... Gluten Free Style

I made this recipe for the second time and because it was a hit again, I thought I'd share it with you.  For the most part, this recipe is naturally gluten free, with the exception of traditional soy sauce.  We switched to GF soy sauce and the whole family enjoys it, without really noticing any difference.  GF Soy sauce is readily available at most grocery stores and from what I've seen, it's not much different in price.  They also have a low-sodium version as well.

On to the recipe.....
Gluten Free Beef with Broccoli

What you'll need:
Beef Steak, about 1 lb (I use flank steak that I buy from Costco)
16oz bag of frozen broccoli florets (or fresh if you prefer)
1/4 c soy sauce (mine is Tamari GF Soy by San-J)
3 T light brown sugar
2 T cornstarch
1 1/4 c cold water
2 T olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
2 t sesame oil

What to do:
In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, cornstarch and water.  Mix it up well and set aside.
Steam the broccoli, either in the microwave or in a steamer.  While that's going, slice the flank steak into 1/4" slices, cut against the grain.  If the steak is slightly frozen, it will cut really easily.
Stop everything.... take a look at the big guy showing off one of his new shirts from going school shopping today.  He is a happy boy.... really, I promise.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet and then brown the steak; about 5 minutes or so.  Add in the garlic and cook for another minute or so.  Now add the soy sauce liquid mixture you made earlier.  Stir it around and cook until it begins to thicken.  Add the sesame oil in and then toss in the broccoli.

Serve over a bed of fluffy steamed rice and a maybe side of egg drop soup, or just a glass of wine..... your family will feel like you took them out to a chinese restaurant!  It's so good, even a little guy who just lost his front tooth will gobble it up...

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