Beef with broccoli (and Spaghetti Squash Noodles)

Another one of J’s favs.

As with most stir-fries, this one comes together very quickly. During our Whole30 we ate this with spaghetti squash which we cooked in the microwave* (kudos to my sister for that tip!) both can be cooked at the same time, and are ready in about 15 mins!

Beef with Broccoli (& Spaghetti Squash Noodles)

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Rue


For beef:

  • 1.5 lbs sirloin or flank steak cut into thin long strips for a stir-fry
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos (or soya sauce)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp arrowroot flour (or corn flour)
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

For stir-fry:

  • 2 broccoli heads
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch fresh ginger
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil or ghee
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos (or soya sauce)
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste


For Beef:

  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Allow it to sit while you prep the other ingredients for the stir fry.

For Stir-fry:

  • This goes quickly, so have all your ingredients out, measured and ready to go.
  • Chop broccoli in florets. Mince garlic, peel and chop ginger. Mix sauce ingredients (coconut aminos, fish sauce, sesame oil, salt and black pepper) in a small bowl.
  • Heat large sauce pan or wok on medium. Add coconut oil or ghee. Add ginger and garlic and stir fry a few seconds till fragrant and starting to turn brown.
  • Turn up heat to medium-high and add the beef mixture. Spread beef out to thin layer and stir-fry a few mins to let the outside turn brown and crisp.
  • When beef is almost done add the broccoli and water. Cover with a lid and steam for 2 mins or until broccoli is bright green, but still crisp.
  • Add the prepared sauce ingredients and stir fry about more 1 minute to let the sauce coat the beef and broccoli.
  • Serve over warm spaghetti squash noodles*.


*For 15 Minute Spaghetti Squash:

Just poke a few holes into the squash with a fork (about 8-10) and
ย microwave with a paper towel under it for 5 mins. Turn it aย quarter turn on its side, then cook for another 5 mins. Do this one more time, for a total of 15 mins. When done, wait a few minutes for it to be cool enough to handle, then cut in half and scrape out and toss the seeds. Scrape out the spaghetti strands with a fork and serve!

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