Beef and Broccoli

This recipe is one of our favorites because it is a quick one to cook.  Sarah’s dance schedule means many times we eat without her or eat late once she is home.  Beef and broccoli is great because I can do all the prep work, then it takes Mike no time to cook it up while I pick up Sarah.  Once again, this recipes only real carbs come from the rice.  For this dinner we actually prefer brown rice – so it is a complex carb as well.  Next time you need a quick dinner give this one a try!

beef and broccoli

Beef and Broccoli



  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tsp Swerve, granular
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 2 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 pound top sirloin roast


  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Splenda Brown Sugar Mix
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 Tablespoon sherry


  • 1 – 2 heads of broccoli
  • 3  Tablespoons olive oil


  1. Whisk together all ingredients for the marinade in a large bowl.
  2. Cut the steak into long thin slices and mix with the marinade coating the pieces evenly.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Combine all the ingredients for the sauce.  Whisk well. This can be made ahead, just whisk and remix when ready to cook.
  5. Cut the broccoli heads into pieces and place in a pot filled with water. Blanche the broccoli. Remove and drain and set aside.
  6. Heat 2 Tablespoons of oil in a large saute pan or wok over high heat. When oil is shimmering, reduce heat to medium high and add the broccoli and cook about 3 minutes. Remove and set aside
  7. Heat remaining 1 Tablespoon of olive oil.
  8. Add the marinated meat and 1/2 of the sauce. Saute for 3 – 4 minutes, stirring often, until meat is cooked through and no longer pink.
  9. Stir in broccoli and remaining sauce. Saute for a minute more.

Nutritional Information: Beef and Broccoli alone is 1 g carbs per serving. Served with 3/4 cup cooked brown rice 34 g carbs – so entire serving is 35 g carbs.



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