I love this simple & quick steak dish. It only requires 9 ingredients and takes 15 minutes to cook but taste like you have spent lots of time in the kitchen making it. The original recipe is actually called Stupid Easy Asian Beef by Ciarra Hannah of The Frugal Paleo cookbook. I have substituted asparagus with broccoli as my kids are not very big fans of asparagus.
This recipes calls for Coconut Aminos. What is Coconut Aminos? Coconut Aminos is a dark sauce made from coconut sap. The taste resembles soy sauce making it the perfect substitute for soy sauce or tamari in sauce recipes. The advantage to using coconut aminos is there is no soy or gluten in it. In the past, I had been purchasing coconut aminos at the health food store but it is very pricey, $10-$12/300 ml bottle and not always available (disadvantage of living in a small town). I stumbled upon Mel Joulwan‘s recipe for a substitute for coconut aminos and now I make her sauce recipe and freeze it in 1 tablespoon servings in an ice cube tray. It is the perfect solution!
- 2 tablespoons Coconut Aminos substitute
- 900 grams sirloin steak
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 3-4 cups broccoli, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- ¼ cup coconut aminos substitute
- ½ cup beef broth
- ½ cup cashews
- 2 green onions, sliced
- sesame seeds
- Thinly slice the sirloin steak; easiest done when partially frozen. Place the thinly sliced steak into a glass baking dish and pour the 2 tablespoons of coconut aminos over top. Gently massage the sauce into the steak and set aside while you prepare the veggies.
- Chop the broccoli into bite size pieces, thinly slice the green onions and mince the garlic. Have all your ingredients ready as the cooking process for this recipe is super fast.
- Melt 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place the steak side by side in the skillet. Do not overcrowd. Cook for less than 1 minute on each side. This is a fast process. As you lay the last piece you will be turning over the first piece. Do not over cook. Remove the cooked pieces and set aside.
- Melt another tablespoon of coconut oil and add the garlic and broccoli. Stir and cook for 4 minutes or until the broccoli turns a bright green color. Add the ¼ cup of coconut aminos, ½ cup of beef broth and sea salt. Stir and cook for 2 minutes. Add the cooked steak and stir and cook for 2 minutes. Add the green onions and cashews. Serve warm and garnish with sesame seeds
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