Send in by Jan van Niekerk

Here’s a tasty, easy and healthy beef and broccoli recipe you’ll be sure to love.
Serves: 4

1 tbsp. olive oil, divided
500g. flank steak, thinly sliced across the grain
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 shallot, finely chopped
4 green onions, thinly sliced
4 cups broccoli florets (about 2 small crowns)
2 tbsp. cornstarch
¾ cup water
⅓ cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp. coconut sugar*
1 tsp. fresh ginger, minced
⅛ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef and cook until well-browned, about 6-8 minutes. Once well-browned, remove from pan and set aside.

In the same pan, add garlic, shallot and green onions to the beef drippings. Cook one minute, stirring frequently. Add broccoli and cover for 5 minutes.

In a small mixing bowl, combine water and cornstarch and mix until no longer lumpy. Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger and red pepper flakes in a medium bowl. Add cornstarch mixture and stir to combine. Set aside.

Remove cover from pan and add sauce. Cook until sauce starts to thicken, about 3-5 minutes. Add beef and stir to combine, cooking an additional 2-3 minutes.

Serve over brown rice, if desired.

Can use brown sugar rather than coconut sugar, if desired.

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