Beef with Broccoli

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Gluten-free cooking is a necessary endeavour for many, but it can be difficult to know precisely what ingredients are gluten-free and which aren’t. This beef with broccoli recipe does the thinking for you by listing foods that don’t contain any gluten, but like Heidi, the author of ‘Foodiecrush’ recipe blog, points out, you can feel free to substitute ingredients for others to suit your personal dietary needs. Think tamari in place of soy sauce and rice flour rather than all purpose in this gluten-free beef and broccoli recipe. Although tamari seems like a different product to soy sauce, it is just a Japanese version of the Chinese soy sauce that we know. Tamari is ideal for gluten-free cooking since it usually doesn’t contain any wheat but always double-check the label just in case. By using tamari, you can make your beef and broccoli recipe gluten-free, but even if you aren’t gluten intolerant, tamari has a lighter, less salty, and less fermented taste than soy sauce.

Every Chinese food restaurant has a beef and broccoli recipe, but when you make it yourself, the flavours will be bolder and more delicious than the restaurant or takeout versions. This Chinese takeout recipe involves a quick twenty-minute marinade of the beef, meant to impart flavour and tenderize the meat. The stir fry recipe is a mix of spicy pepper flakes, nutty sesame oil, and fragrant fresh garlic and ginger making the dish incredibly addictive when strewn over steamed white or brown rice. Plus, if you are looking for dinner ideas with meat, this beef broccoli recipe is fast, and everything is cooked in one pan.

Many people want to limit their meat consumption, but the nutritional value in beef makes it an ideal food to include in your diet. Beef contains fourteen nutrients that are necessary to keep you healthy, including vitamin B12, zinc, and protein. Vitamin B12 is needed for the adequate function of our nerves and most people should get over two micrograms of it per day. If you don’t like to purchase beef, because it is often quite expensive, dishes like this beef with broccoli recipe are good ways to stretch out a smaller amount of meat for a family. Generally, creating meals that are equal in vegetables and meat, like this broccoli beef recipe will lead your family to healthier eating and also be more affordable.

Another star ingredient of this wok recipe is broccoli, and the nutritional facts of broccoli make it one of the healthiest vegetables. Broccoli contains a variety of nutrients like folate, fibre, vitamin A, vitamin C and K, which are all necessary to a healthy lifestyle. One cup of broccoli gives you 94% of your daily-recommended intake of vitamin C while you can also get 27% of vitamin A. Even though you will be sticking with the broccoli florets for this stir fry recipe, save the stems since they can be added to soups and stews. Thank you to Heidi, the author of ‘Foodiecrush’ recipe blog, for her quick and easy beef with broccoli recipe.**

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