Beef and Broccoli - Gluten Free

One thing I've learned since going gluten free is that if I want Chinese food I need to make it myself (P.F. Changs does have a fabulous gluten free menu and their Chang's spicy chicken is my absolute favorite, but I can't afford to eat there every time I want Chinese food!).  I found the following recipe in the cookbook "Essential Mormon Celebrations" by Julie Badger Jensen and have adapted it to be gluten free.  It's very easy (under 30 minutes) and very delicious!

Gluten Free Beef and Broccoli

1 pound beef steak (we buy steak in bulk from Costco and freeze them.)
1/4 cup gluten free soy sauce (Walmart's Great Value brand is gluten free and very inexpensive)
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/4 cup cold water
16 ounces frozen broccoli florets
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves minced garlic
2 teaspoons sesame oil (this is the secret to make it taste like it came from a fabulous restaurant)

Combine soy sauce, sugar, corn starch, and water in a small bowl and set aside.   Cut steak against the grain into thin strips about 1/4 inch thick.  I find it's easiest to cut the steak when it's frozen (thaw it for 30 minutes so that it's not rock solid).  Heat a large skillet to medium high.  Put the olive oil and steak in the skillet and cook both sides until brown, about 4-5 minutes.  Steam broccoli in the microwave or in a steamer while steak is cooking.  When the steak is brown, add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.  Pour the soy sauce mixture over the meat and cook until it begins to thicken.  Stir in the sesame oil.  Remove from heat, stir in the steamed broccoli and serve over rice. 

 I hope you enjoy this as much as our family does!


Gluten Free and You said...

I have been craving beef and broccoli. I Googled "gluten free beef and broccoli" and yours was the first to come up. I made it and it was the best I have ever had, even surpassed restaurants. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I was wondering if you would mind if I re-posted your recipe on my blog. I would link to your blog of course?

Meredith said...

Gluten Free and You: I'm glad you enjoyed this recipe. It is one of our favorites too! I'd love for you to share this on your blog. Thanks!

Rachel @ Finding Joy said...

just googled gluten free broccoli and found your blog. I'm making this for dinner tonight.

My 19month old has a severe case of Celiac Disease. We found out in mid January and have been adjusting our lives since.

Thanks for the recipe.


Meredith said...

Rachel - I hope you like the beef and broccoli as much as we do! Going gluten free is such a drastic life style change!! Good luck!

Amber said...

Just tried this tonight.... delish! It was a big hit with GF and non-GF alike! Will definately be making it again.

Unknown said...

So yummy. Even my mom who doesn't like new things was in love.

Unknown said...

I was diagnosed celiac 10 years ago and this is one of my favorite dishes. I found it probably 5 months ago and make it at least once a month. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Crazy Daisy said...

Just found this yesterday. I was craving Chinese, and going out for it just isn't an option. This was great! My whole family enjoyed it! Thank you, thank you for this delicious meal!

Drea said...

I just tried this last night. Your recipe nailed it. I used la choy soy sauce since the walmart brand is no longer gluten free.

Jennifer said...

Thank you, THank you, thank YOU! This was amazing! Even my gluten eating husband loved it!