Soy allergy? No problem! You can still enjoy a take out favorite with this soy free beef and broccoli.
You can create your favorite take out, at home, and it still taste great! And it’s soy free!
We love Chinese take out, but with a soy allergy, it is literally impossible to order from any Chinese restaurant.
What kind of meat is used for beef and broccoli?
You can use flank steak, which is my choice, or you can use flat iron steak. You can buy the steak pre sliced or you can slice it yourself. I usually slice it myself because it’s cheaper.
How do you slice flank steak for beef and broccoli?
The best way to do this is when it’s semi frozen. This way you have more control of the meat, and it won’t slide around every where. Also, always slice beef against the grain.
No idea what against the grain means? No big deal, check out this handy site that tells you how, with photos and why!
Can you skimp on marinating?
Sorry, no. You have to marinate the meat in order, not only to infuse the flavors, but to tenderize it! The soy sauce and the corn starch really help this, and honestly if you have longer than the hour, even better!
Sometimes I will prep this the day before, and place it in the fridge over night.
More tasty Asian inspired dishes?
- Sweet and Sour Chicken Stir Fry
- Spicy Asian Green Beans
- Sticky Chicken
- Thai Chicken
- Egg Roll Stir Fry with Crispy Wontons and Sweet and Sour Sauce
- Pepper Steak and Rice
- Orange Chicken
- First you are going to marinate your meat with:
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 1 tablespoon homemade soy free soy sauce - recipe can be found here
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 pounds of flank steak sliced into thin strips
- Onto the meal:
- 1/2 cup homemade soy free soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 4 cloves garlic chopped
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 tablespoon sherry
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 heads broccoli crowns only
- 2 cups cooked rice according the package instructions
- Marinate the meat by whisking together your baking soda, sugar, corn starch, homemade soy free soy sauce, water, and vegetable oil. Pour it over your meat and toss to coat thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.
- In a small bowl stir together the homemade soy free soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, flour, and sherry, until smooth. Set aside.
- In a large wok or saute pan, heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil over high heat.
- Toss in your broccoli and cook until crisp and green. Transfer your broccoli to a plate and set aside.
- Heat the remainder tablespoon of oil and cook your beef for 3-4 minutes or until your meat is no longer pink.
- Stir in the broccoli and sauce that you sat aside.
- Saute one minute and serve over rice.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 739 Total Fat: 35g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 23g Cholesterol: 160mg Sodium: 4027mg Carbohydrates: 39g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 7g Protein: 64g