Clean + Easy Beef & Broccoli

Before clean eating changed my life, beef & broccoli was one of my favorites from Chinese takeout. This recipe is a COMPLETELY clean & healthy spin on that beloved take-out dish, minus the MSG or sugar or other unnecessary additives that wreck havoc in your body. Plus, it’s SUPER simple to make and honestly one of the best things I’ve ever made.

A huge shout out to Pre, an amazing grass-fed beef company. I used their grass-fed sirloin for this recipe and it’s AMAZINGLY tender. Please check them out here and think about ordering some of their product. You definitely won’t regret it.

What you need for this beef & broccoli recipe:

  • 1/2 lbs grass-fed sirloin
  • 1/2 tbsp Red Boat fish sauce
  • 4 tbsps Coconut Aminos Garlic Sauce
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 tsp arrowroot powder {Whole 30 approved, for thickening the marinade}
  • 3 tbsps sesame oil, divided
  • 3 cups of broccoli florets
  • 2-3 medium scallions, sliced thin, greens & whites divided
  • A little pink salt & black pepper
  • A sprinkle of black sesame seeds {optional, for topping at the end!}


First, slice your sirloin into very thin strips {as thin as possible!} with a very sharp knife. Place your sliced beef strips into a bowl, sprinkle with a few cracks of salt & pepper, and begin making your marinade.

For the marinade, add your coconut aminos + fish sauce + 1 tbsp sesame oil + freshly grated ginger & garlic + arrowroot powder to a small bowl and whisk together. Allow to sit for about one minute, then pour over your sirloin strips. Mix with your hands, then allow your sirloin to sit at room temp and marinate for 20-30mins!

Meanwhile, fill a large saucepan with water and bring it to a boil to blanch your broccoli. Once boiling, add your broccoli florets for about 1 minute, until the florets turn bright green. After 1 minute, remove the broccoli from the water and transfer into a strainer. Run the florets under cold water to retain a bit of crisp and stop them from cooking!

In a large, flat pan, turn the flame to high and add 1 tbsp of sesame oil. Allow your oil to become very hot, then add the white portions of your chopped scallions and cook for about 30 seconds. Then add in your beef strips, and flip continuously with a pair of tongs for about 30-45secs to ensure an even sear. Once evenly cooked, add to a clean bowl and set aside.

In the same pan, add your last tbsp of sesame oil on a high flame, then add your blanched broccoli florets. Cook for about 1 min, then remove from the pan and place on a serving dish. Add your cooked beef strips on top of the bed of broccoli. Then sprinkle with the green part of your chopped scallions + black sesame seeds + a sprinkle of salt & pepper if your tastebuds desire!

This makes about 2 large or 3 small servings! Enjoy and tell me how you like it!


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Hi there! My name is Bryanna and I'm a 21 year old nursing student in Los Angeles who belives in simple, clean, and delicious food. I started my instagram (@wholespirit) in the summer of 2015, trying to find something to do while I recovered from two reconstructive hip surgeries for femoroacetabular impingement. I completed my first Whole30 in October 2015, and have since been sharing my Whole30 approved recipes within the instagram community. I thought it was about time that I made a blog so that all my recipes are easily accessible and in one place! I believe food should be be simple, delicious, and not require hours in the kitchen. That's the kind of food you'll find here and I'm so excited to share it with you!

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