This easy gluten free beef and broccoli is a favorite weeknight dinner at our house. It's very quick to make, so I like it for busy evenings. It's also the meal that got my picky son to like broccoli, so win! Made gluten free with gluten free beef broth and coconut aminos (which also makes it soy free). Serve with cauliflower rice for a low carb alternative.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Takes less than 30 minutes to make.
- No added sugar.
- It's gluten free, dairy free, corn free, and soy free.
- Gluten Free Beef Broth - Storebought broths are a place that it's common to find hidden gluten. So be sure to check that your broth is marked gluten free.
- Coconut Aminos - I try to stay soy free as much as possible, so I prefer coconut aminos. You could also use gluten free soy sauce or tamari in the same measure.
- Sesame Oil
- Crushed Red Pepper
- Flank Steak
- Tapioca Starch - To make this corn free, I have used tapioca starch in place of the normal cornstarch. If you're not corn free, corn starch will work fine or
How to Make a Gluten Free Beef and Broccoli
- Step 1 - Combine beef broth, coconut aminos, sesame oil, red pepper and garlic in a small bowl. Whisk together.
- Step 2 - Cut flank steak into bite sized pieces about 1-inch by 1-inch.
- Step 3 - Transfer the cut meat into a large saute pan with a lid. Pour the broth mixture over the meat.
- Step 4 - Cover and bring to a simmer. Cook about 15 minutes until browned.
- Step 5 - Add the cut broccoli and cook until done to your liking.
- Step 6 - Combine the starch with an equal amount of water in a small bowl to make a slurry. Whisk into the broth mixture. Cook for 1-2 minutes more while it thickens.
Serve immediately over rice or cauliflower rice.
What to Serve With Beef and Broccoli
This beef and broccoli recipe goes great over regular rice or cauliflower rice.
Substitutions or Additions
- Tapioca Starch - you can substitute and equal amount of cornstarch or arrowroot powder and prepare in the same fashion.
- Coconut Aminos - you can substitute gluten free soy sauce or gluten free tamari. It will change the flavor of the dish slightly to be a little less sweet. If you prefer the sweeter flavor add 2 tablespoon of brown sugar to the soy sauce.
- Fresh Broccoli - You can substitute for frozen broccoli.
How to Store & Reheat Beef and Broccoli
This beef and broccoli recipe makes great leftovers. You can store the beef along with the prepared rice in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. To reheat simply microwave until warm, about 2-3 minutes on high heat. Ensure the dish reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees for food safety.
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Gluten Free Beef and Broccoli
- 1 ¼ Cup Beef Broth ensure it's gluten free
- ¾ Cup Coconut Aminos
- 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
- ¾ teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
- 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
- 1 pound Flank Steak
- 4 Cup Broccoli cut into florets
- 2 Tablespoon Tapioca Starch
- 2 Tablespoon Water
- Combine the beef broth, coconut aminos, sesame oil, red pepper and garlic in a small bowl. Whisk together.1 ¼ Cup Beef Broth, ¾ Cup Coconut Aminos, 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil, ¾ teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper, 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
- Cut the flank steak into bite sized pieces, about 1-inch by 1-inch.1 pound Flank Steak
- Transfer the steak pieces into a large saute pan with a lid. Pour the beef broth over the steak.
- Cover and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Once beef has browned, add the broccoli florets. Cover and continue to cook until broccoli is done to your liking.4 Cup Broccoli
- Reduce the heat to low.
- Combine the starch and water in a small dish. Stir together to make a slurry. Make a well in the middle of the beef/broccoli. While whisking the broth, pour the slurry into the dish. It will begin to thicken almost immediately.2 Tablespoon Tapioca Starch, 2 Tablespoon Water
- Cook for 1-2 minutes to allow all of the broth to thicken. Serve immediately over rice or cauliflower rice.
Tiffany is the recipe developer, stylist and food photographer behind Well Fed Baker. As a lifelong baker who had to go gluten free and dairy free in 2016, Tiffany strives to share allergen friendly recipes that never feel like they are free from anything.