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Sesame Free Beef and Broccoli

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Recipe Information

# of Servings: 5
Recipe Created By: Annmarie Conner


1/3 cup soy sauce*
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp water
2 Tbsp oil (vegetable or canola)
16 oz broccoli florets (fresh is best)
8 oz can water chestnuts (drained) (optional)
1 cup vidalia onion (sliced thin)
1 lb sirloin steak tips (sliced in thin strips)
5 cloves garlic (minced)


In a small bowl, wisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, cornstarch and water until well mixed; set aside.

Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in a large wok or fry pan over medium-high heat. Add onion, broccoli and water chestnuts. Stir fry them for 5 minutes. Remove from wok and set aside.

Heat the remaining 1 Tbsp of oil in wok. Add beef and garlic. Stir fry for 2 minutes or until beef in browned and no longer red.

Return broccoli/onions/water chestnuts to the wok. Stir in soy sauce mixture and cook until the sauce thickens (about 5 minutes).

Great served over brown or white rice.



*Kikkoman Soy Sauce (brewed in Walworth, WI) is safe for peanuts/tree nuts/sesame allergic. NOTE: It must say brewed in Walworth, WI on the back

Most soy sauce contains wheat/gluten. To avoid wheat/gluten, use a gluten-free soy sauce.

If avoiding soy, coconut aminos can be substituted for the soy sauce.

Corn Substitutions: Corn is a common ingredient in products. Starch, modified food starch, dextrin and maltodextrin can be from corn. Consult with your physician to find out which corn derivatives you need to avoid. Many corn-free options are available in the US. Find out more about corn substitutions.