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Zesty Beef Stir-Fry Over Brown Rice

Listen up: You can get this flavor-packed beef stir-fry on the dinner table way faster than the Chinese food delivery guy can get to your house. And your body will thank you later.

Your family will, too, since this is a universally satisfying meal.

While it puts beef front and center for meat lovers, it’s 90 percent plant-based. Kids will love that it’s familiar and colorful. Meanwhile, those with more sophisticated palates will appreciate the depth of flavor thanks to ingredients like ginger, soy sauce, coconut oil, and red pepper flakes.

One tip to keep in mind: If you want to make it gluten-free, just swap in liquid aminos or tamari for the soy sauce.

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20 minutes

6 Servings


1 tablespoon coconut oil

4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce

2 teaspoons cornstarch

3 tablespoons agave

1 tablespoon white vinegar

1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 pound lean sirloin, sliced across grain in 1/4-inch strips

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 medium onion, sliced

1 cup broccoli florets

1 cup cauliflower, chopped

1 small red bell pepper, sliced into 1 x 1/2-inch pieces

1 small yellow pepper, sliced into 1 x 1/2-inch pieces

3 carrots, sliced into 1 x 1/2-inch pieces

1/2 cup green onion, chopped



Zesty Beef Stir-Fry Over Brown Rice
  1. Cook brown rice according to package instructions. Set aside.
  2. In small bowl, combine all beef ingredients, tossing to coat sirloin. Cover and refrigerate 10-15 minutes.
  3. In large sauté pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and sauté 2-3 minutes. Add broccoli, cauliflower, red and yellow peppers and carrots; sauté 5 minutes. Set aside and keep warm.
  4. Return sirloin with marinade to sauté pan and cook until meat is well done, 3-4 minutes per side. Add vegetables back in and heat through.
  5. Serve over brown rice. Garnish with chopped green onions.


It’s a protein- and antioxidant-rich meal that’s super easy to prepare. Just a few of the nutrients you’ll be getting? Beta-carotene in the carrots, vitamin K in broccoli, vitamin C in cauliflower, vitamin A in peppers, and tons of fiber from all of the veggies and brown rice. Well-rounded is an understatement.

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