After ditching the wheat, I admit there’s one thing I really miss… Chinese food. I grew up with my mother’s homemade Chinese dishes, but most of those recipes have wheat or soy sauce of some kind in it.
So while I have to forgo the take-out, I’m always looking for recipes I can make at home. And this Paleo Ginger Beef Stir Fry recipe is perfect! It tastes even better than what I’ve had in Chinese restaurants, but without the preservatives, MSG and other junk that’s often in Chinese food.
Are you drooling yet? I bet this recipe would taste great with chicken or shrimp too. Yummo!
This quick dish is loaded with nutritious vegetables and bone broth. If you don't have homemade bone broth on hand, you can always use store-bought beef broth instead. Any cut of steak will work, but I prefer sirloin.
- ¼ cup coconut aminos
- 2 tablespoons coconut palm sugar
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
- 2 pounds top sirloin steak, sliced thinly against the grain
- 2 cups beef bone broth
- ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons arrowroot flour
- ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
- 3 tablespoons coconut palm sugar
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 cups chopped broccoli
- 1 onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 recipe cauliflower rice, for serving
- In a resealable bag, combine the ingredients for the marinade. Add the steak and shake to coat. Seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.
- Mix together the sauce ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
- After the steak is done marinating, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Place the steak in the hot skillet and fry for 2 to 3 minutes, until cooked through, stirring often. Remove the steak from the skillet and set aside.
- Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the broccoli, onion, and bell pepper to the skillet and saute for 2 minutes.
- Return the steak to the skillet and reduce the heat to medium-low. Whisk the sauce and pour it over the beef. Give everything a quick stir and cook for 1 minute. The sauce will begin to thicken immediately.
- Serve over cauliflower rice.
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Looking for more recipes like this?
This Paleo Ginger Beef Stir Fry recipe is in the new cookbook Ditch the Wheat: 120 Paleo Recipes for a Gluten-Free Lifestyle by Carol Lovett the author of the drool-worthy blog Ditch the Wheat. She has some amazing dishes (and gorgeous photos of every recipe) in this cookbook – ranging from kitchen staples (like sauces and marinades), entrees (like Asian dishes and good old-fashioned comfort food), side dishes, desserts, and even a section on fermented foods and kombucha.
- Over 120 drool-worthy recipes – mostly Asian takeout and some American classics too
- The why, what and how of Paleo – great introduction to those just starting a Paleo or gluten free lifestyle
- Tips and tricks, like how to cut a whole chicken and how to bake with Paleo ingredients
- Basics, such as BBQ sauce, dressings and other marinades
- Fermented foods, such as ginger bug, fermented sriracha sauce and sauerkraut
- Breakfast favorites – don’t miss the Meat Bagel (wow!) and yuca hash browns
- Crackers, wraps, breads, bagels and muffins, like grain-free tortillas and Paleo bread
- Snacks and starters, such as the sweet potato nacho dip and onion fries (YES!)
- Soups and salads, such as hearty beef stew, roasted tomato basil soup and BLT wedge salad
- Main meals – don’t miss the cilantro maple sriracha chicken wings and smoky chipotle aioli burgers with crunchy mango slaw
- Side dishes, such as loaded mashed cauliflower with bacon and green onions (oh yeah!)
- Desserts, like apple crumble, strawberry swirl ice cream and birthday cake (which my kids have already requested I make)
- Plus, there’s a guide on common Paleo ingredients, tools and equipment, and much more!
Photo credit: Reprinted with permission from Ditch the Wheat: 120 Paleo Recipes for a Gluten-Free Lifestyle by Carol Lovett (Victory Belt Publishing)
p.s. Looking for tips to transition to a real food or healthy gluten-free lifestyle? Check out my free Real Food Guide email course and e-book.