The traditional beef and broccoli stir fry is one of my favorite restaurant dishes, but it’s loaded with unnecessary fat and calories. I’ve added some simple skinny swaps to this flavorful dish, and it is still just as tasty! This dish has all the flavor without any of the extra salt in so many stir-fry dinners! This dish packs bold flavor in every bite! If there are leftovers, allow the beef to marinate in the ginger-orange sauce overnight and pack it for lunch the next day. Your office buddies will want to trade you! For more ways to make your meals healthier (and tastier) than takeout, try my Skinny Shrimp Stir Fry, Skinny Chicken Fried Rice and Skinny Sweet and Sour Chicken!

Skinny Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving size: 1 cup

Ingredients

  • ¾ lbs sirloin beef, sliced thin (salt + pepper to taste)
  • 1½ Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp peanut oil
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • ½ lb broccoli florets
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup snow peas, ends off + deveined
  • ¼ cup water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • ⅛ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • juice from 1 large orange (about ½ cup)
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper

Instructions

  1. Season beef with salt and pepper. Lightly coat cornstarch over beef on both sides.
  2. Heat peanut oil in a wok or a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and ginger then stir-fry for 1-2 minutes. Transfer beef to a bowl, cover with foil or plastic wrap and set aside.
  3. Turn heat down to medium and add water to the hot wok. Add broccoli, bell pepper, snow peas, water chestnuts and garlic then carefully cover top with foil and steam for 2-3 minutes or until broccoli is tender. Stir.
  4. Pour soy sauce, orange juice, water and red pepper into the wok and bring to boil. Return the cooked beef and stir until sauce thickens, about 2-3 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving (1 cup):

Calories: 347

Fat: 20g

Carbohydrates: 11g

Fiber: 4g

Protein: 29g

Sugars: 4g

Sodium: 685mg

Vitamin A: 7%

Vitamin C: 149%

Calcium: 3%

Iron: 18%

WWP+: 9

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