Beef + Broccoli (Paleo + Whole 30)

  An important aspect, in my opinion, of a successful Whole30 is adding variety to your weekly menu.   I find if get into a recipe rute and repeat the same old recipes, that’s when the cravings set it. With each round of Whole30 I’ve completed I always try to keep it creative and mix things up.  This may not always be easy during busy weeks, so I have learned to utilize my weekend meal prep and have begun to treat leftovers like gold! This recipe is a spin on Chinese take out. It has a punch of flavor and is loaded with all the good stuff.       






  • ½ cup tapioca flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp 5 Spice Powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 lb skirt steak or flank steak, sliced thin


  • 2 Tbsp Avocado oil
  • 1 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp 5 spice powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp tapioca flour mixed with 2 Tbsp water


  • 9 Tbsp avocado oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 10 cups broccoli chopped (I used frozen that I defrosted)
  • 2 tsp salt



  • In a zip-lock bag combine tapioca flour, garlic powder, 1 tsp 5 spice powder and salt.
  • Place sliced steak into tapioca mixture bag and shake to coat evenly.
  • In a small saucepan combine all sauce ingredients except tapioca flour.
  • In a large sautee pan add 3 Tbsp avocado oil.
  • Once hot add in sliced onions and 1 tsp salt
  • Once onions begin to caramelized add broccoli, 2 Tbsp avocado oil and 1 tsp salt.
  • Cover and let broccoli begin to soften.  About 5-7 minutes.
  • While broccoli is cooking place sauce in saucepan over medium heat and let simmer.
  • Once sauce is simmering add tapioca and water mixture. Stir to combine.
  • Let sauce simmer for a few minutes.  Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Once broccoli is fork tender remove from pan and set aside.
  • In the same large sautee pan add 4 additional Tbsp of avocado oil.
  • Once hot add sliced steak in a single layer and cook for about 3-4 minutes flipping halfway through.
  • Continue to cook meat in single layer batches.  Continue to add avocado oil as needed.
  • Once all the meat is cooked add all the meat back to the sautee pan along with the broccoli.  Mix to combine.
  • Pour sauce from saucepan over the beef and broccoli.  Stir coat meat and broccoli with the sauce.
  • Let simmer on low heat for 1-2 minutes.


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