Pass on the takeout and try this Beef with Garlic Sauce! Flavorful, filling, quick, and super easy! Your family will surely ask for seconds!
“It’s like a better version of restaurant beef and broccoli”
This is what my husband said and being compared to takeout might be a new life goal completed.
I love me some low carb keto beef and broccoli or curry beef and broccoli, but when you make it with an extra garlic hit? OMG it takes it to a 20 on the scale of 1 to delicious.Not to mention the easiest beef dish you will ever make. None of that fanciness that comes with grilling a big coffee rubbed steak.
Just easy dinner deliciousness!
Why you will LOVE this Dinner
Dinnertime is sometimes SUCH a hassle, am I right?! When work, school, and all your life commitments are over for the day, all you want is a healthy, delicious and filling meal to feed your family! You could easily whip up a pot of homemade healthy hamburger helper OR you could try out something new that tastes like takeout- enter in this shredded beef with garlic sauce recipe! It’s SO flavorful, healthy, protein packed, and easy; there’s really not much you won’t love about this dinner recipe!
Cooking up delicious food that’s bursting with flavor doesn’t have to be difficult. Today’s beef recipe is SO easy and incredibly tasty, and only requires a handful of ingredients to make it a reality. Here’s the beef with garlic sauce ingredients you will need:
- Olive Oil
- Fresh Minced Garlic
- Flank Steak, thinly sliced
- Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce
- Sesame Oil
- Garlic Powder
How to make Beef With Garlic Sauce
In a large pan, heat up the oil and add in the garlic. Cook until it is golden brown, which should take a couple of minutes.
Cook the Beef
Toss the beef with cornstarch in a large bowl. Once the garlic is browned, add in the beef and cook until it’s browned. Add in the soy sauce and sesame oil and continue cooking until the sauce is bubbly and thickened.
Top with garlic powder if you desire, serve it up and DEVOUR!
Beef with Hot Garlic Sauce Recipe Substitutions
Make it Paleo: If you need this recipe to align with the paleo diet, simply replace the soy sauce with coconut aminos.
Make it Low Carb: This recipe is already an easy and tasty low carb meal, so I suggest serving it over cauliflower rice instead of regular rice to keep it low carb!
Make it Vegan: If you’re looking for ALL the flavor without the meat, I suggest using tofu in place of the beef in this recipe.
Make it Spicy: If you are a fan of heat, I suggest adding some sriracha to the garlic sauce, or adding some on top when you dig in!
What to serve alongside Beef with Garlic Sauce
This deliciously flavorful beef recipe is great on its own with a side of instant pot steamed broccoli, BUT I do suggest serving it with something that can sop up all that saucy goodness! I recommend serving the beef alongside a pot of hot jasmine rice, cooked quinoa, or cauliflower rice for a low carb, keto friendly option. Check out how to cook cauliflower rice to learn some easy ways to make it!
How to meal prep Beef and Garlic Sauce
Once you’ve allowed the beef and sauce to cool COMPLETELY, I recommend spooning some of it into meal sized containers with some cooked rice and broccoli. Seal the containers with their lids and store them in the fridge for up to 3 days until you’re ready to reheat them and enjoy!
There are different opinions about this, but I LOVE flank steak for stir frys.
The secret to making a tougher cut of beef, like flank steak, is to slice it ACROSS the grain. Make sure you don’t slice it with the grain or it will be even tougher.
For this recipe, thinly sliced beef is key. The easiest way is to freeze the beef and only partially thaw it. Then, use a super sharp (I like ceramic) knife when it’s still partially frozen to slice it!
While both are great as quick and easy dinners with similar Asian roots and flavors, there are slight differences between the two recipes. Mongolian beef has ginger and chili in the dish and is topped with scallions or green onions.
Variations around this recipe
While beef makes this dish hearty and savory you can substitute it out for a healthier ingredient. Tofu, eggplant, broccoli, and mushrooms can be used or added if you want more plant-based components. Chicken can be used as a cheaper and leaner option. Serve this on top of steamed rice, quinoa, or even cauliflower rice.
more easy healthy dinner ideas
- 2 Tbsp Olive oil
- 2 tsp Fresh garlic, minced
- 1 Lb Flank steak, thinly sliced
- 1 Tbsp Cornstarch (or tapioca starch)
- 1/2 Cup Reduced sodium soy sauce (gluten free if needed. Or coconut aminos)
- 1 tsp Sesame oil
- Powdered garlic, if desired (for garnishing)
- Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the garlic and cook until golden brown, about 2 mins.
- Toss the beef with the cornstarch. Once the garlic if browned, add the beef to the pan and cook until browned, about 5 minutes.
- Add in the soy sauce and sesame oil and cook until the sauce thickens and bubbles.
- Top with garlic powder(if desired) and DEVOUR!
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