Healthy Beef and Broccoli



    1 tbsp olive oil divided
    1 lb flank steak thinly sliced across the grain
    3 cloves garlic minced
    1 shallot finely chopped
    4 green onions thinly sliced
    4 cups broccoli florets about 2 small crowns
    2 tbsp cornstarch
    3/4 cup water
    1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
    2 tbsp brown or coconut sugar
    1 tsp fresh ginger minced
    1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes



    Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef and cook until well-browned, about 6-8 minutes. Once well-browned, remove from pan and set aside.
    In the same pan, add garlic, shallot and green onions to the beef drippings. Cook one minute, stirring frequently. Add broccoli and cover for 5 minutes.
    In a small mixing bowl, combine water and cornstarch and mix until no longer lumpy. Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger and red pepper flakes in a medium bowl. Add cornstarch mixture and stir to combine. Set aside.
    Remove cover from pan and add sauce. Cook until sauce starts to thicken, about 3-5 minutes. Add beef and stir to combine, cooking an additional 2-3 minutes.
    Serve over brown rice, if desired.