Beef and Broccoli
Beef and broccoli is one of those classic combinations that never gets old. Whether the first time you tried it was at a Chinese restaurant or it is something your family has been making for decades, it is a staple that you can easily add to your menu plan without any major changes to your shopping list.
A naturally keto and paleo friendly meal, you can actually turn this into a vegetarian dinner as well. Opt for veggie crumbles instead of the ground beef and you’re good to go for a tasty meat-free meal.
To flesh out the meal a little further, pair this with my Easy Stuffed Mushrooms. Usually I make them for a crowd, but they’re just as tasty an option to make for dinner as well!
Beef and Broccoli Recipe
10 oz ground beef
3 oz butter
9 oz broccoli
4 oz cheese (I used marbled cheddar)
1 tsp garlic powder (or more to taste)
1 tsp onion powder (or more to taste)
Salt and pepper (to taste)
Cayenne pepper (a few shakes optional, if you like it spicy)
Rinse and trim the broccoli. Using a cutting board, cut it into small florets.
Take out a large frying pan and heat your butter. Brown the ground beef on medium-high heat and season it to taste with the spices of your choice in the ingredients list. I usually just do a dash of each and then taste it once all of the beef is cooked through. You’ll be adding more seasoning in a minute.
Reduce the heat to low and pull out a second frying pan. In the second pan, on a second burner, fry the broccoli in a Tbsp of butter for a few minutes. While it is frying, be sure to stir your ground beef to keep it from over-browning.
Add the broccoli to the cooked ground beef and season everything with another dash of spices. Stir everything together to make sure that the spices have mixed through.
Take your broccoli and beef and place it into a casserole or au gratin dish. Top the beef and broccoli with your favorite shredded cheese and broil it in the oven for about four minutes.
If you’d prefer not to use the oven, you will be able to get some melty cheese going on top of the beef and broccoli without it (just because of how hot it will be after cooking), but the oven is what creates the cheesy crispiness. Serve hot and enjoy!
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If you'd prefer not to use the oven, you will be able to get some melty cheese going on top of the beef and broccoli without it (just because of how hot it will be after cooking), but the oven is what creates the cheesy crispiness. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 485Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 137mgSodium: 413mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 27g
If you'd prefer not to use the oven, you will be able to get some melty cheese going on top of the beef and broccoli without it (just because of how hot it will be after cooking), but the oven is what creates the cheesy crispiness.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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