Stir Fried Beef with Pineapple Coconut Cauliflower

This recipe just screams flavor! Did you know a 3-ounce serving of lean beef provides 25 grams of protein and 10 essential nutrients? Thats the small size of a deck of cards!

New research indicates that evenly distributing daily protein intake at meals and snacks throughout the day (~20 to 30g/meal) helps maintain a healthy weight, support a healthy metabolism, and age more vibrantly—which makes this a great recipe for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

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Serves 3

You’ll need:

  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 8 Tbsp soy sauce, divided
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 1 Tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 12 oz sirloin steaks, cut against the grain into 1/4 inch slices
  • 3 tsp coconut oil, divided
  • 1 red onion, sliced into thin wedges
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 head raw cauliflower, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp fish sauce (optional)
  • 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 2/3 cup pineapple, coarsely chopped (fresh if possible, otherwise canned works too)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  1. Combine cornstarch, sugar, 6 Tbsp soy sauce, mirin, and ginger in a small bowl. Toss the beef strips with the sauce so they are all coated.
  2. Heat 1 tsp coconut oil in a large wok or skillet on medium high heat. Add the beef. Cook and stir for about 3 minutes, or until desired doneness. remove the beef from the wok/skillet.
  3. Add the remaining 2 tsp coconut oil to the pan along with the onions and garlic. Cook and stir for 4 minutes or until onions begin to soften and turn translucent.
  4. Add cauliflower, 2 Tbsp soy sauce, sesame oil, fish sauce, and coconut. Mix and let cook for about 8 minutes, or until cauliflower has softened but still has a slight crunch.
  5. Mix in pineapple and beef, garnish with cilantro and serve.

 

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Book an appointment here! Marina Bedrossian, RDN, CDN, CLT is a family holistic dietitian who specializes in nutrition for digestive issues, nutrition for Autism, ADHD, and nutrition for food sensitivities. 

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