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Paleo + Whole30 Orange Broccoli Beef

This Paleo + Whole30 Orange Broccoli Beef Stir Fry Recipe is a healthy and delicious 30 minute dinner or meal prep, and much healthier than takeout!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian Inspired
Servings: 4
Calories: 309
Author: Natalie


Orange Broccoli Beef Sauce

  • Zest from 1 orange
  • 1/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/3 cup chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons coconut aminos
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger grated or finely minced
  • 2 cloves of garlic grated or finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seed oil

Orange Broccoli Beef

  • 12 oz flat iron steak I get all my steak from ButcherBox, which I highly recommend!
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt + 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 6 cups broccoli florets from about 3 heads of broccoli
  • 1 yellow onion sliced
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Preheat your cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
  • Combine all the Orange Broccoli Beef Sauce ingredients in a small bowl or mason jar and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • Pat the flat iron steak completely dry with a paper towel, then season with the salt and pepper.
  • When the cast iron skillet is warm, add in the avocado oil. Sear off the steaks until golden brown and they have an internal temperature of 125ºF, about 5 or so minutes per side depending on the thickness of your flat iron steak. Remove the steaks, and allow to rest on a cutting board.
  • In the same cast iron skillet, add the broccoli, onions and water. Cook over medium high heat until the broccoli and onion are tender and all the water has evaporated, about 5-8 minutes.
  • Thinly slice the rested steak against the grain, then add back in to the skillet with the cooked broccoli and onions.
  • Add in Orange Broccoli Beef Sauce, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until warm and the sauce has thickened.
  • Serve warm. Great with cauliflower rice and topped with sesame seeds!
  • Will keep in an airtight container refrigerated for 5 days, or frozen for 6 months.


Meal Prep Instructions: Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the refrigerator. HEATING: Either microwave until warm, about 3-5 minutes (I like to sprinkle in a little water to help it steam and prevent it from drying out). Or reheat in a 350ºF oven until warm, 10-15 minutes.
Other Veggies: Sometimes I like to add in sliced red bell pepper! You can substitute cauliflower florets too. Whatever vegetables sound good to you!


Calories: 309 | Total Carbs: 14.8g | Protein: 20.6g | Fat: 19.8g | Fiber: 4.2g | Net Carbs: 11g