Beef Broccoli & Couscous Stir Fry

It is rare for me to make steak or roast beef without having some left over beef.  I’m always looking for ways to use up the extra pieces in a tasty and healthy way.  I made steak with a rosemary and balsamic glaze the other day and had one small piece left.  So I came up with this recipe fir beef broccoli stir fry..Like all 30 minute meals, it’s ready in a flash.Beef Broccoli Stir fry with spinach

Making beef broccoli stir fry

This beef broccoli stir fry was the oddest recipe I have ever done. I just kept adding things I had in the fridge that needed using and it ended up being really delicious.

mushrooms and broccoliI started by heating broccoli and mushrooms in a non stick skillet that I spray with a bit of Pam buttery spray.

garlic ginger and steakNext came some garlic, a small piece of grated ginger and my left over steak.  It was starting to take effect nicely.

couscous, lime juice and soy sauce.My daughter left me with about 3 tbsp of Middle Eastern Couscous (which she discovered in my pantry over Christmas and found that she loved!)  So I added that to about 1/2 cup of beef broth, zest and juice of 1/2 lime and 1 tsp of low sodium soy sauce.

carrots and stirfryI decided that it was not colorful enough, but it was too late for sliced carrots, so I just grated a medium carrot and in it went.

spinach in the stirfry.Last but not least, 1/3 of a bag of baby spinach went in to make it even more healthy and also because I love the taste of spinach.  I added a bit of Kosher salt and cracked black pepper and allowed the spinach to wilt.  Finally, I added about 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped cilantro, left over from my famous guacamole recipe and I was done.

Beeft, Broccoli and Couscous Stir FryAnd now for the taste.  It was really nice!  The middle eastern couscous picked up the lime and cilantro showcased the lime well.  Since I used low sodium soy sauce, and very little salt, it had exactly the right seasoning without being too salty, which I hate.

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Beef Broccoli & Couscous Stir Fry
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 3 ounces of cooked beef or steak (I used my left over Rosemary Steak recipe)
  • Pam cooking spray
  • 1 cup of mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup of broccoli florets
  • 2 cloves of garlic, diced
  • ½ inch piece of ginger, grated
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 cup of baby spinach leaves
  • Kosher salt and cracked black pepper to taste.
  • 2 tbsp of chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 ounces of cooked beef or steak (I used my left over Rosemary Steak recipe)
  • Pam cooking spray
  • 1 cup of mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup of broccoli florets
  • 2 cloves of garlic, diced
  • ½ inch piece of ginger, grated
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 cup of baby spinach leaves
  • Kosher salt and cracked black pepper to taste.
  • 2 tbsp of chopped fresh cilantro
Instructions
  1. Heat the broccoli and mushrooms in a non stick skillet that is sprayed with a bit of Pam buttery spray. Cook until the broccoli is starting to get tender and the mushrooms have turned color - about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, a small piece of grated ginger and the steak. Stir to combine and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Mix in the 3 tbsp of Middle Eastern Couscous. Add the beef broth, zest and juice of ½ lime and 1 tsp of low sodium soy sauce. Heat for 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in the grated carrot and heat just about 1 minute more.
  5. Add the baby spinach and season to taste with Kosher salt and cracked black pepper. Allow the spinach to wilt.
  6. Stir in 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped cilantro and serve immediately.
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  2 comments for “Beef Broccoli & Couscous Stir Fry

  1. Edie Benson
    01/30/2014 at 10:52 am

    Wonderful flavor and texture combinations in this recipe!

    • Admin
      01/30/2014 at 1:06 pm

      Glad you like it Edie! Thanks for sharing your comment. Carol

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