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No-Beef and Broccoli

Continuing my Asian dishes, I love this one. It is a plant-based take on beef and broccoli using my gluten-based beef substitute. This recipe is to show the many ways this substitute can be used. I usually make the patties and cube them up. This serves about four people, depending upon appetite.

Broccoli has a great amount of nutritional value. It has fiber water and many nutrients, including Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, folate, potassium, manganese, iron, among many others. In addition, it benefits gut health, eye health, bone health, pregnancy, weight loss., and lots more. Please read this article on the “Broccoli 101” from healthline.

Without further ado, here is the recipe…

No-Beef and Broccoli


  • 1/3 c. soy sauce/liquid aminos
  • 1 tsp. beef-like seasoning
  • 2 Tbs. agave nectar or to taste
  • 1 Tbs. molasses
  • 1 Tbs. ginger, grated and divided
  • 1 tsp. garlic minced, divided
  • ½ tsp. coffee-substitute
  • 2 Tbs. organic cornstarch divided
  • 6 beef-substitute patties, cubed (See recipe)
  • 2 Tbs. roasted sesame seed oil, divided
  • 2 frozen bags broccoli florets or 8 cups fresh
  • ¼ tsp. pure salt or to taste
  • ½ c. scallions sliced, optional
  • sesame seeds, optional


  1. In a tight lid jar, add soy sauce/aminos, beef-like seasoning, agave nectar, molasses, half of the ginger and garlic, coffee-substitute, and half of the cornstarch. Shake well and set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, toss cubed beef substitute with remaining corn starch.
  3. In a large skillet/wok, heat 1 Tbsp. sesame oil over medium-high heat and add the rest of the ginger and garlic along with the frozen broccoli. Toss and cook for 4 minutes. Mound broccoli in the middle of the skillet and lightly salt, stir to season all the broccoli.
  4. Add beef substitute on top of broccoli and drizzle in the remaining oil. Toss and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add remaining cornstarch liquid mixture and cook for 1-2 minutes until sauce thickens slightly. Add scallions, if desired, and toss.
  6. Remove from heat and serve over brown rice. Garnished with more scallions and/or sesame seeds.

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