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Amazing Vegan Beef and Broccoli

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This amazing vegan beef and broccoli is the perfect busy weeknight dish made in 30 minutes, tastes like restaurant quality, plus kid-friendly!

Easy Vegan Beef and Broccoli

Vegan Beef and Broccoli Recipe

I am really into soy curls. They taste SO good when they are made properly and the perfect meat alternatives.

They soak in whatever flavor you’re infusing it with, they are full of protein, and just so good.

It’s the perfect mock meat for this vegan beef and broccoli dish.

Everyone in my family loves this vegan beef and broccoli.

And if you have been following along, you know my 5-year-old likes pretty much nothing, so this is big. I LOVE a night that I don’t have to beg the kids to eat, it makes dinner time so much more pleasant!

This is also a 30 minutes or less vegan recipe which is amazing for a quick weeknight meal, I love quick vegan recipes!

Beef and broccoli used to be my favorite dish to get at a Chinese restaurant.

Now even better I can make it homemade without the red meat being involved.

Quick, painless, and not too many dishes. I call that a win!

Recipe Q&A

Can this be made gluten free?

Yes, if you use tamari or liquid aminos this can be made fully gluten-free.

What are soy curls?

Soy curls are dehydrated soy. You rehydrate them for about 10 minutes, squeeze out the excess water and then cook them up. They are my favorite more natural meat substitute.

Where do I find soy curls?

You can find them on Amazon or a lot of health food stores carry them.

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Can you freeze this dinner?

This dinner tastes best fresh, mainly because the broccoli can get a little funky.

How do you like your broccoli for “beef” and broccoli? Let me know in the comments!

Can I add extra veggies?

Yes, you can add whatever vegetables you want to make this more of a stir fry if you want, an onion mixture or green peppers, whatever sounds good in this broccoli stir-fry.

What do you need for this vegan dinner recipe?

  • dry soy curls
  • fresh broccoli florets chopped
  • water or more (for cooking broccoli)
  • oil neutral
  • Cooked rice for serving
  • low sodium soy sauce
  • brown sugar
  • corn starch mixed with 1TB water
  • sesame oil
  • ginger powder (you can use fresh ginger, I just prefer the ease of powder)
  • cloves garlic, minced
  • no beef broth or vegetable broth

You can add green onions, sesame seeds, and or red pepper flakes to garnish if you would like.

How do you make it this vegan beef and broccoli?

Start by soaking your soy curls. 

Put 2 cups of soy curls in a bowl and cover them with warm water- let sit for 10 minutes.

While your soy curls are soaking, make your sauce. 

Get a separate bowl and mix all your sauce ingredients except for the cornstarch. 

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Mix the cornstarch separately by taking 1 TB of water and 2 tsp cornstarch, mix until smooth then add to your sauce and stir. Set aside.

Now strain your soy curls.

Remove all the water by squeezing them until they stop producing water. 

Take your 2 TB cornstarch and mix it with your soy curls. Add your soy curls in a hot large skillet and cook over medium-high heat until the soy curls are browned. Remove them from the pan. 

Then add your chopped-up broccoli to the pan with a half cup of water so it steams the broccoli and doesn’t stick, cook this until it starts to turn bright green, not overly cooked, but the texture you want it for the dish. 

Add back your soy curls with the broccoli, add the vegan beef stock and the sweet sauce. 

Mix until the sauce is thickened, this only takes a few minutes. And you’re ready to serve.

Serve with white or brown rice.

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Vegan Beef and Broccoli

Yield: 5 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This vegan beef and broccoli soy curl dish is the ultimate dinner! This is a family favorite even the picky one will eat!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dry soy curls
  • 2 heads broccoli chopped
  • 1/2 cup water or more (for cooking broccoli)
  • 2 TB cornstarch
  • 2 tsp oil neutral
  • Cooked rice for serving

Sauce

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce, low sodium
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cornstarch mixed with 1TB water
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup no beef broth or vegetable broth

Instructions

  1. Start by soaking your soy curls.  Put 2 cups of soy curls in a bowl and cover them with warm water- let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. While your soy curls are soaking, make your sauce.  Mix all your sauce ingredients except for the cornstarch.  Mix the cornstarch separately by taking 1 TB of water and 2 tsp cornstarch, mix until smooth then add to your sauce and stir.  Set aside.
  3. Now strain your soy curls. Remove all the water by squeezing them until they stop producing water.  Take your 2 TB cornstarch and mix it with your soy curls. Add your soy curls in a hot large skillet and cook the soy curls until they are browned. Remove them from the pan.  Then add your chopped up broccoli to the pan with some water so it steams the broccoli and doesn't stick, cook this until it starts to turn bright green, not overly cooked, but the texture you want it for the dish.  Add back your soy curls with the broccoli, add the vegan beef stock and the sauce.  Mix until the sauce is thickened, this only takes a few minutes.  And you're ready to serve.
  4. Serve with rice
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1206mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 5gSugar: 11gProtein: 7g

The calories are computer generated and may not be 100% accurate.

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