This Garlic Beef recipe will surprise you with its taste, speed and ease. I found it in a cookbook I recently picked up, One-Pot Paleo. It’s packed with flavor and healthy greens, and the high heat sears the beef and caramelizes the garlic.
Wilting greens makes it easy to eat large quantities of healthy leafy vegetables. I love the effect of watching four or more cups significantly reduce while cooking over high heat. The balance of protein and vegetables in this dish creates a satisfying and healthy effect you will surely love.
This quick recipe is a weeknight’s best friend, and it works great served with cauli-rice or jasmine rice. The sirloin takes a little knife work, and you want to marinate the beef for at least 30 minutes. But once you turn on the heat, this one-dish meal only takes 10 minutes and feeds 3 adults.
1 pound sirloin steak, thinly sliced
1/4 cup olive oil or coconut oil
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
8 cloves of garlic, minced
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
4-6 cups mixed leafy greens, such as bok choy, spinach, Swiss chard and baby kale
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos
Thinly cut the sirloin on an angle into 1/8” thick slices.
Combine the beef with the minced garlic, black pepper, and oil. Marinate for at least 30 minutes but no longer than an hour.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and let the pan warm up. Add the sirloin to the hot pan and stir-fry for 4 minutes. Add the onion and continue to cook for 2 more minutes. Then add the greens on top of the beef.
Cook, stirring regularly, for another 3 minutes. Add the red pepper flakes and soy sauce and turn the heat up slightly to dry out the pan. Stir fry for another 3 minutes, and then remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.