Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Gardein Beef and Broccoli

Yesterday was a Monday in all senses of the word! On days like that I make something really simple. No need to complicate life more than it already is. Last night I went to the freezer for inspiration for a quick dinner. I had Gardein "beef less tips" and frozen broccoli. Voila! Beef and Broccoli!

Ok, so if you've never tried Gardein products you should give them a whirl. They are very good and of course super easy. They are a tad bit pricey. In my area they cost about $4.99 a bag. A bag is supposed to have 2.5 servings. I try and stretch that a bit, so last night I cut the beef less tips in half. They are large anyway, too large for my children, and it just makes the bag serve two adults and two small children in my household. So here's the simplest Monday night dinner going:

Marinade (from back of Gardein bag):
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cane sugar
1/4 tsp white pepper (I used black pepper bc I didn't have white, don't sweat it, it was still yummy!)
1 Tbsp canola oil (I used a Mediterranean oil mixture, use what you have)

Mix together and let that sit on the beef less tips for about ten minutes. 

While that's marinating I chopped the broccoli into smaller pieces and I sliced some red onion and some red bell pepper. I had these in my fridge, if you have other veggies use those, zucchini, green beans, snap peas would all work great! 

Add 1 Tbsp oil to a large frying pan. Add onions and beef less tips,with marinade, and let them brown a bit. Add broccoli and another vegetable you are using. Let them warm through but don't cook long enough to get soggy. 

I served it over rice and even the kiddos thought it was pretty yummy!