Asian takeout has always been one of my family’s favorite foods–Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, etc. It all started back with my grandmother’s love for Chinese culture in particular, and the hours she used to spend learning and trying to replicate her favorite dishes. Her dim sum was TO DIE FOR, Y’ALL. I so wish I could just have one more bite of her food. Her secret ingredient was always love and I swear it made everything taste better.
Gluten-free and dairy-free doesn’t have to taste like you’re missing out on the good stuff. I bet people won’t even guess that you’re secretly serving them a gf/df meal. I know my family doesn’t even THINK about that until I point it out…after they’ve stuffed themselves. 🙂
For this recipe, I was really craving steak and I’m ALWAYS in the mood for an Asian spin on dinner, so I whipped up some shredded beef with hot garlic sauce. It’s ready in just about 40 minutes, and that time can be brought down to 30 minutes if you purchase pre-cut beef and veggies. I won’t judge.
One of my favorite things about this dish was the fun texture component the shelled edamame added to it. And the sauce? Goodness. The sauce was deliciously spicy with that savory, roasted garlic flavor I love, and there’s just enough of it to spoon onto your rice. Velveting the beef helps to give it a silky-smooth, butter-like, melt-in-your-mouth texture, so be sure to let it sit in its marinate for at least ten minutes. Your mouth will thank you.
Here’s what you’ll need for Shredded Beef with Hot Garlic Sauce tonight: