Beef and Broccoli Bowls with Sunshine Sauce (Whole30, Paleo, Keto)


I made this Whole30 Beef and Broccoli recipe on Instagram stories last week and saved it to the highlights, which a lot of folks have a hard time finding. This is where they are:


If your IG doesn’t display those circles on the profiles, these you probably need to update your app, those circles are the highlights from Stories, and they don’t expire. So me and many other IG folks use them to bookmark important info, or delicious recipes, like this one. I often have highlights titled: WOD, NEW RECIPES, AIP, KETO or Whole30. 

Anyway, you folks went crazy for this amazing Whole30 Beef and Broccoli, and rightfully so, it’s bombdotcom. I mean a low carb, protein-packed, bowl with crispy broccoli and amazing sauce, what’s not to love? 

Secret’s In The Sauce

I didn’t really know Sunshine Sauce was a thing, but I guess that’s what I made. I’m just cool like that (not). Thanks to those who messaged me to identify this addicting nutty sauce. I looked up a few renditions of the recipe and it’s pretty darn close, but I like that mine uses bone broth instead of coconut milk, and also the addition of green onions because if it were up to me all food would be served with piles of roasted garlic and fresh green onion on top…. no? Just me? Okay then. 

Not all sunflower seed butters are created equal folks. Here are a few brands that I like, which don’t have sugar or added crap.


Meat Matters

Ya’ll know I shop on a budget (hello, military family in Hawaii), which is why we eat so much ground beef. I mean I genuinely enjoy it, it’s delicious… but it’s also the cheapest, which means that I can get grass fed, grass finished ground beef, sometimes for under $5/lb. Sometimes not. Sourcing can be really hard, even from Whole Foods. They’re not always totally transparent and unfortunately when it comes to beef getting factory farmed is just not an option. Not only is is full of toxins, it’s horrible for the environment and those poor cows had horrible lives. 

If I’m going to eat an animal, I am going to eat an animal that was happy and healthy and I am going to use my dollars are a vote for more ethical farming. If you can’t find good beef in your area, consider shopping online. 

One of my favorite grass-fed beef companies, and legit, the best tasting meat I have ever had is from PRE Brands, they just went LIVE with their e-commerce site. Bonus, you don’t have to subscribe, unlike other brands. Check it out HERE. 

Now let’s make some Whole30 Beef and Broccoli Bowls… hooray for Low Carb Paleo + Keto goodness!

Beef and Broccoli Bowls with Sunshine Sauce
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
277 calories
8 g
69 g
18 g
23 g
5 g
188 g
1117 g
2 g
1 g
10 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 277
Calories from Fat 154
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 69mg
Sodium 1117mg
Total Carbohydrates 8g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Protein 23g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the Beef
  1. 1 tablespoon cooking fat
  2. 1 pound 85% lean grass fed ground beef
  3. 1 teaspoon fine salt
  4. 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  5. 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
For the broccoli
  1. 4 broccoli crowns cut into florets
  2. 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  3. 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
For the Sunshine Sauce
  1. 1 tablespoon cooking fat
  2. 2 tablespoons sun flower seed butter
  3. 1/2 cup bone broth
  4. 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  5. pinch of fine salt
  6. 1 teaspoon coconut aminos
  7. juice of one lemon
  8. 1 green onion, minced
To assemble
  1. 4 cups baby spinach (optional)
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400F.
  2. Toss the broccoli with fat and salt on a sheet pan massaging the fat into the florets, them spread them out on the sheet pan so they are not crowded.
  3. Put the sheet pan while it pre-heats, once it comes to temperature set a time for 20 minutes.
  4. In the meantime heat a large skillet over medium heat, when it comes to temperature add in the fat.
  5. Crumble the ground beef into the skillet and add in the salt and garlic. Stir, breaking up with a whisk until browned and crumbly. Add in the coconut aminos and bring the heat up to high.
  6. Cook, stirring occasionally until dark brown and crispy.
  7. While that cook set a small sauce pot over medium heat.
  8. Melt the fat then the sunflower seed butter, stirring until smooth.
  9. Add in the bone broth, sal, aminos and ground ginger, stir until well combined and simmering.
  10. Add in the lemon juice and stir until lightened and smooth again.
  11. Mix in the green onion and remove from the heat.
  12. To assemble the bowls make a bed of baby spinach in 4 large bowls. Spoon ground beef into each of the bowls. Add in the broccoli florets and spoon the sauce over everything. Dig in!
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