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Beef and Broccoli Bowls with Sunshine Sauce

  • Author: Cristina Curp, FNTP
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 4 bowls 1x
  • Category: entree
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Whole30


Easy and delicious beef and broccoli with sunshine sauce! A nut free and Whole30 compliant weeknight meal! 



For the Beef

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil 
  • 1 pound 85% lean grass fed ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos

For the broccoli

  • 4 broccoli crowns cut into florets
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt

For the Sunshine Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon cooking fat
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seed butter or cashew butter
  • 1/4 cup bone broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 of fine salt
  • 2 teaspoon coconut aminos
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 green onion, minced

To assemble

  • 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 saucepot over low heat.
  8. Melt the fat than the sunflower seed butter, stirring until smooth.
  9. Add in the bone broth, salt, aminos and ground ginger, stir until well combined, and a dark tan.
  10. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice and stir until it’s smooth again.
  11. Mix in the green onion. Set aside.
  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!


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 388
  • Fat: 29g
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Protein: 30g