Delicious Keto Beef And Broccoli (Low Carb) Recipe

Beef and broccoli is one of those classic dinner recipes that never gets old. It’s so simple, delicious, and good for you.  Not only is this recipe keto, but it’s also paleo and whole 30 compliant as well

Normally beef and broccoli is paired with traditional rice, but in this recipe, it’s paired with cauliflower rice. Cauliflower rice is such a great low-carb alternative to white or brown rice. It’s packed with nutrients but low on carbs. 

Keto Beef And Broccoli

(Editor’s note: To find the recipe for the cauliflower rice, scroll past the Keto Beef and Broccoli recipe)

Keto Beef And Broccoli

This recipe is super easy and quick to make. If your weeknights are constantly pressed for time, this recipe is for you. It can be prepared and ready to eat in no time. 

It can also be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days and then eaten as leftovers. 

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How to make low carb beef and broccoli (RECIPE)

The ingredients you’re going to need to make Keto Beef and Broccoli: 

  • Flank steak –  Flank steak is a cut of beef that is very lean but also very tender. Since flank steak is so lean, it’s a great source of protein. In this recipe, you’re going to cut the steak into very thin strips for it to cook properly. 
  • Black pepper – You’re going to season the beef with black pepper before putting the rest of the sauce on. This allows for the steak to soak up extra flavor before cooking. 
  • Soy sauce – This is the main ingredient in the sauce. Beef and Broccoli typically has a salty flavor, and soy sauce is the reason for that. You can substitute soy sauce for coconut aminos if needed. 
  • Cloves garlic – To make this recipe, you’re going to need a few cloves of minced garlic. Garlic adds so much flavor to this dish and is a must-have. If you do not have cloves of garlic, you can use pre-minced garlic instead. 
  • Fresh ginger – Ginger works great in savory recipes like this one. It’s a great way to add a little bit of warm, pungent, peppery flavor to this dish. You need peeled and grated ginger to maximize the effect. 
  • Sesame oil – Sesame oil is used to cook beef and broccoli. It has a neutral oil flavor and will blend easily into any dish. You will end up dividing your sesame oil in half so that you can use some to cook the beef and then some to cook the broccoli. 
  • Broccoli florets – Broccoli is a low-calorie and nutrient-packed food. It’s easy to spice up and can pair well with almost any meal. In this recipe, you’re going to need small broccoli florets. 

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How to prepare keto broccoli beef (INSTRUCTIONS)

Step 1: 

Start by slicing the flank steak into thin pieces. For easier slicing, place the steak in the freezer for 10-15 minutes before slicing.

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Step 2: 

Season the beef with pepper.

Step 3: 

Mix the soy sauce, garlic, and ginger. Set aside.

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Step 4: 

Add half of the sesame oil to a skillet or wok over high heat. Add the beef and cook, stirring often, until the meat is just cooked through. Remove and set aside.

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Step 5: 

Add the remaining oil to the pan. Add the broccoli and cook for 1-2 minutes. If the broccoli hasn’t been blanched, cook 4-5 minutes, adding 1-2 tablespoons of water if it begins to burn.

Step 6: 

Add the beef back to the pan and stir in the sauce. Allow it to come to a boil and cook for 1 minute. Serve immediately over some cauliflower rice (recipe below). 

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How to make Keto Cauliflower Rice: 

Step 1: Place the cauliflower pieces in a food processor and pulse until it has the texture of rice. (Roughly 1 cup of cauliflower = 1 serving). 

Step 2: In a large skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil over medium heat.

Step 3: Sauté until heated through, about 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 4: Season with salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lime juice (optional) to help remove any bitterness from the raw cauliflower.

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Tips for making Keto Beef and Broccoli: 

Blanch your broccoli – For bright green broccoli, start by blanching the broccoli in boiling water for 2-3 minutes until it turns bright green. Remove, drain under cold water, and pat dry. This step can be skipped, but broccoli won’t be as bright green.

Top with Sesame Seeds- In the image below, you can see that the Keto Beef and Broccoli is topped with sesame seeds. This is completely optional but will add extra flavor and an appealing look. 

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KETO BEEF AND BROCCOLI

KETO BEEF AND BROCCOLI

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Bake Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Beef and broccoli is one of those classic dinner recipes that never gets old. It’s so simple, delicious, and good for you. 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound flank steak, cut into very thin strips.
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 4 cups broccoli florets (smaller florets)

Instructions

  1. Start by slicing the flank steak into thin pieces. For easier slicing, place the steak in the freezer for 10-15 minutes before slicing.
  2. Season the beef with pepper.
  3. Mix the soy sauce, garlic, and ginger. Set aside.
  4. Add half of the sesame oil to a skillet or wok over high heat. Add the beef and cook, stirring often, until the meat is just cooked through. Remove and set aside.
  5. Add the remaining oil to the pan. Add the broccoli and cook for 1-2 minutes. If the broccoli hasn’t been blanched, cook 4-5 minutes, adding 1-2 tablespoons of water if it begins to burn.
  6. Add the beef back to the pan and stir in the sauce. Allow it to come to a boil and cook for 1 minute. Serve immediately over some cauliflower rice (recipe below)

How to make cauliflower rice:

  1. Place the cauliflower pieces in a food processor and pulse until it has the texture of rice.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Sauté until heated through, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Season with salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lime juice (optional) to help remove any bitterness from the raw cauliflower.

Notes

For bright green broccoli, start by blanching the broccoli in boiling water for 2-3 minutes until it turns bright green. Remove, drain under cold water, and pat dry. This step can be skipped, but broccoli won’t be as bright green.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 320Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 1306mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 5gSugar: 3gProtein: 37g

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Carb count will vary with different ingredients and brands. It should not be considered as a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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