An easy recipe for healthy, low carb and keto beef and broccoli. It’s wonderfully flavorful and very easy to make – it’s ready in just 30 minutes!
I love making this delicious and easy beef and broccoli, and my family often requests it for dinner. We all appreciate the wonderful flavors, and I also appreciate the fact that it’s healthy, keto, and easy to make!
The ingredients you’ll need
Here’s an overview of what you’ll need to make this recipe. The exact measurements are included in the recipe card below:
- Reduced-sodium soy sauce (or a gluten-free alternative)
- Red pepper flakes
- Small broccoli florets
- Neutral oil such as avocado oil
- Aromatics: onion, garlic, and ginger
- Sirloin strips
- Garnish: sesame oil and sesame seeds
How to make keto beef and broccoli
It’s so easy! Scroll down to the recipe card for the detailed instructions. Here are the basic steps:
- Start by whisking together the sauce ingredients, then set it aside.
- Microwave the broccoli florets until tender-crisp.
- Saute the onion, garlic, ginger, and beef strips.
- Add the sauce and cook until it thickens.
- Stir in the broccoli, drizzle with sesame oil and serve.
What kind of beef do you use for keto beef and broccoli?
I make it as easy as possible by using pre-sliced sirloin strips (sold at many grocery stores as “beef for stir fry/stroganoff”).
I also use frozen broccoli florets. Experts say that the vitamin content of frozen produce is comparable to and occasionally higher than that of their fresh counterparts.
Obviously, you can slice the steak yourself, and use fresh broccoli.
Tips for making this recipe a success
I have made this recipe many times over the past few years. Here are a few tips for making it as good as it can be.
What thickener to use
I use organic cornstarch to thicken the sauce. Organic means no GMOs, and the dish is still low carb. However, if you want to reduce carbs even further, you could try using 1/2 teaspoon of konjac flour instead of the cornstarch.
What sweetener to use in keto beef and broccoli?
I usually add 1 tablespoon of honey to this recipe. This does increase the carbs but adds a lot of flavor and really balances out the saltiness and tang of the soy sauce.
The sesame oil is wonderful, so I wouldn’t skip it. I find that toasted sesame oil is best.
Please use reduced-sodium soy sauce in this dish. Otherwise, it will be too salty.
Or use a soy sauce alternative if you need this dish to be gluten-free (or if you’re suspicious about the healthfulness of soy), and add a pinch of salt.
How to serve keto beef and broccoli?
How to keep the leftovers?
Leftovers keep well in the fridge, in an airtight container, for 3-4 days. Gently reheat them in the microwave on 50% power, covered, prior to serving.
More Asian style dishes you might enjoy
I really love Asian style dishes – the flavors are incredible, and they are so easy to make.
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Beef and Broccoli
- 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce (or use a gluten-free alternative and add salt as needed)
- 1 tablespoon low carb honey substitute (or real honey)
- 1 tablespoon organic cornstarch or 1/2 teaspoon konjac flour
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 10 oz small broccoli florets, frozen or fresh
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon minced ginger root
- 1 lb. sirloin strips
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- In a small bowl, whisk together the reduced sodium soy sauce, honey, cornstarch and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
- Microwave the broccoli florets: Place in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Add 2 tablespoons water. Cover and microwave on high until tender crisp, about 4 minutes. Drain and set aside.
- In a large, deep skillet or a wok, heat the avocado oil over medium-high heat, about 2 minutes. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, until translucent but not browned, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and stir fry 30 seconds.
- Add the beef strips to the skillet. Stir-fry 2-3 minutes, just until the beef is no longer raw.
- Whisk the soy sauce mixture one more time (the corn starch has settled into the bottom by now) and add it to the skillet. Reduce heat to medium and stir fry until the sauce thickens, about 2 minutes. Stir in the broccoli, then turn the heat off.
- Off heat, drizzle the beef and broccoli with sesame oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve immediately.