Keto Beef and Broccoli


A one pot easy Chinese classic turned keto

It's easy to enjoy the flavors of the East on a low carb diet with this keto beef and broccoli recipe. Toss ground beef, garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil and broccoli in a skillet and cook for 10 minutes.

When you crave Chinese food but don’t want to risk ordering take-out because you don’t know how many carbs are in the sauce, you must make this low carb beef and broccoli recipe. It’s the perfect fix for those Chinese takeout blues. Just like my egg roll in a bowl recipe or my teriyaki chicken.

two stacks white bowls with beef and broccoli inside

Not only does this keto Chinese food recipe cure those cravings for takeout, but this is a simple one pot meal you can make in 10 minutes. We use ground beef instead of steak since it’s easier to cook up when  you are short on time and in a hurry. Garlic, soy sauce, vinegar and sesame oil are added for flavor. Throw in broccoli or any vegetable that needs to be used up in the refrigerator and let steam.

The best part about one pot keto meals is that clean up is so easy since we only dirtied one pan!

How to make keto broccoli and beef

  1. Cook ground beef in a skillet until browned.
  2. Season beef with garlic and onion powder.
  3. Add in flavor – soy sauce, vinegar and sesame oil.
  4. Pour in broccoli florets and let steam for a couple minutes until fork tender.

an all clad skillet with ground beef and broccoli florets spread throughout

Key ingredients

  • Beef – In order to make this recipe in one pot and have it come together in 10 minutes, I used ground beef; however, any type of beef can be used. You can easily grill up steaks, use beef strips or use leftover steak for this keto Chinese food recipe.
  • Garlic – Adds flavor to the dish. Garlic powder can be used as a substitute in place of minced garlic. Try using 1 teaspoon. Stay away from garlic salt as the sauce will already be salty from the soy sauce.
  • Soy sauce – For flavor, soy sauce is added. If you are gluten free, you can use tamari which is soy sauce without the gluten. Or if you are avoiding soy, then use liquid aminos. Coconut aminos can be used as well.
  • Sesame oil – This adds fat but also a unique flavor from the sesame. You can used regular sesame oil or toasted sesame seed oil.
  • Vinegar – Adds a little hint of acid to the low carb broccoli beef to balance the flavors. Use white vinegar, apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar.
  • Broccoli – Can’t have low carb beef and broccoli without the broccoli florets. I prefer to use the pre-cut fresh broccoli florets that come in a bag since it’s simple and I don’t have to mess with cutting vegetables. You can also use frozen broccoli.

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Keto Beef And Broccoli Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • dash onion powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce, tamari or liquid aminos
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 12 oz broccoli florets

Keto Beef and Broccoli Directions

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a bowl of beef and broccoli with two garlic cloves in front

The beef

Just for simplicity, I used ground beef in this easy keto beef recipe. I always have ground beef in either the refrigerator or freeze making this a go-to keto dinner that my family loves. I usually have the ingredients on hand for this.

However, any beef can be used for this stir fry recipe. It’s a great way to use up leftover steak or thinly slice up some top sirloin or london broil and cook in the skillet with the oil until crispy.

a large skillet with crispy beef and broccoli florets next to chopsticks


Even though broccoli is in the title of this stir fry recipe, don’t let that constrain you! You can use any low carb vegetable in this broccoli stir fry. It’s a great way to use up vegetables that have been hanging out in your fridge for too long.

Here are some options:

  • Bell pepper (red or green bell pepper)
  • Onions
  • Green onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Asparagus
  • Celery
  • Zucchini
  • Cauliflower
  • Cauliflower rice
  • Ginger

Storage information

Since this recipe can be made in less than 15 minutes, there is no need to prep the ingredients ahead of time unless you want to cut up the broccoli into florets.

Store any leftover stir fry in the refrigerator in an air tight container for up to 3-5 days.

Keto Beef and Broccoli: FAQS

How many carbs are in broccoli?

Broccoli is considered a keto approved vegetable. In one cup of broccoli florets there are 2 g net carbs.

Is beef and broccoli from a Chinese food restaurant keto friendly?

No, many entrees from Chinese food restaurants have a lot of carbs and sugar in their sauces. Many use cornstarch or flours as thickeners.

Can you freeze beef and broccoli?

Yes, prepared and cooked keto beef and broccoli can be frozen in an freezer safe container or bag for up to 1-2 months.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto Beef and Broccoli

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 667
Fat 56g
Protein 35g
Total Carbs 8g
Net Carbs 6g

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  1. haha Justin, I as well cooked it on the blackstone. Maybe we are apart of the same FB group? The recipe is lovely and I love finding keto recipes on make on the BS!

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