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.
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
- Cook ground beef in a skillet until browned.
- Season beef with garlic and onion powder.
- Add in flavor – soy sauce, vinegar and sesame oil.
- Pour in broccoli florets and let steam for a couple minutes until fork tender.
- 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
Cook the ground beef
Add avocado oil to a skillet and heat over medium high heat. Add ground beef and break up into small chunks. Cook, stirring occasionally until beef is browned and slightly crispy. Add onion powder and garlic. Stir for 30 seconds.
- Avocado oil
- Ground beef
- Onion powder
- Garlic (minced)
Add liquid flavor
Stir in soy sauce, sesame oil and vinegar.
- Soy sauce
- Sesame oil
- Apple cider vinegar
Stir in broccoli florets. Cover and let steam over medium heat until broccoli is fork tender (3-5 minutes)
I made this on the blackstone!
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!
Easy, simple, and the kids ate it up. I printed it off as a go to!
This was delicious! Thank you!
What can you use instead of sesame seed oil?
The sesame seed oil is there for flavor. If you don’t like the flavor, you can omit it.