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Takeout is a common occurrence at my house.
Although I’m cooking multiple times per day to develop recipes for this blog, I often get sick of cooking.
It’s easy to reach for the phone, or the delivery apps in order what you want straight to your door without having to put in much effort.
But, because we have some healthy eating goals this year, and some spending less money goals this year, it’s so much better to make a lot of the dishes we would get from take out at home.
One dish that both Bryan and I love is beef and broccoli.
It’s a very simple dish with lots of delicious flavors and pretty common on Chinese restaurant menus.
It’s also super easy one pot meal to make at home and I’m going to walk you through how it’s done.
Table of contents
Is beef and broccoli keto and low carb-friendly?
This particular recipe is low carb friendly oh, and it has a ton of fresh ingredients.
If you wanted to make it closer to keto-friendly, I would omit the carrots in the ingredients list, as well as the sugar snap peas.
Everything else when portioned out works fine in a keto diet.
Ingredients and tools for low carb beef and broccoli
The ingredients you need for this recipe are:
- One pound of ribeye steak, cubed and trimmed of fat
- 330 G or 4 cups of frozen broccoli florets
- 15 grams grated Ginger root, or one small knob of ginger
- 175 G of grated carrots or one cup
- 105 G of white onion, or one cup
- 30 g of sugar snap peas or 1/4 cup
- two cloves of garlic
- one cup of mr. spice garlic steak sauce
- 2 tablespoons of avocado oil
To make your prep easier, you can certainly pre-purchase a lot of these ingredients and pre-sliced forms.
It cuts down on the prep time even though it may be a little bit more expensive than buying ingredients and chopping them yourself.
This makes it an even easier dinner idea!
Mr. Spice Sauce
In this recipe, I used Mr. Spice Garlic Steak Sauce to replace other traditional ingredients for brown sauce in this dish like soy sauce and fish sauce.
There are a few reasons I prefer it for this recipe.
I think this dish is traditionally very salty, and while delicious, I’m definitely opting to reduce my sodium intake. I love that Mr. Spice’s Garlic Steak Sauce is salt-free, low carb, as well as fat and gluten-free.
I’m always big on being able to control the ingredients in my recipes, which is why I cook so much from scratch.
I love that I know what every ingredient in Mr. Spice’s sauces are, and that has minimal, ingredients and still tastes good means that my dishes can have a ton of flexibility.
Using this sauce made my dish tasty and easy, and it had a nice depth of flavor that complimented my fresh and strong ingredients like garlic and ginger.
What kind of steak should I use for beef and broccoli?
I chose ribeye for a few different reasons.
Ribeye steaks are always well marbled with fat all the way through the meat.
This means great flavor throughout every piece of meat, which makes for a better dish.
I also find that ribeye steaks are a much more tender cut of beef, and when you tenderize it before slicing oh, you get an amazing melt-in-your-mouth beef.
I also find Ribeyes relatively affordable, with generous portion sizes.
You can choose other cuts of beef like flank steak or sirloin.
And if you’re vegetarian, you can always use a meat substitute for this particular recipe and still achieve similar flavors.
Pressed tofu works great. Or even Chopped white mushrooms in favor of the beef.
How to make low carb beef and broccoli
Start by prepping all of your ingredients.
Add your ribeye to is Ziploc bag and keep the end open.
With a kitchen mallet, or a heavy pan, pound the beef until it is about half of its original thickness.
Cube your beef, making sure to get rid of large chunks of fat.
Pour your Mr. Spice Garlic Steak sauce over the beef, and toss until completely coated.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour for more intense flavor, but you can also cook the dish immediately.
Make sure your meat comes to room temp before cooking your dish, so the steak cooks completely evenly.
Julienne your carrots, give your onions, garlic and sugar snap peas a rough chop.
Grate your ginger and take your broccoli out of the freezer. Set aside all of your chopped ingredients.
Heat your pan to medium heat and add avocado oil.
Cook the onions until translucent, then add carrots , ginger, and garlic. let those cook for about 5 minutes. Season your veggies with salt at this step.
Add in your marinated beef, and stir. Cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until steak is at desired doneness. I cooked mine to medium temperature.
Snap peas and broccoli, and cook until broccoli is completely cooked through, about 2 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!
Low carb Beef and Broccoli RecipePrint
I think you’ll enjoy this lightened version of Beef and Broccoli! It’s really easy to make at home, and you know how I feel about easy, one pan meals!
They’re delicious and so simple.
Be sure to pin this for later if you can’t make it today, and give this recipe a share with someone you know.