Low Carb Beef and Broccoli

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Low Carb Beef and Broccoli

A low carb beef and broccoli that's better than takeout and includes fresh ingredients for a twist on classic beef and broccoli take out.

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Thanks to Mr. Spice for sponsoring this blog post and helping me create this delicious beef and broccoli recipe. You can save 10% off of all of our sauces by using the code HANGRY10 here.

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.

Beef and Broccoli in a bowl with a lime wedge and rice surrounded by Mr. spice bottle and pink pan

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.

Is beef and broccoli keto and low carb-friendly?

Low carb beef and broccoli close up

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

Beef and Broccoli in pan with wooden spoon.

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

Mr. Spice Garlic Steak Sauce Bottle held in hand

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?

Beef and broccoli in a pan with a wooden spoon next to carrots and ginger

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

Mr. Spice bottle next to pan of 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 Recipe

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Beef and broccoli in a bowl with a lime and rice

Low Carb Beef and Broccoli


  • Author: Mila Clarke Buckley
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Low Salt

Description

Low carb beef and broccoli with low salt, low carbohydrates and lots of protein and flavor.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 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
  • Lime for brightness at the end (optional)

Instructions

 

  1. Add your ribeye to is Ziploc bag and keep the end open.
  2. With a kitchen mallet, or a heavy pan, pound the beef until it is about half of its original thickness.
  3. Cube your beef, making sure to get rid of large chunks a fact.
  4. Pour your Mr. Spice Garlic Steak sauce over the beef,  and toss until completely coated.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour for more intense flavor, but you can also cook the dish immediately. 
  6. Make sure your meat comes to room temp before cooking your dish, so the steak cooks completely evenly.
  7. Julienne your carrots, give your onions, garlic and sugar snap peas a rough chop. (I used my mini food processor for this step)
  8. Grate your ginger and take your broccoli out of the freezer.  Set aside all of your chopped ingredients.
  9. Heat your pan to medium heat and add avocado oil
  10. 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. 
  11. 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.
  12. Snap peas and broccoli, and cook until broccoli is completely cooked through, about 2 minutes.
  13. Add lime juice for a touch of brightness (optional, but delicious).
  14. Serve and enjoy!
Low Carb Beef and Broccoli | The Hangry Woman

Notes

  • Make your prep easier by purchasing pre-cut veggies. it cuts down on the prep time even though it may be a little bit more expensive than buying ingredients and chopping them yourself.
  • Cauliflower rice is an excellent side for this. Plain Jasmine Rice also work if you’re not so worried about your carb intake. 
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 pan
  • Calories: 309
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 133.6mg
  • Fat: 16.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.8g
  • Fiber: 4.1g
  • Protein: 27.9g
  • Cholesterol: 57mg

Keywords: Low salt beef and broccoli, beef and broccoli, low carb beef and broccoli

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.

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13 Responses

  1. This beef and broccoli was just a thing I needed this past weekend. It was absolutely delicious. Full of flavor, simple to make, it’s definitely going into our recipe book!

  2. This was so good! It was dinner last night and there are NO leftovers. I used pre-cut veggies and served it with cauliflower rice and it was such a satisfying and delicious low-carb meal!

  3. I don’t use a lot of salt in my cooking so this recipe was perfect for me and I’m so glad you turned me onto this sauce. It’s delicious and I didn’t need to deviate from your recipe at all. Thank you!

  4. The garlic, the ginger, the steak sauce all merged together perfectly in this dish! I’ve enjoyed my third plate now! It’s so delicious!

  5. We really enjoyed this light version of beef and broccoli! Easy-to-follow recipe too! Glad to have found this healthy recipe!

  6. What a stellar representation of what an easy weeknight meal should look like. Emory loved this and it’s delicious topped with avocado.

  7. I’ll be honest, I came here for the beef and broccoli because it’s my favorite Chinese take-out meal. The fact that it is also low-carb is an added bonus. The amazing flavor makes me not care one way or the other.

  8. Mila, you weren’t kidding when you said this was better than takeout! Our family has been trying to eat out less and this was the perfect replacement for our favorite Chinese dish. Also, great suggestion on the Mr. Spice Garlic Steak Sauce —it was delicious!

  9. Drooling!! Thanks Mila Clarke for this “Low Carb Beef and Broccoli” recipe. Definitely going to share this delicious recipe with my colleagues. I Love everything and cannot wait to try your every recipes out.

  10. We are trying to cut down on our salt intake and I decided to make this instead of ordering yet another greasy, salty container of takeout. It was SO GOOD. The sauce was so flavorful, I didn’t even miss the soy. Will be making this again.

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