Easy Keto & THM Beef and Broccoli is my tasty version of a classic Chinese-American dish that is a favorite of many at buffets. This recipe has all the same savory beef and Asian flavor minus any added sugars or unwanted carbs. Thinly sliced beef is paired with fresh steamed broccoli then it all gets coated in a garlicy, slightly sweetened, sticky sauce. It will satisfy any Asian take out cravings without the guilt!
A Keto & THM Version of a Buffet Classic
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Asian food around here. I seriously love it and could eat it multiple times a week without ever getting tired of it.
But over the years I’ve learned that getting take out or eating at our local Asian Buffet doesn’t do my body any favors. Sure it tastes amazing but knowing what all the sugars and hidden carbs are doing to me on the inside doesn’t bode well.
So, to make sure I can still get my Chinese Food but keep myself inline health wise I’ve learned over the years to make my favorites at home and today I’m sharing one that we love. I’ve been meaning to get this Keto & THM Beef and Broccoli up for a while now so I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Here’s How You Can Make This Easy Keto & THM Beef and Broccoli
All the ingredients I’m using for this recipe are at regular grocery store! How great is that? I love not having to order things special or go on a wild goose hunt for special ingredients to make a recipe. Who has time for that these days, right?
The steps for making this recipe are super easy. So easy that anyone should be able to follow these easy steps and end up with this delicious beef and broccoli in no time!
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- beef broth
- Coconut Aminos (or Braggs’s Liquid Amnios)
- Allulose Sweetener
- rice wine vinegar
- garlic, minced
- sesame oil
- low carb thickener of choice
- ground ginger
- red pepper flakes
- Coconut Oil
- round steak, needs to be sliced very thin
- fresh broccoli
With these simple grocery store items you can create a beautiful and delicious dinner that you and your family will love. Let’s take a look at the steps needed to create this recipe.
Step 1: Prep ingredients for the sauce, broccoli, and beef.
Step one is all about prepping the ingredients and getting them ready for the recipe. I like to mix up all the ingredients for my stir fry sauce first and let it set as long as possible while I prepare the other ingredients. This allows more time for all the flavors to mingle.
For the beef in this recipe, I choose to use some thinly sliced round steak I found on sale at my local Walmart and it worked beautifully. To process the beef I sliced it up into smaller strips before cooking. You can use other cuts of beef, however, it is important that the meat is sliced against the grain and very thinly so it is tender.
After I cut up the beef, I like to put the broccoli on to steam so it is ready to add to the recipe after the meat cooks. Timing everything right can mean this dish is ready in less than 45 minutes!
Step 2: Cook your beef strips and make the sauce.
Step two is just as simple as it sounds. In a large skillet you’ll need to add in some coconut oil and heat the skillet up. When your oil is hot place the strips of beef into the skillet and cook them until done. Since the beef should be super thin this process will only take a few minutes.
Pro tip here is to avoid over crowding your skillet. Over crowding will cause the beef to steam more than fry and this won’t give you that great browning effect that helps with appearance as well as flavor.
Once you’ve cooked all the beef, slowly pour over the sauce and bring to a simmer. Once the sauce is simmering, it is time to use your favorite low carb thickener to get the right consistency.
You can use Glucci or Xanthum Gum to thicken this sauce just start with a small amount and slowly add more if needed until it reaches your desired thickness. If you don’t have either of these ingredients or you don’t mind the added carbs or grain products you can use 1 tablespoon of cornstarch.
Step 3: Add in the Steamed Broccoli.
In this third and final step all that is left is to add in the freshly steamed broccoli and combine. As you combine make sure that you are getting all the beef and broccoli coated in this beautiful thicken sauce.
After everything is coated nicely your delicious Keto & THM Beef and Broccoli is ready to serve up and enjoy!
Tips for Making The Perfect Keto & THM Beef and Broccoli Every Time!
- Choosing the right beef: in this recipe choosing the right cut of meat is important because you want the finished beef to be tender and juicy and not tough. I’ve found that the very thinly sliced round steaks work really well when sliced into smaller strips or pieces. I’ve also made this recipe with a steak that is typically found labeled as “Stir Fry Beef”. Both turned out amazing.
- Don’t overcook the broccoli: when steaming the broccoli for this recipe avoid over cooking the florets. The texture required in this dish is tender but not mushy. The tender but firm broccoli tastes better and offers a great texture. Besides, par when it still has a slight snap to it. For a time saving tip you can use frozen broccoli florets that steam in their own bag instead of a fresh head of broccoli.
- Taste the recipe during cooking: this dish is very flavorful and the sauce is a key element in what brings the flavor. While I think the ingredients and amounts work perfectly as they are written here I understand that it comes down more to personal preferences. That’s why I always recommend you to taste a recipe as you prepare it. If you don’t like one ingredient to be too strong then start with a smaller amount and add more as needed. If you make the sauce and find that you like it sweeter or that it needs a bigger tang then it is simple to add a few more dashes of the vinegar or sweetener to get it just right. It is easy to add more of an ingredient but once it is added there is no going back. So taste, adjust, and taste again for perfection every time!
Tender sliced beef and crisp fresh broccoli cooked to perfection then coated in a delicious Keto and Trim Healthy Mama friendly Asian inspired sauce.
For the Sauce
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1/3 cup Coconut Aminos
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons of Allulose Sweetener
- 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of low carb thickener of choice
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional for heat)
For the Beef & Broccoli
- 2 tablespoon Coconut Oil
- 1.5 pounds of think round steak strips, needs to be sliced very thin
- 1 head of fresh broccoli
- To begin prepare the sauce together in a bowl. the liquid aminos, beef broth, Alluloose Sweetener, sesame oil, ginger, and the minced garlic and combine well. Set this aside until later.
- Steam your broccoli until just tender. You can cook this to your liking but do not over cook.
- While the broccoli is steaming, place the coconut oil into a large skillet and turn the skillet on medium high.
- Once the skillet is hot, add in the thinly sliced steak and cook through. I like to get some color on the beef so I avoid over crowding my pan. If you necessary cook the steak in batches.
- Once the beef is all cooked, add it all back into the pan if and pour the sauce over the beef and cook until hot.
- To thicken the sauce slowly sprinkle in the low carb thickener of your choice and stir well. I recommend starting with 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoons of thickener and adding more if needed.
- Cooke the beef and sauce until it has reached your desired thickness then add in the steam broccoli.
- Stir the beef and broccoli together in the skillet to ensure all is coated in the sauce before serving.
If you do not have the Allulose Sweetener you can use substitute any sweetener you have but I would start with a couple teaspoons and taste the sauce as you go to reach your desired sweetness.
I am a southern girl through and through that loves to laugh, cook, read and spend time with family. My passions outside of home schooling my son are ministering to those in need and creating art in the kitchen! Every day is an adventure in our little house and I wouldn’t trade it or the chance to share here with you for anything!