This Keto Beef and Broccoli is a super quick dinner that aims to replicate those Chinese takeaway dishes that can have you craving like no tomorrow. Substituting in lower carb sauce options keeps this down pretty quickly.
You can dial up the spice with as much chilli as you want. I prefer mine on the spicy side so use a 2 whole bird eye chilli, leaving the seeds in but you can do as you please.
Using xanthan gum to thicken the sauce is key to getting that oozy texture. Without it, the flavour will be there, but it won’t cling on to the beef and broccoli and instead end up in the bottom of your bowl. I buy my Xanthan Gum from iherb (link here) and you use such a tiny bit at a time, it lasts forever. If you have keto friends, buy one bag and divide it up and it will go really far. See oozy texture below.
Serve this yummy stir fry on its own, on top of simple riced cauliflower, or make the dish extra special and serve with my Keto Fried Rice
Keto Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry
Quick and tasty, this dish can be ready in a flash. Serve with cauliflower rice on its own.
- 500 grams beef strips or sirloin steak, thinly sliced
- 1/2 red capsicum 1cm diced
- 1 head broccoli cut into small florets
- 2 birds eye chilli thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons garlic paste
- 1 teaspoon ginger paste
- 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1.5 tablespoons sesame oil
- 6 tablespoons tamari
- 5-6 drops liquid stevia
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 3 stalks spring onion sliced diagonally
- extra chilli optional
In a large frying pan or wok with lid, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium-high heat.
Add the broccoli florets and briefly stir fry until the oil is absorbed and they are vibrant green. Add 1/2 cup of water and cover with the lid. Steam for 3 - 4 minutes until just tender. Set aside.
In the same pan, add remaining 1 tb of olive oil over medium-high heat and add the garlic and ginger paste. Briefly fry until just fragrant then add the diced capsicum and chilli and fry for 2 - 3 minutes.
Turn the heat to high and add the beef, searing on all sides.
Meanwhile, prepare the sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together the xanthan gum and sesame oil until evenly combined. Add the remaining sauce ingredients and whisk thoroughly.
Return the steamed broccoli to the frying pan once the beef is seared and pour over the sauce. Toss to combine and cook for 1 - 2 minutes until the sauce is thickened to your liking.
Serve immediately with cauliflower rice or fried rice.