If you’re a fan of one-pan recipes get ready for your new favorite keto beef and broccoli recipe! Ready in under 25 minutes, what’s not to love?
This fast and easy meal is jam-packed with protein and nutrients to leave you full and energized. This keto beef and broccoli is the perfect keto-friendly lunch or dinner.
Keto Beef and Broccoli Recipe
Are you as big of a fan of one-pan recipes as I am? If so get ready to add a new page to your recipe book with the savory and filling keto beef and broccoli recipe.
This recipe is full of protein, nutrients, and flavor. Did I forget to mention that it’s also ready in under 25 minutes? Keto beef and broccoli has definitely become one of my go-to’s for easy meals. It’s a great way to make sure you have a healthy meal, even on hectic days.
Whether it’s lunch, dinner, or even a quick keto snack, this recipe will have you energized and ready to keep going. Adding an additional side can also elevate this dish into a full meal. I am a big fan of bowls, keto beef and broccoli is the perfect centerpiece.
This flavorful and savory keto beef and broccoli will keep you full and happy. Covered in a delicious sauce, it can feel like more of a treat than a healthy and nutrient-rich meal.
Keto Beef and Broccoli Ingredients
Flat Iron Steak: lean cuts like flat iron steak are ideal for stir-fry recipes. You’ll need 1 pound, thinly sliced against the grain.
Broccoli: while you can use frozen broccoli florets, 4 cups of fresh broccoli tend to have much better flavor and texture.
Coconut Oil: coconut oil is a healthy and tasty alternative to most cooking oils. If you’re not a big fan of coconut flavor, you can use ¼ cup of refined coconut oil or avocado oil, which is also keto-friendly.
Toasted Sesame Oil: the process of toasting the sesame seeds drastically changes the flavor, toasted sesame oil has a much stronger flavor so you’ll only need 1 teaspoon.
Fish Sauce: fish sauce has a very bold flavor, so less is more, 1 teaspoon should be enough to bring out the flavors in your dish.
Coconut Aminos: coconut aminos can be a great soy sauce replacement for people on keto diets,
Ginger: ginger is a crucial ingredient for most Asian recipes and definitely adds extra flavor. However, it can be a very strong ingredient so 2 teaspoons of ground ginger should be plenty.
Garlic: garlic can add so much to any dish! You can use 2 tablespoons of minced garlic. While I prefer fresh garlic, you can also buy pre-minced garlic to cut your cook time.
Salt: a pinch of salt is always necessary, add ½ a teaspoon of salt.
How to make Keto Beef and Broccoli
Prep your steak. Cut the flat iron steak into ½ inch slices.
Make marinade Combine the ingredients for the marinade in a small bowl.
Marinade beef. Add the sliced beef to a quart-sized ziplock bag with the marinade. Let sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
Drain and prep. After marinading, drain the beef from the marinade making sure to reserve the liquid for later.
Heat coconut oil. In a large cast-iron skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium-high heat.
Brown the beef. Stir fry the sliced beef until browned, 1 to 3 minutes, promptly remove the beef from the skillet.
Stir-fry the broccoli. Add the broccoli and leftover marinade to the iron skillet and stir-fry until crisp and tender, about 5 minutes.
Finish cooking beef. Add beef back to the skillet with the broccoli, then add fish sauce and toasted sesame seed oil.
Stir and finish cooking. Give a quick stir in the skillet and continue cooking for another 2 minutes.
Remove and serve. Remove from heat, serve, and enjoy!
What to serve with Keto Beef and Broccoli
While this recipe makes for a great quick meal on its own, it’s beyond easy to make this keto beef and broccoli into a full-sized meal. Try making keto beef and broccoli bowls by adding riced cauliflower or Palmini Rice. For a bit of added healthy fat, you can serve your keto beef and broccoli with a side of avocado.
Keto Beef and Broccoli Variations
While keto beef and broccoli is a simple dish, there are countless ways to customize and spice up your dish! You can try replacing, or adding, cauliflower to your keto beef and broccoli. You can also top your keto beef and broccoli with green onions, red pepper flakes, or sesame seeds which are great since they’re low-carb and high fat.
Questions you might have
What cut of beef is the best for beef and broccoli?
Lean and tender cuts tend to be the best for stir-fry. While a lot of stir-fry recipes use flank steak, flat iron steak is much more forgiving. Flank steak is the learner of the two and can easily come out dry and tough. Flat iron steak, also known as a chuck steak, is more versatile for cooking and doesn’t require much prep (no need to trim the fat!).
Can I have soy sauce on keto?
While soy sauce is a low-carb sauce, soy is not ideal for a healthy diet as it contains estrogenic properties (bad estrogen) and contains wheat which is a keto “no-no”.
Because of this, I opted to substitute for coconut aminos in this recipe. Coconut aminos can be a great alternative to soy sauce since it’s keto-friendly and low-carb. It’s also a great substitute for people with dietary restrictions being soy, gluten, and wheat-free.
Is beef and broccoli good after a workout?
This recipe actually makes a great post-workout meal! It’s packed with lean protein, nutrients, and healthy carbs. You can also opt for extra vegetables to make this meal much more filling and nutritious.
- 1 lb Flat Iron steak, thinly sliced against the grain
- 4 cups Broccoli florets
- 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
- 1 tsp Toasted Sesame Oil
- 1 tsp Fish Sauce
For the Marinade:
- 1/4 cup Coconut Aminos
- 2 tsp Ground Ginger
- 2 tbsp garlic, minced
- ½ tsp salt
- Cut the Flat Iron Steak into ½-inch slices.
- Combine the ingredients for the marinade in a small bowl.
- Add the sliced beef to a quart-sized ziplock bag with the marinade and sit in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
- When ready, drain the beef from the marinade but reserve the liquid for later.
- In a large cast-iron skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium-high heat then stir-fry the sliced beef until browned, 1-3 minutes, then remove the beef from the skillet.
- Add the broccoli and leftover marinade to the iron skillet and stir-fry until crisp-tender, for about 5 minutes
- Add the beef back to the skillet with the broccoli, then add the fish sauce and toasted sesame oil.
- Give it a quick stir in the skillet and continue cooking for another 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat and serve!
I use a pretty big serving of broccoli in this recipe. You can reduce the carbs further by cutting down the amount of broccoli in the recipe.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 306Total Fat: 20gCarbohydrates: 11gNet Carbohydrates: 7gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 22g