This easy keto friendly low-carb beef and broccoli stir fry is for all my peeps who are trying to enjoy life while still cutting down on carbs. Savory juicy beef and tender green broccoli in an addictive sauce. Super tasty and quick. Meal prep it for the week (double the batch) and you’re golden!
Oh hai! If you’ve been a long time reader, you might be wondering why there are a bunch of keto recipes all of a sudden. Believe me, it was surprising to me too. I mean, I LOVE carbs with a passion. I even have a sweatshirt with “Carb Enthusiast” on the front of it. But, even though I love carbs, they don’t love me. I was starting to get a little too fluffy from all the fluffy pancakes (SO GOOD). For a long time I was kind of frustrated but didn’t know what to do about it, but I don’t know, finally something inside me just clicked and that really old (kinda offensive) Kate Moss saying came to me: nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.
Anyway, Mike suggested I try keto and here we are. He actually suggested it years ago but I take a really long time to warm to things. I mean, give up my beloved carbs?! But now that I in, I’m all in. I even resisted the huge plate of fries that Mike had the other day. It’s only been 5 days so far so we’ll see how long this lasts before I go back to #carblife. But, for now, I hope you stick around and get inspired to eat a little more low carb, if not keto. The keto world is wild and I’ve been having fun tracking my macros (fats and proteins and net carbs). And I’ve been seeing results which is what makes it so satisfying. It’s like gamifying my weight and I gotta say, I’m a sucker for gamified anything.
Ever since I started keto all my google searches have been some variation of: is okay on keto? One of the searches that I keep looking at pages and pages of results for is: is oyster sauce keto friendly? The answer is no, but I kept looking because I wanted the answer to be yes. The thing is, if you’re restricting carbs only, then technically you could probably get away with having oyster sauce. There’s about 2 grams in a 1 tablespoon serving, which doesn’t sound so bad but the thing is that most of the carbs come from sugar which is a huge NO for keto. But, I gave in anyway and make this keto friendly low carb beef and broccoli stir fry with oyster sauce because I kept it to 1 tablespoon for 2 servings. I told myself: live a little! Of course you can try this without oyster sauce if you have more self control than me. It’ll still taste good, just not super authentic.
I loved this easy keto friendly low carb beef and broccoli stir fry, especially with cauliflower rice! Even Mike said it was good. It comes together super fast, especially if you buy stir-fry beef that’s pre-cut at the grocery store. Then, most of your prep time is just using a garlic crusher and grating ginger. I’ve been meal prepping whole cauliflowers as cauliflower rice and that’s been a game changer too because when it’s time to eat, it’s just a question of heating it up. Perfect for when I get too hangry to function.
PS – Here are the macros for this guy (not including the cauliflower rice): 6 grams net carbs, 16 grams fat, 38 grams protein. I used my kitchen scale and Carb Manager to calculate and if you’re anything like me (super exacting), I suggest you enter your food weights yourself so you know exactly what you’re getting.
1 pound top sirloin, sliced thin across the grain
1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
3/4 cup no sodium beef stock
1 tablespoon oyster sauce (leave this out for strict carb counting)
1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
1-2 tablespoons olive or coconut oil
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 teaspoons grated ginger
2 cups broccoli florettes
Marinate the beef with the soy sauce and sesame oil. Combine the sauce ingredients in a bowl, mix well, and set aside.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a walk or a large skillet, over medium high heat. Add the garlic, ginger, and broccoli. Add a 1/4 cup water and cook, stirring occasionally until broccoli is bright green and tender about 2 to 3 minutes. remove the broccoli from the pan, and set aside.
If the pan is dry, add a bit more oil over high heat. Add the beef to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until until brown and crispy.
Give the sauce a stir, and add to the pan along with the broccoli. Toss everything together until coated and cook, stirring occasionally. Enjoy immediately with fluffy cauliflower rice!