Best Easy Keto Beef and Broccoli

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The Best Easy Keto Beef and Broccoli Recipe – delicious stir fry beef with broccoli in a keto garlic simmer sauce your whole family will love!

strips of beef, broccoli in a rich sauce. Some meat on a spoon.
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Delicious Beef and Broccoli

Keto beef and broccoli is a simple, yet delicious dish that perfectly fits into a low-carb, ketogenic lifestyle. It’s an adaptation of the classic Chinese beef and broccoli recipe, tailored to meet keto dietary needs without compromising on flavor. The key to this dish lies in its minimalistic approach, using a handful of ingredients to create a harmonious blend of taste and texture. Typically, it involves stir-frying thin slices of beef alongside fresh broccoli in a savory sauce. The sauce, a crucial component, is made keto-friendly by using ingredients like soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and a sugar substitute like erythritol or stevia, ensuring it’s low in carbs but rich in taste. The beef is often marinated beforehand in a mixture of the sauce ingredients, enhancing its flavor and tenderness, while the broccoli is cooked just enough to maintain its crispness, adding a pleasant contrast in texture.

This dish is not only appealing for its taste but also for its ease and quickness of preparation, making it a perfect choice for busy weeknights or for those new to a keto diet. Preparing keto beef and broccoli usually takes no more than 30 minutes, from start to finish. It begins with marinating the beef, then stir-frying it in a hot skillet or wok until it’s browned and cooked through. The broccoli is then added, along with the remaining sauce, and everything is cooked together until the broccoli reaches the desired level of tenderness. This one-pan dish minimizes cleanup and maximizes efficiency. Additionally, it’s highly customizable – one can adjust the amount of garlic or ginger to taste, add a kick with red pepper flakes, or even include other keto-friendly vegetables like bell peppers or mushrooms. Its versatility and delicious taste make keto beef and broccoli a go-to meal for anyone following a ketogenic diet, offering a satisfying and nutritious meal that doesn’t feel like a dietary compromise.

strips of beef, broccoli in a rich sauce.

How To Store Keto Beef and Broccoli

To store this keto beef and broccoli, place in a plastic bag or airtight container (I love these glass dishes with snap-on lids) and refrigerate for up to four days.

Do not save leftovers that have been re-heated once.

How To Freeze Keto Beef and Broccoli

To freeze this recipe, I prefer to use a plastic bag.

Put the beef and broccoli in a plastic bag, and lay flat in the freezer – so it doesn’t freeze in a clump – so it can freeze faster and more evenly – and makes even defrosting easier.

After the meat is frozen, you don’t need it to lay flat.

To thaw, place in the refrigerator overnight to thaw naturally.

How to Reheat Keto Beef and Broccoli

To reheat this beef and broccoli, I reccomend pan frying in a nonstick skillet (I use these green pans and love them) with 1 tbsp olive oil until hot.

You can also microwave this dish to take to work for an easy keto lunch – simply microwave on high in 30 second bursts, stirring in between, to cook until piping hot.

strips of beef, broccoli in a rich sauce.

Easy Keto Beef and Broccoli Sauce

Since soy sauce, teriyaki, and other Asian inspired simmer sauces are not compatible with a keto diet, we’re making a delicious and easy sauce for this beef and broccoli.

Some recipes use gelatin to thicken the sauce – but I prefer mine quick and easy, without the additional steps, and I think you will agree!

The base of our sauce starts with coconut aminos – a soy-sauce like sauce that is made from coconuts – so it is low carb, and keto compliant.

Keto Beef and Broccoli Sauce

This keto beef and broccoli sauce is so rich and delicious – you’ll want to lick the pan.

You can use this sauce on chicken, fish, vegetables, pork – and even in lettuce wraps or anywhere you need a soy sauce alternative.

For Keto Beef and Broccoli Sauce, You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 cup Garlic Coconut Aminos
  • 2 tsp spicy garlic powder: or 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper with 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 2 tbsp avocado or olive oil

How to make Keto Beef and Broccoli Sauce:

In a medium sized bowl, combine ingredients.

Add to pan after vegetables and beef have browned, let boil briefly to thicken and reduce heat, top with sesame seeds, and serve immediately.

strips of beef, broccoli in a rich sauce. spoon with some meat and broccoli on it

What to Serve With Keto Beef and Broccoli

This recipe is an amazingly easy and delicious one pot dinner – and goes great with a lot of delicious side dishes!

Cauliflower Rice: A perfect low-carb substitute for traditional rice, cauliflower rice complements the flavors of beef and broccoli well.

Zucchini Noodles: Also known as “zoodles,” these are a great pasta alternative and pair nicely with the textures and flavors of beef and broccoli.

Side Salad: A fresh, green salad with a light, vinegar-based dressing can add a crisp, refreshing element to your meal.

Steamed Vegetables: Additional veggies like green beans, bell peppers, or spinach can add more nutrients and variety to your plate.

Mushrooms: Sautéed or grilled, mushrooms can add a rich, umami flavor that pairs well with beef.

Keto Garlic Bread: Made with almond flour, this can be a delicious way to enjoy a bread-like side without the carbs.

Avocado Slices: Offering healthy fats, avocado slices can be a creamy and satisfying addition.

Shirataki Noodles: These are another excellent low-carb noodle option that can absorb the flavors of the dish.

Roasted Asparagus: Simple and elegant, roasted asparagus can add both color and a distinct flavor to your meal.

Cheese Crisps: For a crunchy, savory snack on the side, cheese crisps made from baked cheese are keto-friendly and delicious.

Bone Broth: Sipping on bone broth alongside your meal can be warming and nutritious.

Herbal Tea: A cup of herbal tea can be a soothing and hydrating way to finish your meal.

More Keto Recipes:

Some of my favorites, like the best cauliflower rice work well with this recipe!

strips of beef, broccoli in a rich sauce.

The Best Easy Keto Beef and Broccoli Recipe

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Easy keto beef and broccoli cooked in a pan.

Easy Keto Beef and Broccoli

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Crispy tender beef strips and broccoli in a rich delicious sauce that is the perfect winner winner keto dinner!


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5-2 lb flank steak, sliced very thin
  • 8 oz broccoli crowns

For the Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup Garlic Coconut Aminos
  • 2 tsp spicy garlic powder: or 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper with 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds, to garnish


  1. Thinly slice flank steak with a sharp knife.
  2. Generously salt and pepper sliced steak.
  3. Mix sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
  4. In a large pan or wok on medium high heat, heat oil until shimmery.
  5. Add steak to pan, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
  6. When steak has started to brown, after about 5 minutes, add broccoli.
  7. Keep heat up and keep stir frying beef and broccoli until broccoli is slightly soft and beef is lovely golden brown.
  8. Add sauce to pan, bring sauce to boil, stirring to coat beef and broccoli evenly.
  9. Reduce heat and let sauce thicken, about 2 minutes.
  10. Remove from heat and serve, topping with sesame seeds.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 530Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 179mgSodium 155mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 65g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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