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I am absolutely obsessed with Chinese food. OBSESSED. And with living in New York I am surrounded by delicious and authentic Chinese American food. The spices, the heat, the sauces—it is my go-to for comfort food.
The only problem is that Chinese American style food is not exactly Keto friendly. The sauces can be loaded with sugar and soy, which are two big no-nos on Keto. They both can spike your blood sugar levels and send you careening out of ketosis in a snap.
But do I really want to live a life without my delicious Beef & Broccoli? The answer to that is a resounding NO WAY so I started a journey to creating the most perfect dupe for my beloved dish.
In addition to creating a Keto friendly dish, I did not want one that would require me buying a ton of ingredients which I’d only use when recreating this dish. I like to live my life as minimalisticly as possible and the thought of an over stuffed fridge with ingredients I’ll never use again kills me.
So hopefully this recipe hits on all those points—minimal ingredients, delicious Chinese American flavor & an easy go-to for when your comfort food cravings are in demand.
Spicy Keto Beef and Broccoli
What You’ll Need:
1lb pound flank steak, sliced thinly
1 full head of broccoli, trim the florets into small pieces and include the stem too
2 scallions, roughly chopped
1/4 cup bone broth (I have bone broth on hand, regular beef stock works here as well)
1 tablespoon avocado oil or ghee
For the sauce:
1/3 cup gluten-free Tamari sauce (you can also switch our for coconut aminos if preferred)
1 tablespoon almond flour (this is to act as a thickener. You can sub a tbsp of cream cheese or even a tempered egg yolk if you don’t have the flour)
1 red chili pepper, sliced with seeds removed (keep a couple of the seeds in to add more spice to the dish)
1 tablespoon Swerve sweetener (I prefer a less sweet sauce, add more to taste if desired)
What To Do:
Mix all sauce ingredients together and add the beef to marinate. Set aside for about 20 minutes or longer in the fridge.
Steam the broccoli until tender in either the microwave or steamer plate – about 2-5 minutes.
Add a little ghee or avocado oil to your pan. Once heated, add in your marinated beef with sauce. Cook until beef is browned, about 3-5 minutes. Add in the veggies and cook all ingredients together until the sauce begins to simmer. If you prefer a looser sauce, add in the bone broth. Otherwise take off heat an enjoy! This also pairs really well with my cauliflower fried rice!