Keto Beef Udon

Keto beef udon recipe made with shirataki noodle is a comforting bowl of noodle soup with tender sliced beef and a savory broth full of umami.  This keto version has the same classic taste without all the carbs!

Beef udon with shirataki noodles being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

If you’re a fan of the classic niku udon, aka beef udon, found in many Japanese restaurants but are carb conscious, then you’re going to love this keto beef udon recipe made with shirataki noodles!

What’s great about shirataki noodles is that they don’t have much flavor and therefore can replace traditional udon noodles without affecting the traditional taste of the dish.

Beef udon is a delicious meal for any time of the year but especially fitting for the colder months of the year.

Best of all, it’s simple and can be made quickly and is one of the go-to recipes for our LCA family!

Beef udon being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

What is Keto Beef Udon?

Keto beef udon is a keto and low carb version of the traditional Japanese noodle soup that replaces the standard udon noodles for shirataki noodles while keeping the same classic flavors.

What is shirataki noodles and how is it keto friendly?

Shirataki noodles, also known as konjac noodles, are made up of water and starch from the roots of the konjac plant.  Because the body does not digest this type of starch, it acts as a dietary fiber and therefore makes shirataki noodles very low in carbs.

It’s very keto friendly and the go-to noodle replacement for many Asian keto recipes.

What kind of beef should I use for keto noodle soup recipe?

You can use thinly sliced rib-eye or chuck found in most Asian or Japanese markets.  If you don’t live near one, you can always ask the meat department at your local supermarket to thinly slice it for you.

Are there any tips for making beef udon with shirataki noodles?

  • If you’re short of time, you can use Hondashi to make the broth.
  • Use salt to adjust the taste if needed, don’t add more soy sauce.
  • Serve hot, beef udon is best served very warm.
  • If you have leftover sliced beef, you can always freeze it in an air tight storage bag for later use.

Beef udon soup being scooped up with a wooden spoon.

Do you have any other Asian recipes using shirataki noodles I can try?

Now, let’s get making this beef udon recipe using some shirataki noodle!

  • Prepping Time 5M
  • Cook Time 10M
  • Total Time 15M
  • Net Carb/Serv ~1g
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

Soup

Beef

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Make 2 cups of Dashi and place on simmer.

How To Make Dashi Recipe (4)

3) Meanwhile, open the bag of Shirataki Noodles and strain prepackaged liquid.  Pour water into a mixing bowl,add Shirataki Noodles and set aside.

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4) Add oil to fry pan and place on high heat.  Once heated, add beef and cook until lightly seared. Do not move the beef when searing and should take ~1 minute.  After the first side is seared, reduce heat to medium, break apart the meat and cook for an additional 1 minute.  After 1 minute, add Soy Sauce and Monkfruit Erythritol Blend, stir and continue cooking until meat is fully browned.  Remove from heat and set aside.Keto Beef Udon Recipe (31)

Keto Beef Udon Recipe (32)

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5) Add Monkfruit Erythritol Blend, Japanese sake, Soy Sauce into Dashi from step 2 and bring to boil.  Once boiling, reduce back to simmer.  Taste and if too light, adjust with salt.

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Keto Beef Udon Recipe (34)

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6) Cut green onions (scallions) into thin slices.

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7) Strain water from Shirataki Noodles and add into a serving bowl.

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8) Transfer cooked beef and 1 cup of broth into the serving bowl.  Top with green onions and sprinkle Togarashi.

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Keto Beef Udon Recipe (37)

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Beef udon served in a Japanese style noodle bowl with a pair of wooden chopsticks, top down shot.

 

Beef udon soup being scooped up with a wooden spoon.

 

Beef udon served in a Japanese style noodle bowl with a pair of wooden chopsticks, top down shot.

Keto Beef Udon

Keto beef udon recipe made with shirataki noodle is a comforting bowl of noodle soup with tender sliced beef and a savory broth full of umami. This keto version has the same classic taste without all the carbs!
5 from 8 votes
Course: Lunch, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: keto Asian noodles, shirataki noodle recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 393kcal

Ingredients

Soup

  • 2 Cups Dashi
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Japanese Sake
  • 2 tsp Monkfruit Erythritol Blend
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion
  • 8 oz Shirataki Noodles
  • 1/8 tsp Togarashi

Beef

  • 1/2 lbs Beef 1/8" Thin Sliced
  • 1 tsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Monkfruit Erythritol Blend

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Keto Beef Udon Recipe (20)
  • Make 2 cups of Dashi and place on simmer.
    How To Make Dashi Recipe (5)
  • Meanwhile, open the bag of Shirataki Noodles and strain prepackaged liquid. Pour water into a mixing bowl,add Shirataki Noodles and set aside.
    Keto Beef Udon Recipe (30)
  • Add oil to fry pan and place on high heat. Once heated, add beef and cook until lightly seared. Do not move the beef when searing and should take 1 minute. After the first side is seared, reduce heat to medium, break apart the meat and cook for an additional 1 minute. After 1 minute, add Soy Sauce and Monkfruit Erythritol Blend, stir and continue cooking until meat is fully browned. Remove from heat and set aside.
    Keto Beef Udon Recipe (7)
  • Add Monkfruit Erythritol Blend, Japanese sake, Soy Sauce into Dashi from step 2 and bring to boil. Once boiling, reduce back to simmer. Taste and if too light, adjust with salt.
    Keto Beef Udon Recipe (15)
  • Cut green onions (scallions) into thin slices.
    Japanese Chicken Udon with Shirataki Noodles Recipe (3)
  • Strain water from Shirataki Noodles and add into a serving bowl.
    Keto Beef Udon Recipe (30)
  • Transfer cooked beef and 1 cup of broth into the serving bowl. Top with green onions and sprinkle Togarashi.
    Keto Beef Udon Recipe (37)

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 393kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 2006mg | Potassium: 558mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 97IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 3mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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2 Comments

  1. Oh my heavens! I just found your website. I watched the video for this recipe and I’m in love! I’ve been eating miracle and shiritaki noodles for years. In my house we love them. We also love all styles of Asian cuisine. This recipe is simple and beautiful. I cannot wait to give it a try. I must find sake. I may be wrong but I’ve been comparing soy sauces with coconut amines. I use both but much prefer the flavor of soy sauce. I absolutely love dark mushroom soy sauce and the carb counts and sugar seem good to me. What has been your experience and which do you prefer? Thank you.

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hey Erin! So glad you found us and welcome to LCA!

      Depending on where you live, you usually can buy sake at your local supermarket, but if not, a specialty liquor store will carry it for sure. You also can replace sake for dry sherry wine if you absolutely can’t find it.

      As for the coconut amines, I’ve never used it so can’t comment on the difference/flavors. But IMO, soy sauce is such an important ingredient that I’m not willing to sacrifice the flavors of the dish/recipe to save some carbs. However, I understand this is subjective, so each to their own!

      Welcome again to LCA and let us know if you have any other questions!

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