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Beef Udon


Ahh noodles…as a person that cooks Asian/Japanese dishes often, this is probably the hardest challenge to overcome.  For rice, you can use cauliflower for the most part but noodles are a different story. 

As much as Italians are keen on having pasta Al Dente, Japanese have something very similar to they call ‘koshi’, which literally translates to ‘back’ or the ‘bounce’ of the noodles.  It’s hard enough to get the right consistency using wheat, let alone any low carb options.

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Out of the various low carb options we’ve tried, the best one was Shirataki Noodles.  I’ll admit, if you’re looking for ‘koshi’, it’s not in here.  I would describe these Shirataki Noodles to actually be on point in terms of taste, but there’s no bounce on the noddles.  You bite it and it kinda just breaks.  So…with what we lose in the noodles, we will just have to make it up in an excellent broth!

I used Nami’s excellent recipe over @JOC as a base and adjusted a couple of things to accompany these particular noodles.  If you haven’t checked out Nami and her team’s site, I recommend you do so if you want some GREAT and EASY recipes on traditional Japanese cooking.

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So the good news about this recipe is that it’s only ~2g net carb TOTAL, which means it’s ~1g per serving.  I mean, you might not be getting the best noodles, but you can’t complain at ~1g of net carb! 

For me, this recipe really does satisfy my udon cravings.  The broth delivers that nice light ‘umami’ flavor followed by a hint of salt and sweetness that’ll make you forget you’re eating low-carb/keto!

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For this dish, you must have Swerve/Monkfruit and Bonito Flakes.  You also will need Japanese Sake.  Here is the one we use at our house for reference.  Also, the Shirataki Noodles.  If you happen to have another low carb noodle you are a fan of, please do let us know and we will give it a try!  Lastly, you can get the thinly sliced beef at most Asian markets or request it from your local butcher.

Now, let’s get started!

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.

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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 Swerve/Monkfruit, stir and continue cooking until meat is fully browned.  Remove from heat and set aside.Keto Beef Udon Recipe (31)

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5) Add Swerve/Monkfruit, 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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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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Beef Udon

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Beef Udon. It's quick, easy and delicious! Umami broth topped with sliced beef and low carb noodles. Net Carb / Serving ~1g. Step by step directions with pictures makes it so quick and easy.
5 from 5 votes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: keto japanese noodles, keto noodles, keto udon, lowcarb japanese noodles, lowcarb noodles, lowcarb udon
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
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Ingredients

Soup

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

Beef

  • 1/2-3/4 lbs 1/8" Thin Sliced Beef
  • 1 tsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Swerve/Monkfruit

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Make 2 cups of Dashi and place on simmer.
  • Meanwhile, open the bag of Shirataki Noodles and strain prepackaged liquid. Pour water into a mixing bowl,add Shirataki Noodles and set aside.
  • 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 Swerve/Monkfruit, stir and continue cooking until meat is fully browned. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Add Swerve/Monkfruit, 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.
  • Cut green onions (scallions) into thin slices.
  • Strain water from Shirataki Noodles and add into a serving bowl.
  • Transfer cooked beef and 1 cup of broth into the serving bowl. Top with green onions and sprinkle Togarashi.

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