Sweet Japanese BBQ Beef n’ Broccoli

Every weekend we get together with family and have Sunday dinner.  Most of the times, when we can’t think of what to eat, we end up ordering Chinese food takeout.

There’s so many different items of the menu that we never get tired of it and almost always order a few new dishes that we haven’t tried yet.

Keto Low Carb Sweet Japanese BBQ Beef n' Broccoli

One of these dishes, happened to be a beef and broccoli type of dish that everyone just loved.  It wasn’t your typical beef and broccoli but a more sweet and savory version.

It was so good in fact that it ended up being the only dish that had no leftovers.

Now, I am and will always be a fan of the traditional beef and broccoli but this dish had a little twist to it that opened my eyes to what a different style beef and broccoli could taste like!

This restaurants beef and broccoli was a little sweet, a little peppery, and had a complex taste that I knew I’ve had before but couldn’t quite put my finger on it.

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Around halfway through our meal, it came to me – it tasted very similar to yakisoba sauce!  Of course it wasn’t exactly yakisoba sauce, but it shared enough characteristics that I knew this would make a good fusion for me to experiment with and ultimately ketofy!

So later in the week, I hit the test kitchen with this vision in mind and out came a dish we coined Sweet Japanese BBQ Beef n’ Broccoli!

It came out just as good as the version we had at the restaurant but we, of course, keto-fied it!  Hope you enjoy!

This dish would probably be boarder line keto at ~6g carbs per serving but definitely filling enough to be the main course.

The recipe takes your traditional Beef & Broccoli and transforms it to a Japanese BBQ profile packed with sweet and sour Worcestershire flavor bursting with tangy umami!

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The special ingredients needed for this recipe are Toasted Sesame Seed (optional), Bonito Flakes (optional), Swerve/Monkfruit, Soy Sauce, Oyster Sauce (you can skip this if you are strict keto), Sugar-Free Ketchup, Xanthan Gum and White Pepper.   All these can be picked up on Amazon or a local Asian Supermarket.

Now, let’s get started!

Prepping Time 5M

Cook Time 5M

Total Time 10M

Net Carb/Serv ~6g

Servings 2

Ingredients

Steak

  • 3/4 lb Round Steak
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Broccoli
  • 1 tbsp Neutral Cooking Oil (oil with no taste)
  • 1 tsp Toasted Sesame Seed (optional topping)
  • 1 tbsp Bonito Flakes (optional topping)

Sauce

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients (Xanthan Gum not pictured).

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2) Combine and mix all ingredients for sauce – Swerve/MonkfruitSoy Sauce, Oyster Sauce, Sugar-Free Ketchup, Worcestershire Sauce, White Pepper and Xanthan Gum.  Set aside.

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3) Pat down the round steak with a paper towel then slice steaks into 1/2 inch strips, sprinkle salt and set aside.

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4) Wash, cut broccoli into bite size pieces and set aside.

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5) In a large frying pan, add cooking oil and bring up to temperature over high heat.  Once oil starts to lightly smoke, carefully add broccoli, stir well and cook for 1 minute.  Once 1 minute has passed, remove broccoli and set on a holding plate.

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6) Add beef into the same large frying pan and cook on high heat for 1-1.5 minutes or until slightly browned.

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7) After beef is browned, add back in the broccoli and pour sauce into the large frying pan.  Mix well, cook for an additional 1-2 minute or until desired broccoli tenderness is reached.  Transfer to serving plate and sprinkle optional Toasted Sesame Seed and Bonito Flakes.  Enjoy hot!

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Sweet Japanese BBQ Beef n' Broccoli

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Sweet Japanese BBQ Beef n' Broccoli. Enjoy this delicious fusion at only ~6g Net Carb / Serving. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
5 from 3 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Keyword: keto beef broccoli, keto stir fry fusion, low carb beef broccoli, low carb stir fry fusion, yakisoba beef broccoli
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 280kcal

Ingredients

Steak

  • 3/4 lb Round Steak
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Broccoli
  • 1 tbsp Neutral Cooking Oil (oil with no taste)
  • 1 tsp Toasted Sesame Seed (optional topping)
  • 1 tbsp Bonito Flakes (optional topping)

Sauce

  • 2 tbsp Swerve/Monkfruit
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Oyster Sauce
  • 2 tsp Sugar-Free Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/4 tsp White Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Xanthan Gum

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Sweet Japanese BBQ Beef n' Broccoli Recipe 100 (13)
  • Combine and mix all ingredients for sauce – Swerve/Monkfruit, Soy Sauce, Oyster Sauce, Sugar-Free Ketchup, Worcestershire Sauce, White Pepper and Xanthan Gum. Set aside.
    Sweet Japanese BBQ Beef n' Broccoli Recipe 100 (33)
  • Pat down the round steak with a paper towel then slice steaks into 1/2 inch thick strips, sprinkle salt and set aside.
    Sweet Japanese BBQ Beef n' Broccoli Recipe 100 (34)
  • Wash, cut broccoli into bite size pieces and set aside.
    Sweet Japanese BBQ Beef n' Broccoli Recipe 100 (1)
  • In a large frying pan, add cooking oil and bring up to temperature over high heat. Once oil starts to lightly smoke, carefully add broccoli, stir well and cook for 1 minute. Once 1 minute has passed, remove broccoli and set on a holding plate.
    Sweet Japanese BBQ Beef n' Broccoli Recipe 100 (10)
  • Add beef into the same large frying pan and cook on high heat for 1-1.5 minutes or until slightly browned.
    Sweet Japanese BBQ Beef n' Broccoli Recipe 100 (11)
  • After beef is browned, add back in the broccoli and pour sauce into the large frying pan. Mix well, cook for an additional 1-2 minute or until desired broccoli tenderness is reached. Transfer to serving plate and sprinkle optional Toasted Sesame Seed and Bonito Flakes. Enjoy hot!
    Sweet Japanese BBQ Beef n' Broccoli Recipe 100 (35)

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Nutrition

Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 730mg | Potassium: 879mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 283IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 5mg

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