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Keto Ground Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Keto Ground Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry is a delicious quick and easy low carb dinner you can make in less than 30 minutes from start to finish, all in one single pan. Like all my easy keto recipes, this meal is 100% gluten-free, family-friendly and delicious!

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Originally published August 22, 2017. Updated with new images and tips April 11, 2020

Is ground beef OK for a keto diet?

Ground beef is an excellent keto ingredient for building health lunches and dinners. It is also great mixed into egg muffins for breakfast.

Not only is ground beef easy to work with, it is also affordable and widely available.

The fat to protein ratio is excellent a keto diet. Choose a fatty option like 70% or 85% lean ground beef. For whatever reason, the fattier percents tend to be less expensive. I don’t understand why, but I sure do enjoy having such a delicious option that fits my budget!

So many of us grow up around our favorite ground beef recipes. The good news is that you don’t have to give them up after transitioning to a keto diet. You may have to substitute low carb options for pasta noodles or bread but the meaty part can stay the same. We all know that’s the best part of the meal anyway!

If you love ground beef, I know you’ll love Keto Meals with Ground Beef and Easy Keto Dinners with Ground Beef too.

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How to make Keto Beef and Broccoli Recipe

Prep the veggies and then toss them in a pan with the beef. This low carb dinner comes together in minutes. Plus, it only has 4 net carbs per serving!

Begin by heating beef tallow or cooking fat of choice in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, sauté until soft and fragrant, about 5 minutes.

Mix in the ginger and Chinese 5 spice powders. Continue cooking over medium heat.

Add the broccoli. Stir occasionally as it cooks for 5-7 more minutes.

Put the beef in the pan and break it apart with a spatula; mix in well. Season with salt.

Once the meat is browned, add the fresh parsley. Give the whole mix a few tosses and finish cooking until the meat is done to your liking.

Garnish with sesame seeds and serve warm.

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How many carbs are in beef and broccoli stir fry?

The carbs in this recipe come from mostly from the broccoli and onion. Both are low-carb ingredients and very keto friendly.

In total, this dairy free ground beef and broccoli recipe has 6 grams of carbohydrate and 2 grams of fiber per serving. That’s only 4 grams net carb per serving!

There is loads of flavor that comes from using quality herbs and spices. A well-stocked spice cabinet is an essential tool for delicious low carb meals. When your meals pop with fragrant smells and bold tastes, you’ll never miss not having carbs on your plate.

Is Beef and Broccoli Keto Friendly?

This homemade version of the popular Chinese dish is 100% keto friendly. However, if you order this meal out at a restaurant it might not be.

Many traditional beef and broccoli recipes use cornstarch and sugar in them which would make them NOT low carb, keto, or paleo. The meat and veggies are also commonly served over rice. For a low-carb, grain-free option, serve with Cauliflower Rice instead.

When in doubt, homemade options are always healthier and usually more affordable too.

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Is a homemade beef and broccoli recipe healthy?

When you make this recipe without starches and refined white sugar, it is a healthy option for lunch or dinner!

Best yet, it’s very family friendly and easy to double batch with leftovers.

Enjoy making this healthy protein-rich meal in the comfort of your own home and get all the best flavors of Chinese takeout without any hidden ingredients.

How to store keto ground beef and broccoli?

After cooking, keep leftovers of this keto ground beef and broccoli recipe in an airtight container for 3-5 days.

For long-term storage, pop it in a heavy-duty freezer bag. Remember to mark the bag with the recipe name and date. Pull it out again sometime in the next 2-3 months. Thaw the bad in the fridge overnight and reheat on the stovetop before serving.

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Ground Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Jessica Haggard
Keto Ground Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry is a delicious quick and easy low carb dinner you can make in less than 30 minutes from start to finish, all in a single pan. It is a great easy keto recipe that is 100% gluten-free, family-friendly, and super delicious!
4.97 from 28 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4
Calories 379 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Heat tallow or cooking fat of choice in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, sauté until soft and fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  • Mix in the ginger and Chinese 5 spice powders. Continue cooking over medium heat.
  • Add the broccoli. Stir occasionally and cook for 5-7 more minutes.
  • Put the beef in the pan and break it apart with a spatula; mix in well. Season with salt.
  • Once meat is browned, add fresh parsley. Give the whole mixture a few tosses and finish cooking until the meat is done to your liking.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and serve warm.

Notes

Chinese 5 Spice is made of anise seed powder, ground black pepper, fennel seed powder, cassia cinnamon powder. If you don’t have this in your spice rack, substitute with garam masala or a DIY blend.

Nutrition & Macros

Calories: 379kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 21gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 432mgPotassium: 497mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 703IUVitamin C: 38mgCalcium: 73mgIron: 3mg

To obtain the most accurate representation of the nutritional information in a given recipe, please calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients and amounts used, using your preferred nutrition calculator. Under no circumstances shall the this website and the author be responsible for any loss or damage resulting for your reliance on the given nutritional information.

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As featured in Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Meal Plan, Keto Chinese Recipes, and on MeatRX.

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Jessica Haggard is the creator of Primal Edge Health, where she shares simple, nourishing low-carb, keto and carnivore diet recipes. With a focus on from scratch, homemade cooking, animal-based nutrition, and easy DIY beauty and personal care recipes, there’s always something new going on in her kitchen! Jessica will teach you exactly how to thrive with all the best ingredients and enjoy the journey along the way.

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34 Responses

  1. Christine Comeau
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    I have made this and absolutely loved it. Not hard to make, things you should already have in your kitchen. Glad for your YouTube channel. The only way I can keep up with you. Next month I’ll have a computer and get on facebook with you. Just starting your videos are a blessing. Answering all my questions.

  2. DEWITT C SAGASTUME
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    for the Editor:

    The macros are fat loss friendly.

    This is the kind of “keto” recipe that you can eat with anyone (vegans and vegetarians aside) and they will never know you are on a CRAB-restricted diet. ”

    lol . you might want to correct this : )

    • Jessica Haggard
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      Yes, thank you!

  3. Dominik
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    I love ground beef + broccoli. I eat it every second day. It provides much satiety too.
    Depending on the needs of fat you can put plenty of butter in it.
    I also put 1-2 additional eggs in the ground beef.
    I use pepper, salt, nutmeg as herbs. Especially nutmeg gives awesome flavor for this meal.

    Greetings

  4. Jason
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    Love this recipe but Inwas wondering what the calories are per serving?

    • Jessica Haggard
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      We just measure the grams of fat, protein and carb. You can add them up to figure it out of you want. 1 g protein and carb = 4 calories each, 1 g fat = 9 calories

  5. Jack Smith
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    A huge hit in our house, definitely making it again!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      Excellent! I use leftovers in omelettes and egg muffins too 🙂 Glad you ALL like it!

  6. Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness
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    5 stars
    This looks amazing. And I have all of the ingredients on hand: bonus!! Bookmarked to make tomorrow, thanks for the recipe!!!

  7. Patty at Spoonabilities
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    5 stars
    Such a terrific recipe, especially now that I’m trying to watch calories and carbs! And so quick and easy! Perfect.

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      It’s easy to eat healthy with delicious recipes like this one!

  8. Nart | Cooking with Nart
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    5 stars
    This looks so delicious! I’m not on the keto diet and I think I’ll try this recipe with rice. I know it will be so good!

    • Jessica Haggard
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      Sure it will be delicious with rice! You got that right 🙂

  9. Biana
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    5 stars
    This sounds so delicious, and so simple to make! Am adding this to the weekly menu, thank you!!

    • Jessica Haggard
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      I’m so happy to share a recipe that will be helpful for you! Thanks for stopping by Biana.

  10. Anita
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    5 stars
    This is different than what we usually eat, but surprisingly everyone was raving about it. Seems like I just found a new favorite recipe for my family.

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      This always goes fast at my house too! Thanks for sharing your success Anita.

  11. Jean Choi
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    5 stars
    Such a simple and flavorful dish! Love that it comes together so quickly.

    • Jessica Haggard
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      It’s a quick dinner I know I can make anytime. Glad it was a success for you too!

  12. Shelby @Fitasamamabear
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    5 stars
    Such a great dinner time staple!

  13. ChihYu
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    5 stars
    Every bite is so full of delicious flavor and textures! Love that it is so quick to make in one pan!

    • Jessica Haggard
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      I love one pan meals too! Sounds like it’s going to be a hit in your home 🙂

  14. Megan Stevens
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    5 stars
    I love the ginger and Chinese 5 spice in this. They’re two of my favorites for making great dinners with that special je ne sais quoi! 🙂

    • Jessica Haggard
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      Together they give a great pop of flavor! I know just what you mean.

  15. Donny
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    5 stars
    Yum! Love that there’s lots of flavor but not a lot of ingredients.

  16. Heather H
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    5 stars
    I adore beef and broccoli because It’s tasty and easy. I love your take on an old favorite, thanks for sharing.

    • Jessica Haggard
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      I love refreshing old favorites 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Heather!

  17. Stacey Crawford
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    5 stars
    So simple to make & I have all the ingredients on hand! I love that it is low in carbs too 🙂

    • Jessica Haggard
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      It’s great for weekly meal prep. Thanks for stopping by to share your thoughts, Stacey!

  18. Anne Lawton
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    5 stars
    Beef and broccoli is a favorite of ours, I love that you can make this with ground beef!

    • Jessica Haggard
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      The ground beef makes it just a little bit easier! I always have ground beef on hand and often substitute it into sauteed beef recipes. Happy dining!

  19. Carol Little R.H.
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    5 stars
    Looks SO good. I really like the ginger + 5 spice powder in there.
    Will plan to make this one asap!!

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