Slow Cooker Keto Beef and Broccoli

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Enjoy slow cooker Keto Beef and Broccoli as a sugar-free and low-carb option, with only 3g net carb per serving, instead of traditional Chinese takeout. This savory dish pops with flavor after stew meat simmers in spicy bone broth for hours on your countertop. It’s an easy one pot dinner that practically cooks itself!

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Healthy Beef and Broccoli in the Slow Cooker

My family loves this ground beef and broccoli stir fry so much that we make a ground beef and broccoli omelette in the morning anytime there are leftovers. 

As quick and easy as skillet meals are, I like using my crockpot even more. Being able to prep the ingredients, dump them in the pot, and turn the temperature on before walking out of the kitchen is a huge time saver and super easy. 

Plus, because there are minimal cooking skills involved, I like teaching my young children these recipes. With simple, age-appropriate step-by-step directions, they help me make dinner more and more often!

This slow cooker recipe is just one of many keto crockpot meals you can make during the week. It’s great for dinner and makes nice leftovers for lunch the next day.

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How to Make a Keto Beef and Broccoli Recipe

Gather these simple everyday low-carb ingredients and start prepping your keto Chinese food recipe in just 10 minutes!

Keto slow cooker recipes are some of the best for meal prep! This one doesn’t disappoint.

Ingredients

Beef tips – Starting a subscription with a meat delivery service like ButcherBox is a great way to buy organic, grass-fed beef tips. Having high-quality meat delivered to your door is so convenient! If you don’t have beef tips, substitute with flank steak or strip steak instead.

Seasonings and spices – We season the meat with salt and pepper. Then, add large pieces of onion for flavor and texture. I like how large pieces look, but you can dice or chop into any size you want. Later in the recipe, we add garlic and ginger for a burst of flavor in every bite.

Bone broth – Simmering the meat and vegetables in a bone broth base is a must! Bone broth gives a depth of flavor and added nutritional benefits.

Broccoli – Use fresh or frozen broccoli florets. Either one will work well! If using frozen, you may need to adjust the cooking time in the end. First, check the tenderness of the broccoli with a fork. If it’s still undercooked, cook for 20-30 minutes more until done to your liking.

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Directions

Follow along with step-by-step directions, and you’ll make this keto slow cooker dinner perfectly the first time you try!

  1. Season the beef tips with salt and pepper. Place it in the bottom of the crockpot insert of your slow cooker. Then, arrange the onion on top of the meat.
  2. Whisk broth, soy sauce, and sesame oil in a small bowl. Mix in garlic and ginger. Pour liquid over the meat and onion.
  3. Cover with a lid. Cook on LOW 4-6 hours or HIGH for 2-3 hours.
  4. Add the chopped broccoli to the pot and combine by mixing well with a spoon. Continue cooking for final 30 minutes until the broccoli is soft and tender.
  5. Remove from heat and serve warm over Cauliflower Rice, miracle noodles, or by itself.

This recipe is very lean, you’ll probably want to add some extra butter!

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Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli Cooking Tips and FAQ

You might be asking these common queries if you’re new to low-carb meal prep or don’t have much experience with slow cooking. Let me help!

Can you eat Chinese beef and broccoli on keto?

There are three main things you want to avoid when eating on or ordering takeout on keto. The first are foods cooked in vegetable oil. The second thing to look out for are sweet sauces and the third is hidden carbs. 

Chinese beef and broccoli may or may not be cooked in vegetable oil and it usually isn’t served with a sweet sauce. However, the beef is often “water-velveted”, which is a cooking technique for marinating meat in cornstarch before cooking. (1, 2) This method produces tender juicy meat.

As interesting as the concept may be, frequently eating hidden carbs like this can mess with your macros. You’ll be better off making keto-friendly ground beef stir fry recipes or slow cooked recipes like this one at home instead.

Can you put raw beef in a slow cooker?

Yes, you can add raw beef to the crockpot of your slow-cooker and then cook according to the recipe directions. 

Some recipes present an optional step of searing the meat in cooking fat over high heat before placing it in a slow cooker. The flavor develops differently after browning which is also very enjoyable, however, by doing this you add an extra pan to wash and up to 10 minutes of prep time.

In effort of keeping this recipe as simple as possible, I put raw beef in the slow cooker and do not sear it first.

Does beef and broccoli have carbs?

Beef and Broccoli does contain carbs. According to FatSecret Chinese Beef and Broccoli has 21g total carb, 16g net carb, 9g fat, and 15g protein per 1 cup serving. You would likely eat two or more cups per meal, which instantly doubles the macros!

Carb Manager cites lower macros per 1 cup serving, but even so, there could be 12-18g net carb minimum if you eat a regular sized meal.

As you can see noted in the nutrition facts section of the recipe card located in the bottom of the post, our low-carb keto version contains 4g total carb, 3g net carb, 10g fat, and 36g protein per serving. This is a much better option for keto dieters!

Is it OK to cook beef on high in a slow cooker?

Yes! You can cook beef on high in a slow cooker without a problem, provided that you keep a timer on and don’t overcook the meat. 

Just like other cooking methods, you can overcook meat in a slow cooker. If you leave it in too long, it will be tough and dry. 

However, if you don’t cook it long enough, meat can also be tough! It’s possible to test your progress by pricking the beef with a fork every hour or two and gauge tenderness. If the meat is still tough once the cooking time is up, chewiness will best be remedied by additional cooking for up to an hour or more. Don’t give up!

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Slow Cooker Keto Beef and Broccoli

Jessica Haggard
Enjoy slow cooker Keto Beef and Broccoli as a sugar-free and low-carb option, with only 3g net carb per serving, instead of traditional Chinese takeout. This savory dish pops with flavor after stew meat simmers in spicy bone broth for hours on your countertop. This easy one pot dinner practically cooks itself!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Servings 6
Calories 259 kcal

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Season the beef tips with salt and pepper. Place it in the bottom of the crockpot insert of your slow cooker. Then, arrange the onion on top of the meat.
  • Whisk broth, soy sauce, and sesame oil in a small bowl. Mix in garlic and ginger. Pour liquid over the meat and onion.
  • Cover with a lid. Cook on LOW 4-6 hours or HIGH for 2-3 hours.
  • Add the chopped broccoli to the pot and combine by mixing well with a spoon. Continue cooking for final 30 minutes until the broccoli is soft and tender.
  • Remove from heat and serve warm over optional Cauliflower Rice.

Notes

Serve with my cauliflower rice recipe which is linked in the ingredient list, miracle noodles, or just by itself.
This recipe is very lean, you’ll probably want to add some extra butter!

Nutrition & Macros

Calories: 259kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 36gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 315mgPotassium: 646mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 190IUVitamin C: 29mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 3mg

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