Sunday, May 12, 2013

Recipe: Low Carb Beef and Broccoli

Beef and Broccoli 

500g Sirloin steak
1 brown onion
1 can sliced water chestnuts
1 head of broccoli
1 shallot
1 glove of garlic
1 tbspn pickled or fresh ginger
1/2 tspn chilli flakes
100ml soy sauce
1/2 cup water
1 tspn sesame oil
2 tbspn oil for frying


  • Heat the oils in a wok or large pan
  • Cut the onions into strips and stir fry
  • While the onion is cooking cut the beef into 3mm thick strips
  • Once the onion is sweated add the garlic, the ginger and the chilli to the onion and stir fry until the spices become aromatic
  • Add the beef and stir fry until slightly pink, add the water chestnuts and continue to stir fry
  • Add the soy sauce and stir fry until all the meat and vegetables are coated
  • Cut the broccoli florets into small pieces, add to the stir fry along with the water
  • Stir fry until the florets are coated with soy sauce and then cover to allow to steam
  • While the broccoli is steaming cut the shallot into small pieces for serving
  • Take the stir fry off the heat and serve in bowls, splash with remaining liquor and sprinkle with shallots
  • Be carb smart; each tbspn of Soy Sauce contains 1g carbs, 1 serve of Water Chestnuts (half the can) is 8g carbs
  • If you're craving a rice alternative serve with diced silken tofu sprinkled with Ginger, Soy sauce and Sesame oil


  1. Wow! I tried this today, and it was very delicious! I will definitely try this again so that I can eat a lot again. Thanks for sharing this!

    Beef Stir Fry

  2. I make my soft boiled eggs just like you except I leave my water boiling and do 6-7 minutes. They always turn out perfectly. I think it’s easier than poaching, but I will poach my eggs for eggs benedict. 🙂
    Regards: Eve Hunt

  3. This was yummy! I’ve never made spaghetti squash before and I’m not sure if it’s supposed to me soft or not when it’s done. My squash was on the larger side so maybe I should have cooked it longer.
    Harold Burton

  4. I make something very similar and freeze it. The trick is to reheat it in the oven and not the microwave (which makes it weird and soggy.
    Joseph Donahue