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