– Hey guys, welcome back to Low Carb With Jennifer. I’m Jennifer Banz, today were gonna make my keto beef and broccoli and I think you’re wondering, hey, what is the difference between regular beef and broccoli, that I would get at a Chinese restaurant and keto beef and broccoli.
Well, usually beef and broccoli has a lot of sugar in it, so we’re gonna use, of course, a low carb sweetener and it also usually uses cornstarch, so I’m gonna show you how we replace that. So, let’s get started.
(mellow music) So, for our keto beef and broccoli, first thing we’re gonna do, is heat up some avocado oil in a hot skillet, you want it to be pretty hot. I’ve actually got this skillet on high here and we’re going to cook our steak.
This is, of course, you need steak for your beef and broccoli. So, we’re gonna cook this in a very hot skillet, this is thinly sliced sirloin steak. You could use, pretty much any steak you want, but, of course, cheaper steaks are going to be tougher.
We cut these into this slices, against the grain. (meat sizzling) And I’m gonna do this in two batches. I’m gonna cook these until they’re brown on both sides and then I’ll do the second batch. Okay, we’ve got both of our batches of steak nice and brown, so I’m gonna remove them from the pan, onto this plate and then we can start cooking our broccoli.
So, we’ve got some broccoli florets here and you know, the smaller you make the florets, the easier they’re gonna be, or the faster they will cook. So, we’re gonna cook these, until they are fork tender.
It’s gonna take about ten minutes or so. Oops. And if you wanted, you could use frozen broccoli florets and they will cook a lot faster than the fresh. Either way would work. Okay, we got our broccoli nice and tender, we browned it first.
Just because charred broccoli tastes so much better with a little bit of color on it. And then we made sure and got them fork tender. I had to put a little bit of water in the pan and I put a lid on it, just so they could get cooked a little bit faster.
So, now, I’m gonna put the steak back in the pan and bring this all together. So, we’ve got, with our steak and broccoli, our beef and broccoli here, oh. I’m gonna add in some beef broth. I’m gonna turn my heat back up.
I’m also gonna add in some low carb sweetener. This is Lakanto, it’s my new favorite sweetener. I like this better than Swerve, it doesn’t have much of that cooling effect that Swerve has and I really like it.
So, we’re gonna add, also, some soy sauce and some garlic and some ginger paste, you could make, I mean, you could use fresh ginger if you wanted to, but I like shortcuts and I like to use the paste. So much easier.
So, now, we’re gonna thicken this. Oh, it looks so good and it smells so good already. I’ve got my heat up, so we want this to start to simmer and I’m gonna add in some Xanthan gum and we use that in place of the corn starch that would be used in traditional keto beef, I mean, not keto beef and broccoli, traditional beef and broccoli.
So, we’re gonna add in our Xanthan gum and this is one of my favorite keto ingredient, just it thickens so nicely, you don’t have to use very much. You can find it at Walmart, in the baking isle, but I bought a package of it a while ago and it’s barely any missing, because you only have to use like, a teaspoon.
So, now, we’re just gonna let this simmer and thicken up. That looks really good. Okay guys, look at this beef and broccoli, it looks amazing, it’s super thick and nice and coated with sauce. It’s so nice.
I’m definitely gonna sneak a bite. Let me get a little piece of this broccoli and the beef. It’s gonna be hot. Let me get a quick bite here. That is so good. Okay guys, you can find the recipe for this keto beef and broccoli on my website, Jennifer Banz dot com, just go to, Jennifer Banz dot com.
And search for keto beef and broccoli, or you could just click the link in the description below and I hope you guys make this recipe, I think it’s a winner, of course, since I made it. And I will see you guys later, bye.