Keto Beef “Noodles” Recipe
Cooking is one of those things that can be a lot of fun, but it can also feel like a major chore. I love to cook, but I do find that my favorite times to do it is when it doesn’t feel like a necessity. I mean really, every day becomes too much to do anything. That is why sometimes we need a straightforward dish to throw together. It makes cooking enjoyable, even if you don’t have the energy to do it.
The best simple dishes are ones that you can assemble in one pan, a lot like this Keto beef “noodles” recipe. Having all of your ingredients and tossing them in as the food requires is where the love of cooking stems from. I always called it a dance, like waiting until your beef is perfectly browned, and vegetables at the right spot, before adding anything else to the dish.
Why This Keto Recipe May Be Better Than Traditional
Sometimes it will surprise you when you are on a diet like the Keto diet that some foods taste a lot better than the foods you were eating before. A big part of that is making meals for yourself, fresh ingredients and a little love make everything better. However, this recipe is indeed a better experience overall, and even those not on a Keto diet would prefer it.
Instead of utilizing the most accessible sauces and noodles available, the Keto diet forces us to try the alternatives. Honestly, for a dish such as this wouldn’t you rather have fresh zucchini noodles replace a tasteless rice noodle?
Tamari Sauce vs Soy Sauce
This recipe calls for tamari sauce which many people understandably mistake for soy sauce. The truth is they are both made from fermented soybeans and carry similar flavor. However, tamari sauce is a bit more complicated than the process of making soy sauce.
Tamari is traditionally much thicker, and less salty. The best part is, there is little to no wheat added to help the fermentation along. Meaning you should be able to find a completely gluten-free option.
A Great Basic Recipe For All of Your Favorite Ingredients
Cooking, even reading the instructions of this recipe will show you just how simple making a delicious meal can be. It opens the cabinet doors and allows you to incorporate all of the ingredients that you love. If you don’t want beef, then feel free to use chicken. If you don’t want broccoli, then throw your favorite veggie in there. You want some nuts, add some nuts. The choices are nearly endless, and this is where experimenting in the kitchen gets fun.
Sauteed beef and low carb noodles make this stir fry a must.
- 3 Tablespoons (45 ml) of avocado oil, to cook with
- 2 beef steaks (400 g), sliced into thin strips
- 1/2 head of broccoli, shredded or thinly sliced
- 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) of tamari sauce or coconut aminos
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced or finely diced
- 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger, minced or finely diced
- 1 zucchini, shredded or spiralized to make noodles
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Make the “noodles” by using the shredding attachment of a food processor or a spiralizer or else using a potato peeler to create pasta-like strands or shreds. Set aside.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the avocado oil. Add the beef to the skillet and saute until almost browned, about 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add the broccoli to the skillet and saute until slightly soft, about 4 to 5 minutes.
- Add the tamari sauce, garlic, and ginger to the skillet. Continue to saute for an additional 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Divide the “noodles” between 2 bowls and top with equal amounts of the beef.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 8 g.
- Calories: 779
- Sugar: 3 g
- Fat: 63 g
- Carbohydrates: 12 g
- Fiber: 4 g
- Protein: 38 g