Keto Slow-Cooked Shredded Beef Recipe
This Keto slow-cooked shredded beef recipe is so good you’ll forget you’re following a diet.
Different Takes on Shredded Beef
I never realized how many variations there truly are of shredded beef until I thought about it.
It seems like just about every culture has made a place in their hearts for shredded beef. And the great news is, once you have the basics down you can play with the sauces and spices to achieve different flavors.
Mexican shredded beef is delightful in tacos. Add cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, onion powder, paprika, oregano, and red pepper to make it Mexican-style.
Barbeque shredded beef tends to appear on a bun, although naturally, you’d be baking some Keto bread instead of carbing out. This variety would likely have barbeque sauce, mustard, brown sugar, and maybe chili powder.
Naturally, you wouldn’t add the sugar to your Keto shredded beef, but you get the idea.
An Asian take would likely contain soy sauce, Hoisin sauce, vinegar, ginger, and red pepper. Hoisin sauce, by the way, is a thick glaze composed mainly of soybean paste.
Finally, Indian-style shredded beef would have spices such as turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, coriander, cumin, and ginger.
This recipe has more of an Asian flair, but feel free to experiment with spices if you’d like to take it in a different direction.
Why Shredded Beef Might Not Be Keto
I get a lot of questions about meat-based dishes like this one. It’s just meat, right? How bad could it be?
Well, you might be surprised. There are a lot of sauces, gravies, and side dishes paired with the meat that might be hiding carbs.
For example, many barbequed meats have sweet sauces with sugar in them. And gravies often contain flour.
And the potatoes or sweet potatoes that are often served alongside a big slab of beef? Carb city.
Then you have to consider marinades, where sugar is often hiding. Letting your meat soak up sugar is a definite problem for Keto.
The Best Way to Start Keto
Ask anyone – the worst part of Keto is the first part. It’s important to take the right approach for you so that you can reap the full benefits of the diet.
Not every approach is right for every person. Some carb fiends need a more gradual introduction, while others need a stricter approach.
Read this article to find the best approach to you and get ready to look and feel better!
Enjoy slow-cooked shredded beef (in an amazing sauce!).
- 1.12 lbs (504 g) of beef roast, off the bone
- 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) of olive oil
- 1/2 medium onion (55 g), peeled and sliced
- 2 garlic cloves (6 g), peeled and minced
- 1 Tablespoon (5 g) of fresh ginger, peeled and minced
- 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) of vinegar
- 2 cups (480 ml) of hot beef broth
- 1/4 cup (55 g) of Tomato Sauce
- 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) of gluten-free tamari sauce or coconut aminos
- 2 teaspoons (8 g) of erythritol
- 1/2 head of iceberg lettuce leaves (225 g), to serve
- 1 green onion (110 g), thinly sliced, to garnish
- 1/4 red onion (28 g), peeled and very thinly sliced, to garnish
- Halve the beef roast along the grain. (Having two pieces will ensure the beef is fully submerged in stock in the slow cooker. This is optional but recommended.)
- Heat one tablespoon olive oil in a large pan and cook the beef until dark and golden on all sides. Remove and set aside.
- In the same pan, heat the second tablespoon of olive oil and cook the onions, garlic, and ginger until the onions have completely softened and caramelized.
- Deglaze the pan with the red wine vinegar. Once the vinegar has cooked out, pour in the beef broth to warm through for a minute.
- Tip the entire mixture into a slow cooker and add the browned beef piece(s). Cover and cook for 3 hours. After 3 hours, remove the beef and set aside, covered with foil, to rest.
- Pour the leftover mixture from the slow cooker to a clean pan on the stove. Add the tomato sauce and tamari. Reduce the mixture over moderately high heat to one-third of the original yield, stirring occasionally. Stir in the erythritol.
- In the meantime, after the beef has rested for at least 10 minutes, use two forks to shred. Add the pulled beef to the warm sauce and stir well to combine.
- Serve the shredded beef inside the lettuce leaves and garnish with the onions. Wrap the lettuce around the shredded beef and enjoy as a healthy Keto wrap!
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 3 g
- Calories: 221
- Sugar: 2 g
- Fat: 17 g
- Carbohydrates: 4 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 11 g