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Keto Spicy Beef Skewers Recipe

Louise | April 18
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Boost your protein with this Keto spicy beef skewers recipe. The special blend of spices ensures you get just the right amount of heat.

How I Made This Keto

Wait a sec — we’re talking about beef skewers here. How could that not be Keto?

Where there’s a will, there’s a way to add carbs. And given that food companies have been wittingly adding sugar to just about everything, most people have a taste for it.

And that means whether you order Asian beef skewers at a restaurant or make a random recipe on your own, you’ll probably find the sweet stuff in one form or another.

Some of the more common problems for Keto include honey, sugar, barbeque sauce, soy sauce, and vegetable oil.

Eliminating the sweetness is easy — you don’t need it at all. This isn’t ice cream, it’s steak skewers. They probably shouldn’t send your blood sugar soaring.

Barbeque sauce can add flavor, but it is usually sweetened too. This recipe adds flavor with spices such as chili powder, cumin, and ginger.

Instead of soy sauce, which often contains gluten, choose gluten-free tamari sauce or coconut aminos. Those are great substitutes that will achieve the flavor you want.

Finally, I used olive oil instead of vegetable oil, which is really bad for you.

What is Chinese Five Spice Seasoning?

OK, many of you are familiar with Chinese five spice. But I’ll bet there are at least some of you wondering what’s in this spice and how you might use it.

Chinese five spice is…wait for it…a blend of five spices. There is some variation in terms of which spices are used, but cloves, Chinese cinnamon, Sichuan pepper, fennel seeds, and star anise are common.

It might also contain ginger, nutmeg, turmeric, licorice, galangal, cardamom, and anise seeds.

How Else Would I Use Chinese Five Spice?

Nobody wants to shell out money for a spice that will collect dust. But there are a lot of ways you can use Chinese five spice in addition to this beef skewer recipe.

It’s commonly used as a rub for chicken, pork, seafood, and even duck. It is also handy for stews and marinades.

Typically, you’ll find Chinese five spice used in various types of Asian cuisine, and it’s a pretty big deal in Hawaii as well.

More Beef Recipes

If you like this Keto spicy beef skewers recipe, you’re going to love my other beef specialties.

Check out this page, which is overflowing with mouthwatering beef recipes. Each one is appropriate for a low-carb ketogenic diet. You’re welcome!

Keto Spicy Beef Skewers Recipe #keto

Keto Spicy Beef Skewers Recipe #keto

Keto Spicy Beef Skewers Recipe

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 skewers 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner, Entree
  • Cuisine: Asian


Spicy and packed with flavor, you will make these over and over again.



  1. Cut the beef steaks into large cubes and place into a large bowl.
  2. Sprinkle over the seasonings and salt. Drizzle over the olive oil and tamari. Use clean hands to mix the marinade into the beef cubes. Cover and leave to marinate in the fridge for 45-50 minutes.
  3. If using wooden skewers, soak them for a little while in water, then drain. Thread the beef cubes compactly onto the 4 skewers.
  4. Heat a griddle pan or prepare the grill. Cook the skewers over high heat until the meat has browned and caramelized. Cook the meat to your liking.
  5. Serve immediately, garnished with a scattering of sliced green onions.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs:  2 g


  • Serving Size: 2 skewers
  • Calories: 664
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Fat: 56 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 34 g

Louise co-founded Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. She has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love.