Keto Beef and Broccoli Bowl with Cauliflower Rice
Keto Beef and Broccoli Bowl – Low Carb One Pot Dinner!
Bored with burrito bowls? Try this Asian-inspired keto beef and broccoli bowl! Ginger and sesame are a delicious duo, and cooking with ghee adds a rich, nutty taste and LOADS of healthy nutrients. Plus, I like to add red pepper flakes for a spicy kick of flavor! This is the perfect one pot dinner for a low carb, high fat diet. Or, for anyone looking for a healthy, wholesome, Asian-inspired bowl!
Healthy does NOT have to be boring! Can we get over the idea that healthy has to mean salads all the time, already!? Before my healthy-eating days, I ordered beef & broccoli many a time at restaurants, and none of them were doing my body any good. But, boy, did they taste delicious! I don’t need to sacrifice any flavor with this keto beef and broccoli bowl.
Infusing Flavor into your Keto Beef and Broccoli
Lately, I really love cooking with ghee as my cooking fat of choice. Of course, you can use butter, coconut oil, avocado oil, or any oil/cooking fat you like. But, the nuttiness of ghee adds SO much flavor. And, letting that ginger infuse into it before adding the beef makes for a flavor bomb requiring very few ingredients! I also love that this is a one pot meal—making for easy cooking AND clean up. I mean, you can’t beat having just one dish to wash! I cook my meat, and veggies all at the same time, which couldn’t be easier.
Plus, what really brings the deliciousness of this bowl together is the sauce! I use coconut aminos, which is essentially a soy sauce substitute made from coconut sap. But, you could use soy sauce instead, if you prefer. Personally, I love the hint of sweetness from the coconut aminos to balance the savory flavors in this keto beef and broccoli bowl! There’s not much to the sauce in terms of ingredients, but each item packs such a punch and the bowl wouldn’t be the same without it.
Why Low Carb?
When I first did Whole30, I made this keto beef and broccoli bowl often. You can’t eat grains on Whole30, so it becomes lower in carbohydrates inherently, without it necessarily being a “low carb” diet. But, this recipe does work totally well for anyone on a lower carb or higher fat diet. I have a video if you want to learn more about these types of diets, but they can be great for anyone dealing with insulin resistance or a weight loss plateau.
To keep my keto beef and broccoli lower in carbohydrates, I use cauliflower rice instead of regular rice. Yes, cauliflower rice doesn’t taste exactly like regular rice. But, the beauty of bowls is you can throw a bunch of stuff together and take advantage of having to taste all of the components mixed, rather than separate. And, with so many yummy flavors, you won’t miss the rice—trust me!
(Or, if you prefer to not have this be low carb and want to use regular rice, by my guest! Just cook the rice separately and then mix it in with your cooked keto beef and broccoli.)
Keto Beef and Broccoli Bowl
Keto Beef and Broccoli:
- 1½ Tbsp grass-fed butter, coconut oil or ghee
- 2 tsp garlic paste
- 1 tsp ginger paste
- 1 lb organic ground beef
- 4 cups broccoli florets
- 3 cups cauliflower rice
- 2 Tbsp coconut aminos or soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- ¼ tsp salt
- ⅛ tsp pepper
- red pepper flakes, to taste (~¼ tsp, if desired)
- ½ avocado, sliced
- sesame seeds
- 2 green onions, finely chopped
- To a pan over medium-high heat, add butter, ghee, or coconut oil and allow to melt.
- Add garlic and ginger paste. Cook until fragrant.
- Add beef and cook until no longer pink.
- Once beef is cooked through, add broccoli florets and cauliflower rice. Season with salt and pepper. Mix to combine.
- Cook until broccoli is bright and vibrant and cooked through to your liking.
- Lower the heat and add your sauce ingredients. Toss to coat and season to taste.
- Store in the fridge, or freeze if desired!
- Enjoy warm, topped with avocado slices, sesame seeds, and green onions—or your favorite toppings!
- If meal prepping for the week, double this recipe!
- *Nutrition provided for keto beef and broccoli bowl with cauliflower rice, excluding optional toppings.
- **Per keto beef and broccoli bowl with cauliflower rice: 8g net carbs.