Keto Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry in less than 20 minutes! Delicious, easy and a great meal for any time of the week.
A bowl with beef and broccoli.

A super quick and deliciously easy keto beef and broccoli. Ready in just 20 minutes! The best in keto recipes are the ones that take the smallest amount of time to cook. Right?

I think most of us loved our Chinese takeout and this is one of my favourite keto-friendly Chinese meals.

Why We Love This Recipe

Why do we love it… easy it tastes great! The ingredients are easy to source. And the recipe is so versatile. Use your favourite protein. Keto Asian style recipes should be fast and easy to make. If we are not having takeout then we want it to be at least quick to prepare keto Chinese food at home.

The Ingredients

Small bowls of ingredients to make a str fry.

No need to make this difficult. The ingredients for an amazing homemade keto beef and broccoli is possibly in your pantry (and fridge) right now.

Broccoli or broccolini – I love broccolini it is so easy to use in stir-fries. It tastes great and looks great.

HOT TIP – If you chop the broccolini add the stems first and cook a little longer than the florets (the tree-like bits).

Coconut Aminos – are a great alternative for a gluten-free recipe and soy-free keto Asian dish. However, it is not available in all supermarkets. If you want to use something from the local grocer, use gluten-free soy sauce or gluten-free tamari in its place. It is a great condiment to have in the pantry to help create soy-free amazing low carb Chinese food at home.

Step by Step Instructions

Making this keto beef and broccoli stir fry is super easy. With just 3 steps you can make this in less than 20 minutes at home from beginning to end.

Sliced Beef on a cutting board.

Step 1. Slice the beef very thin. I use a very sharp knife for this.

HOT TIP. Place the beef in the freezer 30-45 minutes before you slice. This will make the meat firmer and able to slice much thinner. (The thinner the better).

beef strips in a frying pan.

Step 2. Heat the avocado oil in a wide-based frying pan or large wok over high heat and stir fry the beef in batches until browned.

a frying pan with broccoli and sauce in it.

Step 3. Add the broccolini (or broccoli stems) to the pan and the sauce ingredients. Sauté for 1-2 minutes then add the beef and broccoli florets to the pan.

Tips for Success and FAQs

Can I eat beef and broccoli on keto?

Yes of course. This keto beef and broccoli has had the gluten-filled sauces and cornflour thickener removed. It is a very healthy option for a deliciously healthy keto dinner.

Is beef and broccoli high in carbs?

Not really. This low carb beef and broccoli is only 6g net carbs. It could be reduced if you wanted to reduce the vegetables or swap the coconut aminos for beef broth.

What Chinese Food is Keto?

I believe a lot of your favourite Chinese takeout meals will be filled with sweeteners and thickeners. Lucky for you I have converted a lot of Chinese recipes to the keto diet.

I hate beef can I make this with another protein?

Sure can! Use chicken thigh fillets, tofu, white fish fillets or whatever protein you prefer.

Can I make Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry in my Thermomix?

You know I love to convert as many of my recipes to keto Thermomix recipes as I can. I would recommend using only the TM6 and the Sizzle function for Thermomix users or a thermal cooker like the Magimix Stir Fry function where the temperatures can get a lot higher.

two bowls of beef broccoli.

More Recipes to Try

I love recreating a lot of keto Chinese food and I hope you love this selection of some of my favourites as much as you love my low carb beef and broccoli.

  1. Keto Chicken Pad See Ew
  2. Low Carb Egg Roll in a Bowl
  3. Sous Vide Wagyu Steak
  4. Keto Sweet and Sour Pork
  5. Keto Teriyaki Chicken
  6. Keto Sichuan Beef and Broccoli
  7. Keto Omelette – Rolled and Baked

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A bowl with beef and broccoli.

Keto Beef and Broccoli

Keto Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry in less than 20 minutes! Delicious, easy and a great meal for any time of the week.
5 from 48 votes!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Diet: Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 564kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 3 people
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  • 500 g (17 ⅔ oz) scotch fillet or any cut of beef you prefer
  • 1-2 tbsp (1 tbsp) avocado oil
  • 1 bunch (1 bunch) broccolini chopped or 1 cup broccoli florets, cut
  • 1 tsp (1 tsp) Vegemite or gluten-free fish sauce
  • 3 tbsp (3 tbsp) coconut aminos or gluten-free soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons (2 teaspoons) sesame oil
  • 1 tsp (1 tsp) ginger finely grated or ginger paste
  • 1 tsp (1 tsp) minced garlic
  • Optional cauliflower rice and sesame seeds to serve



  • Slice the beef into thin strips.
  • Heat one tablespoon of avocado oil in a large wide base skillet over high heat. Brown the beef, in two separate batches over high heat until browned on both sides. (This is best done only turning the once and allowing plenty of space in the pan to avoid stewing the beef in its own juices). Remove the browned beef from the pan and set it aside.
  • Add an extra tablespoon of oil to the pan if needed. Add the chopped broccolini stems (if using) and stir to coat and sauté for 1 minute. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Season to taste.
  • Add the beef strips back to the pan and toss to combine and heat through. Serve with cauliflower rice (if preferred) and a sprinkling of sesame seeds.

THERMAL METHOD (High heat models only – Cook Expert and TM6)

  • Slice the beef into thin strips. Set aside.
  • Place the oil into the mixer bowl; heat 2 min/120°C/stir/centre cap off.
  • Add half the beef to the mixer ensuring the strips are under the blades where possible. Set to high heat function and cook. Transfer cooked beef to a small bowl and repeat with the remaining beef.
  • Mix all of the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl. Add to the mixer with all the remaining ingredients and the cooked beef; cook 2 min/100°C/reverse/stir. Serve with cauliflower rice (if preferred) and a sprinkling of sesame seeds.


Any cut of beef or preferred protein can be used.
Vegemite is an Australian yeast spread that adds saltiness to the stir fry. If preferred, use salt and pepper or gluten-free fish sauce. Add extra seasonings like Chermoula Meat Rub or Za’atar Spices to marinate the beef and add extra flavor!
Any vegetables of choice can be used.
This recipe can be made ahead of time and served hot or cold.
Keep chilled for up to 3 days or freeze in individual serves.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 1serve | Calories: 564kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 497mg | Potassium: 549mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1000IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 4mg | Magnesium: 37mg | Net Carbs: 6g
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28 responses to “Easy Keto Beef and Broccoli”

  1. Amy Liu Dong

    5 stars
    Such a perfect recipe to make for my cousin who is undergoing a keto diet. Aside from that, it looks delicious!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Happy to help Amy

  2. LaKita

    5 stars
    This is such a filling and delicious meal and I love how quick and easy it was to make.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      I love how quick it is too Lakita.

  3. DEbbie

    5 stars
    My husband and I love Beef and Broccoli and when I found your keto version I knew we needed to try it. This is delicious quick and easy , I can’t wait to make it again.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      It is soooo good Debbie!

  4. silvia

    5 stars
    What a great meal, easy, fast, delicious. Beef and broccoli go so well together. We will be making this over and over again.

  5. Naiby

    5 stars
    A friend of mine was talking about vegemite the other day and I’m glad to see what you can do with it. Plus, this recipe is so quick to make!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      My secret ingredient Naiby.

    2. Mary Wood

      5 stars
      Really good recipe. I used leftover bean sprouts as my “noodles” and topped with fresh chopped red chillies. Yum. Thanks.

  6. Aya

    5 stars
    This was so easy to make and delicious! It felt very light and healthy. I will definitely be making it again.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yay! Great to hear you loved it Aya!

  7. Farrukh Aziz

    5 stars
    This recipe makes a great dish for our family dinners, and it’s so easy to make! I love how it is a low carb and keto friendly!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      It is so good isn’t it Farrukh.

  8. veenaazmanov

    5 stars
    Looks mouth melting delicious and I love that it is Keto friendly too.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      It is sooo good!

  9. Amanda Dixon

    5 stars
    This made for such a wonderful dinner! I really loved the spice the fresh ginger added to the mix.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Glad you enjoyed it Amanda!

  10. Kyleigh

    5 stars
    Definitely my new favorite weeknight meal! I love the sauce!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yay! So glad you enjoyed it Kyleigh!

  11. Jill

    5 stars
    how you kept it simple and low carb! This is a great recipe, definitely keeping it on rotation for dinners

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      So good isn’t it.

  12. Rob

    5 stars
    One of my favorite meals, and I love that this can be made in such little time. Perfect for a hectic weeknight.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Thanks for the review Rob

  13. Linda

    5 stars
    Beef and broccoli is my go-to meal when I run out of time and this recipe is definitely a keeper!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      That is so awesome to hear Linda.

  14. Andrea White

    5 stars
    Awesome presentation! I’ve always wanted to try vegemite. I’ll have to try it out!

  15. Kristy D

    Have tried so many versions of this and never lives up to our favourite Chinese place. This beats it!!!
    Will be making this again & again.

5 from 48 votes (33 ratings without comment)

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