When I woke up this morning, I decided to go back to a Keto diet and that’s why I made this Keto Korean Beef for dinner. It’s just because I’m gaining weight which makes me feel weak and sick all the time. I was on a Keto diet in March this year and been on it for 2 months. To my surprise, I lost 12 pounds just by eating lots of fats and protein with non starchy vegetables, and taking out carbohydrates and sugar in my meals. It’s always difficult to start a diet but once you get used to it, I promise you, everything will be a lot easier.
This Keto Korean Beef is so simple and easy to make. The recipe calls for flank beef because believe me it’s much easier to use flanks. It saves you a lot of time slicing/chopping the beef and it’s so much faster to cook. But of course if you don’t have flanks available, you can always use steaks, sirloin, schnitzel or minced.
I want to target all the Keto dieters but of course anyone can eat this Keto Korean Beef. The soy sauce gives this recipe the salty flavour and the sugar of course gives sweetness and adds stickiness to it. You can always omit the sugar if you’re conscious about it but please be warned that taking out the sugar will enhance the salty flavour of this dish. I used carrots for crunchiness which also depends on you (some people prefers cooked carrots, others just have cook to keep its crunchiness). Finally, the ginger and garlic make an awesome kick and make this dish an authentic Asian dish. So what are you waiting for? Keep reading and have fun cooking!
1 pound of flank beef (sirloin or schnitzel or minced)
2 Tsps soy sauce
1 Tbsp sesame oil
1 Ttsp fresh ginger, grated
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp light brown sugar
1-2 Tbsps cooking oil
1 small onion, diced
1 large carrot, grated into ribbons
1 Tbsp sesame seeds, roasted
1. Slice the beef into very thin slices. If flank is not available, you can use sirloin or schnitzel.
2. In a large bowl, put the soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, garlic and brown sugar. Mix together. Add the beef to the bowl and give each piece of beef a really good coat of the sauce mixture. You don’t need to marinating the beef overnight, just leave it in the counter while you’re preparing the vegetables.
3. Dice the onions and grate the carrots into lovely ribbons.
4. Heat up a wok or large saute pan to medium temperature. Add the cooking oil carefully. Saute the onions until soft (about 2 minutes). Turn the heat to high and add the beef. Toss the pan occasionally so the beef will be cooked evenly. If you want the dish to be saucy, you can add the sauce mixture at this point.
5. Add the carrots and cook for 1-2 minutes with the beef. Finally, serve the dish with some toasted sesame seeds and you’re good to go!
6. Share and enjoy this Keto Korean Beef with family and friends!
Inspired by: Keto Cookbook