Keto Korean Beef
Keto Korean Beef: Packed with flavorful and filling ingredients, this Keto Korean Beef recipe is the perfect dish when you want a low carb, Korean inspired tasty meal that can be done in just a short 20 minutes.
Keto Korean Beef has a delicious, keto friendly, sweet and savory Korean inspired marinade that is accompanied with ground beef and served over cauliflower rice.
Simple, yet full of flavor, this Korean beef recipe will quickly become your go to meal.
I love this dish. It is so easy and the flavor is different from just your run of the mill beef teriyaki.
The sesame oil gives this dish it a nice depth of flavor, partnered with the perfect balance of heat from the use of Sriracha.
Also, I love the use of Stevia in this marinade because it invites a sweet element to the dish without adding sugar.
What Is Typical Korean Food?
Korean food is delicious! A typical Korean meal has a little something for everybody. With its rice, soup, veggies, meat, and kimchi, there are a lot of things to choose from.
Typical Elements to a Korean Meal:
- Kimchi (usually)
Now in America, soup is usually considered an appetizer. However, with Korean food there is usually not an appetizer.
It’s just the main entree and sides. Soup is considered a side dish, opposed to a first course.
And as mentioned above, most Korean dishes have rice.
However, for this Keto Korean Beef recipe, I chose to serve it with a keto friendly option instead, cauliflower rice.
Cauliflower rice has a mild taste, making it a great substitution for rice.
If you would prefer to have your Korean beef accompanied with traditional rice, go for it. Just remember, the dish won’t be keto friendly anymore.
What Is The Most Popular Korean Food?
I’ll tell you, this Keto Korean Beef hits the nail on the head for me. It offers a great universal flavor inspired by Korean cuisine.
However, in general Korea has many great dishes.
3 Popular Korean Dishes
Bibimbap is compiled of all the Korean food staples, rice, veggies, meat. Just like with a typical stir fry, there is rice on the bottom, with meat and veggies on the top.
Differing from an Americanized stir fry, bibimbap sometimes will have an egg on top. For seasoning, soy sauce and gochujang, which is chili pepper paste are usually used.
Bulgogi is grilled meat that has been marinaded in a sauce. Basically it is the Korean version of BBQ meat.
What Is Bulgogi sauce made of? The sauce used in Bulgogi is typically a marinade consisting of sesame oil, juice from an Asian pear or apple, garlic, ginger, pepper, and a sweetener like white or brown sugar.
Kimchi is a classic Korean food. It’s cabbage and radish that is salted, seasoned, and fermented.
Is Korean Food Healthy?
Just like with most types of food, there are healthy and unhealthy components.
Common Healthy Korean Food Staples:
There are a lot of healthy ingredients in Korean dishes. However, as a whole the traditional dishes seem to contain a lot of salt, which is not good.
A lot of the veggies are usually pickled, opposed to fresh which is not as good. Also, their staple food, kimchi, which is consumed often, has a lot of vitamins and minerals, but a few weeks after the initial time period of being fermented the minerals and vitamins component declines. Bummer.
Is Korean food healthy? It can be, but due to the preparation methods chosen, beware of the salt content.
Remember though, the great thing about making this Keto Korean Beef dish is that you are in your own kitchen and are in control of what you put or don’t put into the dish and on the plate.
That is one of the many things I love about home cooking.
Is Korean Food Good For Weight Loss?
This Keto Korean Beef dish is great for weight loss. The ingredients used were chosen with the keto diet in mind.
What exactly is keto diet?
In case you aren’t familiar with the keto diet, the Keto diet consists of high fat, low carb foods with the objective of reaching ketosis.
Ketosis is when your body burns fat for energy instead of carbs, due to not having enough carbs in your body to burn.
Keto diet or not, in general there a lot of elements to Korean food that are good for weight loss.
Common foods like tofu, veggies, and seafood, are great if you are counting calories. They are all low calorie foods. Yay!
So while traditional Korean food may have a high salt content, there are a lot of great ingredients that are great for a diet. Even lean cuts of meat, offering protein can be great as well.
Plus, if you are trying to avoid carbs on your diet, this Keto Korean Beef dish is a great one. The marinade is delicious and low carb, and the cauliflower rice makes a great complimentary side without loading up on unnecessary carbs and calories.
When making this dish, I wanted it to be simply, simple, the end. Okay not the end. I also wanted it to be low carb and flavorful.
This dish checked all the boxes for me. It makes a great stand alone meal.
If you are looking for vegetables in the dish, it is hidden in the rice. I used cauliflower rice. So, don’t worry, there is your vegetable component.
If you want to add another vegetable as a side, try Best Ever Roasted Broccoli. It is keto approved and yummy.
Keto Korean Beef Is A Must Try!
Looking for a low carb, easy to make, filling, and flavorful meal? Well look no more. You’ve got it with this Keto Korean Beef dish. It is so good and you will be shocked at how simple it is to make.
I have to warn you though, once you try this dish, your taste buds will be begging for more Korean food.
Don’t worry though, I can help you out with your Korean cravings.
After you try this crave worthy Keto Korean Beef recipe, try Bibimbap Korean Beef Bowls. Trust me both dishes will not disappoint.
Keto Korean Beef
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1 pound ground beef
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1 -2 tsps sriracha based on heat preference
- 1 tablespoon stevia powdered
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger or ½ tsp ginger paste
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 cups cauliflower rice
- 2 tablespoons green onions chopped
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Cook and stir ground beef and garlic in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes.
- Combine soy sauce, stevia, ginger, sriracha, and black pepper in a bowl; whisk until well combined.
- Pour over ground beef; simmer until the sauce thickens, about 3 minutes. Remove from skillet, and set aside
- Add 1 tbs olive oil to skillet, along with cauliflower rice and 1 Tbs green onion, chopped, saute cauliflower rice for 1-2 minutes until slightly tender and heated through.
- Top with Korean Beef, and garnish with remaining green onions and sesame seeds.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.