This keto Mongolian beef tastes as good at takeout! You’ll love this copycat recipe more than the original, only 3g net carbs per serving.
Is Mongolian Beef Keto Friendly?
Typical Mongolian beef from restaurants is not keto-friendly. It is usually made with steak that has a crispy coating (from flour or cornstarch) and then tossed in a sweet sauce (that uses either brown sugar or honey).
That is why I made my own recipe. I used ground beef instead of steak (to avoid the breading step) and Swerve brown sugar substitute. It tastes just like takeout but with a lot fewer carbs.
Healthy Mongolian Ground Beef Recipe
This recipe could not be easier. I’m a mom of young kids, so every minute in the kitchen is distracted and precious. I was going to call this “shortcut Mongolian beef” because it uses ground beef instead of strips of steak.
The best thing about using ground beef is you don’t have to dredge the steak and sear it. It saves you so much time! This is the perfect meal prep recipe too.
When I make it for dinner, I reserve some of it in my meal prep containers and eat it later for lunch.
If you want to save leftovers for your meal prep, store it in resealable containers in the refrigerator. It will last up to 5 days.
Ground Beef Dinner Ideas
Another benefit of using ground beef instead of steak is that it is a lot cheaper too. I like to buy ground beef in bulk and use it throughout the week.
There are so many different things you can make with it. Make this Mongolian beef one night, and creamy lasagna soup another night.
Mongolian Beef With Mushrooms
Mushrooms add an earthy taste to this zesty recipe. Did you know that mushrooms are high in vitamin D? They are so good for you!
Turn this recipe into Mongolian chicken or turkey. Use your favorite ground meat and feel free to buy and use what is on sale. This is a simple recipe that is easy to change.
How To Make Mongolian Beef
This is one of those recipes that you can make when you are distracted by other things (which is usually how I cook!). All you have to do is brown the ground beef, drain the fat, and then add the rest of the ingredients and cook them together.
It could not be easier.
Have fun with it and make as many changes as you want. Add spinach or top it with some hot sauce.
Keto Mongolian Beef and Broccoli
Lots of people like to add broccoli to Mongolian beef. That’s a very healthy and low-carb vegetable that will add nutrients and fiber to your dinner. Save yourself prep time and just buy a bag of broccoli florets from the produce department.
What Sides To Serve With Mongolian Beef
When I am really busy, I like to just serve this on top of some cauliflower rice. It’s an easy dinner that is ready in minutes. For lunch, I add this on top of lettuce wraps.
Keto Mongolian Beef
Here is the entire list of ingredients to make this Keto Mongolian Beef with Mushrooms. Exact measurements can be found below within the printable recipe card.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
Net Carbs: 3 net carbs per serving
Swerve brown sugar substitute
Chili garlic sauce
Red pepper flakes
Prepared cauliflower rice
1. Add the ground beef and mushrooms to a skillet over medium high heat on the stove and cook until browned completely and the mushrooms are softened. Drain excess fat.
2. Mix in the minced garlic and saute for 30 seconds.
3. In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, ginger paste, brown sugar substitute, rice vinegar, chili garlic sauce, sesame oil and red pepper flakes.
4. Pour the sauce over the meat mixture and saute a few minutes longer.
5. Top with the chopped green onions and serve over cauliflower rice.
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Best Keto Mongolian Beef
This keto Mongolian beef tastes as good at takeout! You'll love this copycat recipe more than the original, only 3g net carbs per serving.
- 1 lb Ground Beef
- 2 tsp Garlic minced
- 1 cup Mushrooms sliced
- 1 tsp Ginger Paste
- 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
- 2 tbsp Swerve Brown Sugar Substitute
- 1/2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
- 1/2 tsp Chili Garlic Sauce
- 1 tsp Sesame Oil
- 1/4 cup Green Onions chopped
- 2 cups Cauliflower Rice
Add the ground beef and mushrooms to a skillet over medium-high heat on the stove and cook until browned completely and the mushrooms are softened. Drain excess fat.
Mix in the minced garlic and saute for 30 seconds.
In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, ginger paste, brown sugar substitute, rice vinegar, chili garlic sauce, sesame oil and red pepper flakes.
Pour the sauce over the meat mixture and saute a few minutes longer.
Top with the chopped green onions and serve over cauliflower rice.
Calories: 325 per serving
Net Carbs: 3 Net Carbs Per Serving
The nutritional information for this recipe is calculated as a courtesy and is an approximate only. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipes on this site.
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