This easy keto pepper steak is a budget-friendly family meal that you can also make as a healthy meal prep for the entire week.
I love creating multi-purpose recipes that I can use in lots of different ways, and that is exactly the kind of recipe that this is!
Even though steak tends to be one of the priciest meats, this recipe is still budget-friendly.
I’ll share how to find the best steaks that will save you money – and how to use this recipe in your keto meal plan.
20-Minute Keto Dinner
From start to finish, this recipe only takes 20 minutes to prepare. Speed up your cooking time by pre-slicing the peppers or buying peppers that are already sliced.
The most time-consuming part of this recipe is cutting up the meat and veggies. Everything else is a breeze.
This is a budget-friendly meal too. The most expensive thing in this recipe is the steak. If you are on a really tight budget, you can buy some top round steaks for a pretty fair price.
Keep in mind that top round is a very tough cut of meat. To make it more tender, use a meat tenderizer (like pounding it with a meat mallet) or let it marinate overnight.
My recipe calls for top sirloin, which is the pricier type of sirloin. The budget-friendly option is bottom sirloin (or just labeled “sirloin”). Bottom sirloin is leaner so it is a little tougher but still tastes perfect with my recipe.
Pepper Steak Sauce Recipe
Keep the sauce recipe handy. Even if you just grill up some steaks, you can use this sauce on top or dip the steaks into it. It’s a really easy combination of ginger paste, soy sauce, and brown sugar substitute.
My favorite brown sugar substitute is Swerve. It is the best one out there. It doesn’t leave an aftertaste and mixes in with the sauce really well.
Don’t forget to add some xanthan gum to the sauce. This is what will thicken it up.
Low Carb Family Meals
Maybe it is because my kids love beef and steak, but this is one of their favorite meals. Sometimes, I even add a few mushrooms to the skillet to make it more filling and nutritious.
There are lots of ways you can serve this recipe, too! Here are just a few of my favorite ways to eat it.
Pepper Steak Meal Prep
If you are trying to make a family meal ahead of time, put this on your weekly menu. You can make this dish up to 3 days early and store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container. When you are ready to serve it, just reheat it in a skillet.
Easy Keto Pepper Steak
Here is the entire list of ingredients to make this low carb pepper steak. Exact measurements can be found below within the printable recipe card.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
Net Carbs: 3 net carbs per serving
Olive oil divided
Green bell pepper
Red bell pepper
Swerve brown sugar substitute
Salt and pepper
1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat on the stove.
2. Add the steak to the skillet with the oil, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Saute the steak until browned and cooked to your liking. Set aside.
3. Add the other tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet, and reduce the heat to medium.
7. Add the steak and peppers back into the skillet, and toss to combine.
8. Pour the soy sauce mixture over the meat and peppers in the skillet, and saute for several more minutes, stirring to coat well.
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Easy Keto Pepper Steak
This easy keto pepper steak is perfect for meal prep or a budget-friendly low-carb family meal.
- 1 pound Top Sirloin cut into strips
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil divided
- 1/2 Green Bell Pepper sliced
- 1/2 Red Bell Pepper sliced
- 2 tsp Minced Garlic
Pepper Steak Sauce
- 1 tsp Ginger Paste
- 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
- 1 tbsp Swerve Brown Sugar Substitute
- 1/4 tsp Xanthan Gum
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat on the stove.
Add the steak to the skillet with the oil, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Saute the steak until browned and cooked to your liking. Set aside.
Add the other tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet, and reduce the heat to medium.
Place the sliced peppers into the skillet and saute until becoming tender. Remove and set aside.
Add the minced garlic and ginger paste to the skillet and saute for 30 seconds.
Mix together the soy sauce, brown sugar substitute and xanthan gum in a bowl.
Add the steak and peppers back into the skillet, and toss to combine.
Pour the soy sauce mixture over the meat and peppers in the skillet, and saute for several more minutes, stirring to coat well.
Calories: 255 Per Serving
Net Carbs: 3 Net Carb Per Serving
The nutritional information for this recipe is calculated as a courtesy and is approximate only. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipes on this site.
Low Carb Fast Food Alternative
If you enjoyed this easy keto pepper steak recipe, then you will enjoy these low-carb takeout recipes too. They are my family’s favorites.