Low Carb Mongolian Beef And Broccoli. Probably most every recipe you see involving a sauce of some kind in an Asian dish calls for cornstarch as the thickener and I don’t use cornstarch anymore to thicken anything. But…I have a little trick (that a secret friend told me about long ago) that works like a charm and it’s in that little shaker in the last picture. It’s a combination of ½ xanthan & ½ guar gum. It takes very little to thicken a sauce, has nearly zero carbs and especially in the amounts we will be using. The reason it’s in that little shaker is because you can control it so well and even for this it takes less than ¼ t for the whole recipe.
I blanch and freeze broccolini so I have it when I need it and yes, I Clean My Own Beef Tenderloin so I always that that at my disposal too. Both of these food items come in handy when making this very simple dish. I know you probably will not clean a whole tenderloin or even use broccolini but of course fresh broccoli works or a 10 oz package of frozen works too. I don’t know if you can see it or not but I put my beef & broccolini over some cauliflower rice fried in a little butter & olive oil combo and it’s just peeking out in the front & lower right.
As I am a Type II diabetic, all recipes on this website are low carb and diabetic friendly.
- 2 lbs Beef Tenderloin Thinly Sliced
- 3 T Water
- 1½ T Soy Sauce
- 1 T Sugar-Free Rice Wine Vinegar
- ½ C Soy Sauce
- ⅔-1 C Beef Broth (Depending Whether You Plan To Use Anything Additionally Under Your Broccoli & Meat)
- ⅓ C Just Like Sugar Brown
- 3 T Oyster Sauce
- 3 T Crushed Garlic
- 1 T+1 t Powdered Ginger
- ¼ t Red Pepper Flakes
- ⅛-¼ t-Xanthan-Guar Gum Mix
- ¼ C Olive Oil
- 1 Head Broccoli Cut Into Small Florets
- ½ C Green Onion Tops (Divided)
- Bring meat to room temperature, lightly sprinkle with mixture of ½ xanthan & ½ guar gum. Mix thoroughly into wet ingredients & set aside.
- Mix all ingredients. Start wth ⅛ t xanthan-guar mix and add more if needed at the end.
- Heat oil to medium-hot and fry meat quickly. Set aside.
- Add broccoli and fry until just barely tender.
- Add sauce ingredients and heat until beginning to thicken.
- Add ¼ C green onions, add back meat and bring to temperature. If it needs more thickening power now is the time to add more and remembering is will also thicken as it begins to cool.
- 6 Servings
- 498 Calories, 34.2g Protein, 36.5g Fat 6.3g Carbs, 2.0g Fiber, 4.3g Net Carbs
- Don't overuse the xanthan-guar gum. You can always add more if needed.
- Slicing beef while still semi-frozen will make the job a LOT easier and allows for thinner slicing.
- As I said I put fried cauliflower rice under mine but use your imagination or just serve it plain with a side salad and/or another vegetable and you should be good to go.