Asian Beef Salad : Just 7.4 Net Carbs!

Perfect for a quick lunch or light dinner, this Asian Beef Salad has just 7.4 net carbs for the whole thing. Lean ground beef and vegetables are quickly sauteed, then a gingery, sweet-sour sauce is mixed in. Finally, the whole thing is served warm over a bed of crunchy salad and topped with a sprinkle of sunflower seeds.

For this recipe you’ll need: soy sauce, rice vinegar, celery, green pepper, jalapeno, dried onions, red cabbage, lettuce, 96% lean ground beef, powdered ginger, sugar free sweetener, roasted hulled sunflower seeds
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I had the grandfather of all cheat days yesterday. We met my sister-in-law for lunch at PF Chang’s, one of my very favorite places to carb up. Pork dumplings, spring rolls, hot and sour soup… I could easily eat my way through the menu.

Well, except for the seafood part.

So you know what happened this morning, right? I woke up craving carbs, and especially Asian food. I combat those cravings by keeping the carbs very low for a day. Plus, I am trying to increase my protein intake and, I don’t know about you but it’s really hard for me to eat 120g of protein!

Asian beef salad is quick and easy. from Lowcarb-ology.com

So, I got up and had 3 scrambled eggs with Hatch chiles (yay for Hatch chile season) and cheese. Then I had  a protein bar for a snack, and just downed this luscious Asian beef salad for lunch. I ate the whole recipe by myself but you might want to split it in half. The nutrition information is for the whole thing. Maybe I’ll have a protein shake at dinner and that should take care of it — or close to.

I wish someone would come up with a 0-carb, 0-calorie protein drink that tasted like a Watermelon Margarita. Is that too much to ask?

You could serve this over some “cauli-rice” if you wanted to. I like it over the salad because of the crunch factor. Well, that and the fact that sometimes I feel like I am going to turn into a cauliflower because, of course, it’s in nearly every low carb meal.

Asian beef salad has just 7.4 carbs. Lowcarb-ology.com

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Rice vinegar adds a smooth tang to the recipe. I use dried onions because the flavor is more concentrated.

Low Carb Asian Beef Salad Recipe

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Asian Beef Salad

Asian style ground beef is spooned over a crunchy salad and topped with sunflower seeds in this low carb dish. Eat the entire thing for 7.4 net carbs or split it up into two servings of 3.7 net carbs each.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 457kcal
Author Marye

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce 0 carb brand
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar free sweetener or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger

Beef Mixture

  • 8 ounces 96% lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoon chopped green pepper
  • 1 stalk celery diced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno
  • 1 tablespoon dried onions

Salad Base

  • 2 ounces thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 2 ounces thinly sliced lettuce
  • 1 tablespoon roasted hulled sunflower seeds

Instructions

Sauce

  • Whisk together the soy sauce, vinegar, sweetener, and ginger.
  • Set aside.

Beef Mixture

  • Saute the beef in a hot iron skillet until almost done.
  • Add the green pepper, celery, jalapeno, and dried onions.
  • Continue to saute until the beef is done.
  • Add the sauce mixture and turn the heat to low.
  • Saute until the vegetables are tender, stirring constantly - about 2 minutes.

Salad Base

  • Place the slice cabbage and lettuce on a plate.
  • Top with the beef and sauce mixture.
  • Sprinkle with sunflower seeds

Nutrition

Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.8g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 2178mg | Potassium: 942mg | Fiber: 3.4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 635IU | Vitamin C: 34.8mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 6.4mg

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Last Updated 11/07/2019

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