Keto beef ramen

Keto beef ramen

Noodle on this: spicy Asian noodle soup with noodles that aren't noodles. Well, perhaps they are noodles, but they're noodles without the carbs. For a flavorful keto take on this ramen-esque classic, dig into a tasty bowl with beef, broth, bok choy, and eggs. Plus noodles — sort of.

Keto beef ramen

Noodle on this: spicy Asian noodle soup with noodles that aren't noodles. Well, perhaps they are noodles, but they're noodles without the carbs. For a flavorful keto take on this ramen-esque classic, dig into a tasty bowl with beef, broth, bok choy, and eggs. Plus noodles — sort of.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 4 4 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp sriracha sauce
  • 1½ lbs 650 g ribeye steak, thinly slicedribeye steaks, thinly sliced
  • 4 4 eggeggs
  • 5 tbsp 5 tbsp coconut oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1¼ lbs 550 g bok choy, roughly chopped
  • 15 oz. 425 g shirataki noodles
  • 4 cups 1 liter beef broth
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 cup 225 ml scallion, choppedscallions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp (20 g) sesame seeds
  • 8 tbsp 8 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp chili flakes (optional)

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Mix the garlic and sriracha sauce in a large bowl. Add the beef, and mix until thoroughly coated. Set aside to marinate for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Place the eggs in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes for soft-boiled eggs and 8 minutes for hard-boiled eggs. Transfer eggs to an ice bath for about 2 minutes, to prevent further cooking. They will also peel easier!
  3. Add the coconut oil to a large skillet, and warm over medium high heat. Season pan with a pinch of salt and pepper, and then add the bok choy, mixing with tongs until tender crisp. Remove bok choy from pan and set aside. Add the beef to the pan, and cook until browned. Transfer to a plate.
  4. Add the noodles to a colander and rinse thoroughly with cold water.
  5. In a large pot, add beef broth, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and add the noodles. Simmer for a few minutes.
  6. Remove the pot from the heat, add sesame oil and stir.
  7. Place the fried beef and vegetables in serving bowls. Ladle the noodles and broth into the bowls and garnish with sesame seeds, a sliced soft boiled egg, and cilantro. Add extra sriracha sauce or chili flakes if you like it more spicy!

Tip!

Shirataki noodles, also known as konnyaku noodles or miracle noodles, are made from konjac, a plant that grows in eastern Asia. They are naturally gluten-free and have little to no taste by themselves. Shirataki noodles are sold packaged in water, and they should be drained and rinsed before using.

In order to make this into a simple weeknight recipe we've used ready made bouillon cubes but if you want to take this dish to the next level we recommend using a homemade broth.

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13 comments

  1. 1 comment removed
  2. Meg
    Delicious! First time trying these noodles; they were different at first, but after they soaked up the broth, amazing! Such a great carb noodle substitute. I put the bok choy in raw and it was great.
  3. c
    Where can you find these noodles? I've looked everywhere. Noodles are the one thing I miss on Low carb.
  4. corey
    You can get them at most grocery stores in the US, also online from Amazon or other retailers. You do have to be careful to read the ingredients because many will have extra starches, meaning your carbohydrate count goes way up.
  5. Jared
    C -- I live in the middle of nowhere, USA and our walmart carries them. For us, they're in the produce section with the (refrigerated) tofu, vegan cheese, etc. Little plastic packs.
  6. Annabelle Postles
    I much prefer the old way of displaying the recipes; this new way uses too much paper.
  7. Samantha
    No Miso? Is Miso Bad on Keto?
  8. Lisa
    Soooooooo Good! Followed the recipe exactly. I eat a keto diet and miss noodles and this totally filled the void. Very flavorful!
  9. Speranza
    Are soy bean noodles an acceptable substitute?
    Reply: #10
  10. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    We recommend avoiding soy. You can read more about that on our Food Policy page - https://www.dietdoctor.com/food-policy#soy
  11. antoniette
    What other cut of beef or pork (preferably an inexpensive version) can we use instead of the ribeye?
    Reply: #13
  12. Nancy
    I just chopped mine into bite sizes.
  13. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    You could try a chuck roast, or ask the store butcher which cut of meat would come closest to replicating ribeye.
  14. Kathleen
    I couldn't find the noodles so I made this without them. I thought I died and went to heaven! I didn't even miss the noodles. I found baby bok choy and I also used some shaved beef which made it faster to cook and more affordable for me. I could eat this every day for weeks. What a recipe!!!!

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