Steak and broccoli stir-fry with toasted pumpkin seeds

Steak and broccoli stir-fry with toasted pumpkin seeds

Super simple real food on a plate. Steak. Broccoli. Onions and pumpkin seeds. Creamy butter. A quick keto dinner for those hectic weeknights.

Steak and broccoli stir-fry with toasted pumpkin seeds

Super simple real food on a plate. Steak. Broccoli. Onions and pumpkin seeds. Creamy butter. A quick keto dinner for those hectic weeknights.
2 servingservings


  • 4 oz. 110 g butter, divided
  • ¾ lb 325 g ribeye steak, sliced into 2” (5 cm) stripsribeye steaks, sliced into 2” (5 cm) strips
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 1 yellow onion, slicedyellow onions, sliced
  • 9 oz. 250 g broccoli, chopped, including stem
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp tamari soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp (15 g) pumpkin seeds


Instructions are for 2 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Heat half of the butter in a frying pan or wok, over medium high heat. Brown the meat. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  2. Fry broccoli and onion in the same frying pan with more butter. Save a dollop for serving.
  3. Add soy sauce towards the end. Return the meat back to the pan and stir. Season to taste and keep warm while toasting the pumpkin seeds.
  4. Heat a large, dry skillet over medium heat. Add pumpkin seeds. Stir the seeds constantly to prevent burning. Toast until they get some color and start to pop.
  5. Serve the stir-fry with a dollop of butter and pumpkin seeds.


The meat continues to cook after you take it off the heat, so err on the side of slightly less cooking time. You can always cook it a little more with the veggies at the end if you wish.

Feel free to add a fried egg on top if you want some extra nutrition and even more flavor!

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  1. Sarah K.
    This turned out really good, but I cooked my meat and veggies with sesame oil, and still added butter at the end. Bomb diggity!
  2. Patricia
    Diet Doctor should have an app
  3. Isaac
    What are the nutritional facts?
  4. Shirley
    A true favorite!
  5. Angel
    This was just okay for me. I found it a little boring and greasy tasting with all the butter. Needs way more in the way of spices to make this interesting. I probably wouldn't make it again.
  6. JK
    you dont need extra butter to serve with, added mushrooms, and sesame seeds (.3 oz) instead of pumpkin seeds, a splash of hot sauce, and garlic powder. Also reduced the onion to 2 OZ. A+
  7. Kama
    Well I thought it was delicious, just the way it was!!!
  8. Andrea
    It was good. A quick staple for evening dinner rotation. 3 stars!
  9. Jemma Evans
    Stunning! I added mushrooms and zucchini noodles to mine
  10. Darlene
    This was my first recipe off the site and it turned out great! Made it in a cast iron pan to really get all of the flavors and a nice sear on everything. Did not add the seeds, but my boyfriend did add a tiny bit of sriracha on the side with his. Glad I bought enough ingredients to make this twice for the week as we are just starting out with low carb.
  11. Larry
    Nailed it!
  12. Autum
    Made this according to the recipe. LOVED it! Will make this again. Very, very good.
  13. Luis
    How is this dairy-free? It pops up on the dairy free meal plan.
    Reply: #14
  14. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    How is this dairy-free? It pops up on the dairy free meal plan.

    Many people who are dairy free can still use butter. If you can not, please feel free to use bacon grease or coconut oil in place of the butter.

  15. Nicholas
    It says serve immediately. Does this mean it doesn’t reheat well? ( since I will be having the second serving the next day)
  16. Adam
    Really really tasty. Loved it. Thanks. Will add mushrooms next time though.
  17. Susan
    In general, I'd say that grilling the steak and steaming the broccoli and serving them both with a big dollop of herb butter would be better. These ingredients got worse when mixed together. It took longer to cook and was much messier as well. I had to add quite a bit of sriracha and extra soy sauce to get flavor in it.
  18. Don
    for those who say there wasn't much flavour or it was bland, marinate the sliced steak with some minced garlic, ACV and ground black pepper for 30 minutes before cooking
  19. Athena
    What is ACV @ Don?
    Reply: #20
  20. Madison
    Apple Cider Vinegar
  21. Gail
    Cooked this to the tee - yumo! Then added a garlic clove... will be on my meal list regularly
  22. Kate
    This is great!
    I subbed coconut aminos for the soy sauce, and splashed a bit of Cholula around after I had plated it up... will be making this again!

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