Keto Pepper Steak Low Carb Recipe | Keto Vale

Join Our Keto Movement & Receive FREE Keto Meal Plan and Recipes

We are giving away FREE Keto Meal Plan, Food List and Guides. Put your email below so we can send them to you immediately at no cost! We'll also send you weekly Keto hacks and new recipes to help you stay on track and achieve quick and sustainable results!

Keto Pepper Steak with Cauliflower Rice

Share to save for later!

Pepper steak is a stir-fried Chinese American dish consisting of sliced ​​beef steak, which is cooked with chopped green or red pepper and other seasonings.

The original dish is usually thickened with the help of cornstarch which we have to replace with xanthan gum –  a keto-friendly cornstarch substitute.

Beef is the most common meat in the world which contains an incredible amount of vitamin A, quality protein and no carbohydrates. If you want to use chicken for this recipe, you’re welcome to.

Pepper steak is perfect for the role of the main course, as well as for dinner. It is perfect to be served with green lettuce, vegetable salad or cauliflower rice.

There are 2 ways we would make this dish:

#1. The quick and “crunchy” way

Basically, you would:

  • Saute beef first then remove it from the pan/wok (don’t overcook it).  Set aside.
  • Stir-fry the veggies with oil in the same pan (do not overcook).
  • Transfer the cooked beef back in and add the sauce mixture (water, xanthan gum, coconut aminos or soy sauce). Stir fry for a few more minutes until the sauce is thickened and serve.

This way is faster and you will get a delicious dish in less than 15 minutes. The vegetables will still be crunchy because we try to stir-fry it quickly over high heat without overcooking it.

#2. The longer way

This is what we will show you below. After sauteing the veggies, we will add extra beef broth in this dish and simmer it for 10 extra minutes.

low carb pepper steak

The veggies will definitely be soft in this recipe but the final result will be more flavorful. And it’s super tasty to serve with cauliflower rice! If you don’t like your veggies to be soft, stick to method #1 above.

Let’s Ketofy It!

Cut beef into thin slices then brown it with olive oil in a hot pan over medium-high heat. Season with salt and pepper.

brown beef slices with olive oil

Add your low-carb veggies slices in and saute for 5 minutes. (Note: you can just add thickening sauce after this step and stir for 1-2 minutes and serve if you just want a quick dinner!)

saute veggies slices

Add beef broth in and cook cover with a lid for 10 minutes to simmer.


In the meantime, prepare the sauce by mixing xanthan gum with water and coconut aminos (or soy sauce if not strict keto).

mix xanthan gum with coconut aminos

Pour this sauce to the beef and stir constantly until it’s thickened.

add xanthan gum thickening sauce

Serve with cauliflower rice and sprinkle with roasted sesame seeds or red pepper flakes (optional).

Save this recipe by pinning this picture to your Pinterest board for later use!

keto pepper steak
pepper steak
Print Pin
5 from 2 votes

Keto Pepper Steak

This low-carb Chinese inspired American dish pepper steak stir-fry with green or red pepper, served with cauliflower rice will be a perfect keto dinner.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian, Chinese, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword keto pepper steak, low carb pepper steak, pepper steak
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 274kcal
Author Team



  • Slice beef into small thin slices.
  • Heat the oil in a skillet on medium-high heat and add beef bites in. Season with salt and pepper and brown the beef slightly.
  • Add red and green peppers, sliced onion and saute for 5 minutes.
  • Pour in beef broth, lower the heat, cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes.
  • In a bowl combine xanthan gum, water and coconut aminos. Add this mixture to the skillet. Continue to cook, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens and remove from the heat.
  • Serve with cauliflower rice and sprinkle with red pepper flakes (optional).



Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 752mg | Potassium: 597mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 22.3% | Vitamin C: 77.5% | Calcium: 2.9% | Iron: 15.4%



Share to save for later!

kb2 Team

We are keto enthusiasts. Everything we do is devoted to inspiring people to transform their lives by changing the way they eat and how they feel through the keto way of life. Join Our Keto Movement by following us on Social Media! Visit the 'about us' page to learn more about our team.