Made with staples such as sesame seeds, broccoli, and steak, this Quick and Easy Low Carb Stir Fry will have you refilling your plates for seconds and thirds.
I (Husband Man) have recently started a low carb diet, and as a result, have started experimenting with different ways to cook our food. I have learned that sometimes it’s not just the ingredients you use, but how you use them. Take the broccoli for example. Don’t allow them dry out–if this happens, just add a bit of olive oil or butter. You’re aiming to slightly fry/caramelize the outside of the broccoli; however, you still want it to retain a moderate crunch (hence the med-high heat). When the broccoli starts to bend/flop around just a bit as you stir, it’s pretty much done. Also, cut the sausage lengthwise instead of in circles for a different texture. We have added this recipe to our favorites collection and we hope you’ll consider adding it to yours as well 🙂
Quick and Easy Low Carb Stir Fry
Serving Size: 1 cup
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 4-5 inches of a sausage link, cut lengthwise (or 6 ounces of thinly sliced, New York Strip Steak, cut into thin strips)
- 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
- 1 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds
- 3 cups fresh, chopped broccoli
- 1 cup chopped portobello mushrooms
- A couple of pinches of salt plus a bit more to taste
- 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- Soy Sauce if desired
In a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil.
Add in the steak and/or sausage and saute' until steak is brown, about 10 to 15 minutes.
Do not drain the liquid after browning.
Add the butter, sesame seeds, broccoli and mushrooms and continue to stir, around 15 more minutes.
Add a couple of pinches of salt for moderate flavor. In addition to the salt, add the garlic and onion powder. Stir until well combined.
Remove from heat and serve immediately.
If needed, season with a little more salt to taste.
Time Saving Tips:
Cut the broccoli, sausage, and/or steak a day ahead of time and store in separate containers in the fridge.
Husband Man's Notes:
If using soy sauce, take care not to over-season the dish, as the sauce’s strong flavor can easily overpower the sesame seeds and dill.
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