Fry keto Kung Pao ground beef up in just a few minutes! It’s a zesty dinner with incredible umami notes that make you want seconds.
Kung Pao Ground Beef
Normally Chinese restaurants fry up a popular dish called Kung Pao chicken. You can easily make this recipe with either ground beef or thinly-sliced chicken thighs. Using ground beef saves you a lot of food prep time.
You don’t have to slice the chicken or let it marinate. Just brown the ground beef, add the spices and peppers, and serve it! This recipe is as easy to make as Korean Ground Beef.
The best thing about the Kung Pao ground beef recipe is its incredible flavor! It’s earthy and briny, and the nutty undertones enhance the bold flavors of sesame oil and ginger. You’ll definitely want to put this recipe on your regular rotation.
Keto Kung Pao Sauce
Save this recipe even if all you’re doing is saving the ingredients for the Kung Pao sauce. You can use it as a marinade for chicken, pork, or saute cooked shrimp in it.
What really makes this recipe amazing is the sweet and spicy combination of ginger paste with Swerve brown sugar substitute. It is bolder and spicier than teriyaki sauce, with a tangy taste from the rice vinegar.
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Store leftover Kung Pao ground beef in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. You can reheat it in the microwave, it won’t change the taste or texture at all.
Is Kung Pao Beef Spicy
The only thing that would make Kung Pao ground beef taste spicy would be the red pepper flakes and ginger paste. If you want it to be milder, leave out the Red Pepper flakes and go easy on the ginger paste.
To make this have some serious heat, drizzle some Sriracha on top! Or serve it with some wasabi! That will really wake up your taste buds.
Easy Keto Ground Beef Recipe
If you are allergic to peanuts or don’t want to add the extra carbs to your recipe, you can leave them out. I think the roasted peanuts makes this dish taste like Pad Thai, but they are optional.
The Kung Pao ground beef will still taste incredibly delicious without the peanuts.
Keto Kung Pao Ground Beef Recipe
Here’s the list of ingredients that you’ll need to make this super-tasty keto Kung Pao ground beef recipe. The exact measurements and instructions are located in the printable recipe card just a little bit further below.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
Net Carbs: 6 net carbs per serving
Small red bell pepper
Small green bell pepper
Red pepper flakes (optional)
For the sauce:
Swerve brown sugar substitute
Place the ground beef, bell peppers and onions into a skillet over medium high heat. Saute until the meat is cooked through, and the vegetables have softened.
Drain any excess fat.
Stir together the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl, and pour over the mixture in the skillet, reducing the heat to medium.
Simmer until most of the liquid is absorbed.
Serve garnished with green onions and roasted peanuts.
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Keto Kung Pao Ground Beef
- 1 small Red Bell Pepper chopped
- 1 small Green Bell Pepper chopped
- 1/2 Onion chopped
- 1/4 cup Green Onions sliced
- 1 pound Ground Beef
- 2 tsp Minced Garlic
- 1/4 cup Roasted Peanuts
- Red Pepper Flakes optional
Kung Pao Sauce
- 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
- 1 tbsp Rice Vinegar
- 1 tsp Sesame Oil
- 2 tbsp Water
- 1 tsp Ginger Paste
- 1 tbsp Swerve Brown Sugar Substitute
- Place the ground beef, bell peppers and onions into a skillet over medium high heat. Saute until the meat is cooked through, and the vegetables have softened.
- Drain any excess fat.
- Stir together the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl, and pour over the mixture in the skillet, reducing the heat to medium.
- Simmer until most of the liquid is absorbed.
- Serve garnished with green onions and roasted peanuts.
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