If you’re a meat-eater, steak has got to be at the top of your list of favorite foods to dig into. Unfortunately, when you go on a restrictive diet like keto, some of those comfort foods you look forward to are off limits. Lucky for you, steak is still your friend.
In case you need a refresher, the ketogenic diet entails getting roughly 80% of your calories from fat, and slashing carbs to fewer than 50 grams per day. Steak on its own is pretty keto-friendly; where you can get into trouble and tip your carb intake overboard is with the typical sides, like mashed potatoes or fries. With that in mind, here are some tasty steak recipes that won't mess up your keto diet. Get ready—you're going to want to make these tonight.
These tender little bites of steak by All Day I Dream About Food are absolutely delicious and help keep portion control in check. This blogger plays around with spices like garlic ginger, and red pepper flakes, and whips up a creamy garlic butter sauce to add fat and flavor. Each serving has 16.9 grams of fat, 23.1 grams of protein, and only 2.4 grams of net carbs.
This steak recipe by I Breathe I’m Hungry is a great grilled recipe to eat with a side of veggies or sliced on top of a salad. It comes with a chimichurri sauce that’s made up of lemon zest, garlic, parsley, oregano, and some red wine vinegar, to add tanginess to complement the meat. It’s ready in 30 minutes and has no carbs per serving, along with 23 grams of fat.
This keto steak recipe by Cast Iron Keto is so simple but so, so good. The best part? It’s ready in 20 minutes and has 34 grams of fat and only 0.9 grams of net carbs. Pair sides wisely to increase the macronutrient to the levels of fats you desire. For instance, try adding a butter sauce or pairing with a side of creamy mushrooms, a thick keto soup, or creamy mashed cauliflower rice.
Calphalon Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet, 12-inch:
This omelet by Ruled.me is protein-packed thanks to shaved ribeye steak, provolone cheese, and of course, the eggs, making it a great way to start your morning on a high note and to stay full until your next meal. Each serving has only 4.05 grams of net carbs and 32.59 grams of fat, so it’s an easy and delicious keto-friendly breakfast to make on a busy morning. Fold the omelet as a sandwich to take it on your commute!
Don’t fear—you can still enjoy Mexican food (sorry, no margaritas) when you’re on keto with these tasty steak tortillas by Hey Keto Mama. Each mini tortilla has only 1 gram of net carbs, so it won’t take you out of ketosis and your daily carb count. Feel free to add in more steak, cheese, or avocado to add fats, or eat a few mini tortillas at once, while still remaining in your carb limitation.
These sexy nachos by The Castaway Kitchen are Whole30 and keto compliant—and they don’t compromise on taste one bit. They offer crunchiness, savory flavors, and lots and lots of meat and sauce for thickness to fill you up. Add an avocado crema to boost the fat count and provide creaminess to round out the plate. Each serving has 24 grams of fat and 7 grams of net carbs.