Ground Beef Stir Fry

Ground beef stir fry

This is my go-to recipe from “500 Low Carb Recipes” by Dana Carpender when I have nothing planned for a meal. It is fast easy and relatively low carb.  

Yield: 3 servings, each with 19 grams of carbohydrates and 6 grams of fiber, for a total of 13 grams of usable carbs and 34 grams of protein.


  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1 or 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • Peanut Oil or other bland oil for stir-frying
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups frozen crosscut green beans, thawed, or 2 cups frozen brocolli
  • 1, medium onion sliced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger

  1. In a bowl, combine 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 4 1/2 teaspoons sherry, and the garlic.
  2. Add the ground beef and, with clean hands mix the flavorings into the meat.
  3. Heat 2 to 3 tablespoons oil in a wok or large, heavy skillet over high heat. Put the walnuts in the skillet and fry for a few minutes, until crispy. Drain and put aside.
  4. Pour the oil and fat out of the skillet, and put a few tablespoons of fresh oil. Heat it up over high heat, and add the green beans, onion and finger. Stir-fry until the vegetables are tender crisp.
  5. Add the beef back to the pan, and stir everything up. Stir in the remaining soy sauce and sherry, and another clove of crushed garlic if you like.
  6. Serve without rice for you and on top of rice for the carb-eaters in the family. Sprinkle the toasted walnuts on top of each serving, and pass the soy sauce at the table for those who like more

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