1. Food
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Low Carb Beef Curry

User Rating 5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


Making a few adjustments to Chinese Beef Curry makes a recipe that is low carb and low in calories without sacrificing flavor. Serves 3 - 4.


  • 1 lb flank steak
  • Marinade:
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt substitute
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar substitute
  • Other:
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 3/4 cup snow pea pods
  • 3 tablespoons curry powder
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons water, as needed to make a paste
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil


1. Cut the beef across the grain into thin strips approximately 1 1/2 inches long and 3/4 inch wide. Add the marinade ingredients, adding the cornstarch last. Marinate the beef for 25 - 30 minutes.

2. While the beef is marinating, prepare the sauce and vegetables. In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients and set aside. Peel and chop the onion.

3. Heat a non-stick skillet or wok over medium-high heat and add oil. When the oil is hot, add the beef, laying it flat in the pan. Sear the beef and then stir-fry briefly until it is cooked medium rare (pink inside). Remove the beef from the pan. Reduce the heat to medium.

4. Add the onion. Stir briefly, then sprinkle the curry powder on top. Add enough water to make a paste.

5. Add the snow peas and then the beef. Return the heat to medium-high. Add the sauce and bring it to a boil. Cook for about another 3 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning if desired. Serve hot over rice.

Nutritional Breakdown (based on 4 servings) Each serving contains: Calories 290, 7 g Carbohydrates, 25 g Protein, 17 g Total Fat (6 g Saturated Fat), 58 mg Cholesterol, 2 g Fibre, 550 mg Sodium, 1258 mg Potassium. A good source of potassium.
User Reviews

Reviews for this section have been closed.

 5 out of 5
Awesome, Member lowcarbarleen

We really loved it. Surprising because i have a man that hates curry and a picky teen. I used the guar gum also, sprinkling it in after the curry. I also didn't have enuf curry, which was ok, because it still tasted unique and they couldnt tell there was curry. But my son said to up the curry next time. To which my dh replied..noooooooo! Lol luv this recipe because u can win over the curry haters, or go all out for the fanatics. One last note, we had it over mashed turnips. Had to use something to grab all that rich dark fantastic sauce.

0 out of 0 people found this helpful.

See all 2 reviews

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.