I am going to share with you one of my favorite low-carb, keto-friendly recipes. No, it’s not a keto dessert, but it’s full of flavor, it is easy and it is healthy.
Let me introduce you to the Keto French Onion Steak. This recipe is all about protein, a good energy source to make you feel empowered and ready to take life by the horns.
- How to make Keto French Onion Steak
- Pro Tips, Helpful Links and Recipe Time Savers
- Try the Recipe, and dive in!
How to make this Keto French Onion Steak
This is an easy recipe that only takes about 30 minutes. Get your ingredients ready and set a large skillet over the stove, at medium heat.
Pour 1 tbsp coconut oil and 1 tbsp butter on your skillet and add the onions, stirring until they look translucent. Once done, add ½ the broth and one to two teaspoons of vinegar and keep cooking until all liquid is absorbed.
Do you know onions have antibiotic properties? Not only that, even when they are a “root,” it’s carbohydrate content is low, which makes them an excellent option for Keto recipes.
On a plate, season your steaks with salt and pepper and any other herb you might feel inclined to use. Herbs are all ok for keto diets, so do not limit yourself. I absolutely love pink Himalayan salt and freshly ground 4 or 5 blend peppercorns.
Next step is to remove the onions from the skillet and add the rest of your coconut oil and butter. Although keto recipes allow all types of fat for cooking, coconut oil could be one of your best choices, since it helps raise “good” cholesterol levels. Cook your steaks for about 4 minutes on each side and place the onions back in. Doing this will prevent the onions from overcooking or browning too much.
Add and stir the arrowroot powder. Arrowroot powder is a gluten-free substitute for cornstarch that can be used in all your baking, frying and roasting keto recipes. You can even try it in your keto desserts! Wait until the arrowroot power has done its thickening part and the liquid has been reduced to a thick gravy and add a mozzarella slice to each steak.
In keto diets, as in any other, using organic cheese is better. Although if you do not have that option, any cheese with lots of fat will do. Cheese is low carbohydrate and high in fat, and it contains conjugated linoleic acid, known for its fat loss properties and improving body composition. This means that you will see an improvement in your muscle mass and strength.
Has the mozzarella cheese melted already? If not, you can try flipping the steak for better and faster results. You can also try bel paese or provolone cheese.
Now get a beautiful plate out of your cover and sit down to enjoy this favorite keto recipe of mine. After you taste it, you will see why it’s on my top ten keto steak recipes!
Pro-Tips for making French Onion Steak
If you are dying to try this recipe, but there is no coconut oil in your pantry, you can use any of the following substitutes. They might not have the same properties, but their flavor is still delicious, and they have properties of their own!
For example, avocado oil, which benefits the cardiovascular system and has anti-inflammatory benefits. Or almond oil, with vitamin E, to keep your skin looking healthy and young.
Hemp seed oil
Grapeseed oil or
Good steak makes this recipe shine. Whenever possible try to buy free range organic steak or at least opt for the good steak on weekends, birthdays, or holidays. Make sure you pat each steak dry before cooking in your skillet. This ensures they brown evenly creating that blissful crust that packs a ton of flavor.
Large Skillet, mine is pretty basic but works for me. The important part is to make sure you use a large skillet. This helps avoid over crowding the pan and searing the meat.
Try this Keto French Onion Steak Recipe
This is a great time to add this to your keto recipe book, don’t you think? Plus it’s fun to save on Pinterest or share with your friends on social media looking for similar recipes.
- Place half of coconut oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add onions and saute for 3-4 minutes until translucent, then add 1/2 cup broth and the vinegar.
- Continue cooking for about 10 minutes until onions absorb all liquid.
- Meanwhile, season the steaks with salt, pepper and optional herbs de Provence.
- Remove onions from skillet and add remaining oil and butter.
- Cook steaks for 4 minutes per side, until well browned. Add the onions back to the pan.
- Stir arrowroot powder into remaining broth and add to pan.
- Continue cooking until the liquid is reduced by half and turns into a thick gravy.
- Add one slice of mozzarella cheese (or 1/4 cup shredded) to each steak. (If it doesn't melt easily, place a lid on the skillet to assist.)
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