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Low Carb Satay Beef Meal Prep





With a creamy Thai peanut sauce that serves as both a marinade and dipping sauce, this satay beef meal prep recipe is not short on flavor! Serve it up with cauliflower rice and green beans for a delicious low carb lunch option.


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I just cannot resist Thai-style peanut sauce- whether it’s on satay chicken salad or on spicy peanut noodles, it adds such a deliciously creamy texture, and a ton of flavor!

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These satay beef bowls are another great way to use a peanut sauce- this time, we divide the sauce in half, using it as a marinade and as a dipping sauce to serve.


This is definitely a lunch you’ll look forward to!

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Reasons you’ll ♡ this recipe

  • the peanut sauce infuses a ton of flavor to the beef as a marinade, and is perfect served as a dipping sauce
  • it’s filling and totally satisfying, yet low in carbs
  • you can serve it as a low carb dinner, or portion out for meal prep lunches for the week

Ingredient notes

  • beef- for this recipe, we are using flank steak. It’s important to cut flank steak across the grain for tender results (see how to do it here). You also want to be careful to not overcook the flank steak.
  • coconut milk- opt for full fat coconut milk for a creamy and thick sauce.
  • peanut butter- make sure to use all natural nut butter- the only ingredient should be nuts (and maybe salt). You may swap peanut butter for almond butter.
  • monk fruit sweetener- this is a low carb sweetener that helps to balance out the saltiness of the soy sauce. The recipe calls for granulated monk fruit; if using powdered or liquid, start by adding 1/2 the volume, then taste and decide if you want to add more.
  • Thai red curry paste- I use Thai kitchen or Cock brand red curry paste; you should be able to find it in the international foods section of your grocery store.

Step by step directions

low carb satay sauce in a mason jar

1. Prepare sauce- in a jar, shake together the coconut milk, peanut butter, lime juice, soy sauce, monk fruit sweetener, red curry paste and ground ginger. It might take several minutes of shaking to get everything completely dissolved.

low carb beef satay marinating

2. Marinate- Pour half of the peanut sauce over the sliced flank steak in a bowl. Toss to coat, then marinate for 30 minutes.

Divide the remaining peanut sauce between four condiment containers.

3. Cook- Using an indoor grill, cook the beef: Working in batches, cook the strips of beef for 2-3 minutes, until cooked through. You can also cook on an outdoor grill and may wish to use a grilling plate or skewer the beef.

four low carb satay beef meal prep containers

4. Portion- Portion the beef out in four 3 cup meal prep containers with 1 cup of cauliflower rice (cooked al dente) and 2 oz green beans (sautéed until bright green).

5. Store + reheat- Store the satay beef bowls in the fridge for up to 4 days. To reheat, remove the satay sauce, then heat in the microwave until steaming hot. Drizzle with the sauce, or use as a dip. Enjoy!

low carb meal prep lunch close up of beef

FAQ

Can I make this with chicken?

Absolutely! I would recommend boneless skinless chicken thighs as they are easy to grill (and not overcook), but you could use chicken breasts as well.

Can I add some extra flavor to the cauliflower rice?

You sure could, although I found the satay sauce added so much flavor to the cauliflower rice. Here’s a post with 7 Cauliflower Rice Recipes!

How long do these meal prep bowls last for?

These are safe to store in the fridge for up to 4 days. I haven’t tried freezing them and worry that they cauliflower rice would get mushy. You could freeze the beef in the marinade, and you could *probably* also freeze the cooked beef & sauce, but I have not tested.

What if I want a spicy beef satay?

I’d recommend adding some red pepper flakes or low carb hot sauce.


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overhead shot of satay beef with green beans in four glass meal prep containers

Print Recipe

Low Carb Satay Beef Meal Prep Bowls

Course: Lunch

Cuisine: Thai

Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free

Calories: 333kcal

Servings: 4

With a creamy Thai peanut sauce that serves as both a marinade and dipping sauce, this satay beef meal prep recipe is not short on flavor! Serve it up with cauliflower rice and green beans for a delicious low carb lunch option.

Prep Time30 mins

Cook Time15 mins

Total Time45 mins

Instructions

  • Prepare sauce- in a jar, shake together the coconut milk, peanut butter, lime juice, soy sauce, monk fruit sweetener, red curry paste and ground ginger. It might take several minutes of shaking to get everything completely dissolved.

  • Marinate- Pour half of the peanut sauce over the sliced flank steak in a bowl. Toss to coat, then marinate for 30 minutes.Divide the remaining peanut sauce between four condiment containers.
  • Cook- Using an indoor grill, cook the beef: Working in batches, cook the strips of beef for 2-3 minutes, until cooked through. You can also cook on an outdoor grill and may wish to use a grilling plate or skewer the beef.

  • Cauliflower rice– heat oil over medium heat in a non-stick skillet. Add the riced cauliflower, season with salt & pepper, and cook for 5 minutes, or until cooked to your liking. Divide up between four 3 cup meal prep containers.

  • Green beans- Add another tablespoon of oil to the pan and cook the green beans for 5 minutes, until bright green and slightly softened. Divide amongst the meal prep containers.

  • Divide- Portion the beef out into 4 three cup meal prep containers with 1 cup of cauliflower rice and 2 oz green beans.

  • Store- Refrigerate for up to 4 days.

  • Reheat- Remove satay sauce from bowls, then heat in the microwave until steaming hot. Either pour the satay sauce over everything, or use as a dip.

Notes

1- you may swap for boneless skinless chicken thighs; should cook in around 5 minutes on an indoor grill or 5 min/ side on an outdoor grill
2- I used granulated monk fruit sweetener, if you are using powdered or liquid, start with 1/2 and taste. You can also swap for 1 tablespoon brown sugar or maple syrup if you are not low carb.
3- I recommend Thai Kitchen or Cock brand Thai curry paste; green curry paste will also work great in this recipe

Nutrition

Serving: 1lunch bowl | Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 345mg | Potassium: 753mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g






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