This keto pan fried steak with spinach and sun dried tomatoes is an easy and tasty low carb dinner that will make you feel like you were in a restaurant! Each serving has only 1.9g net carbs! This post is sponsored by the Certified Angus Beef ® brand in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own. #Steakholder #BestAngusBeef
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Recently my hubby made chicken cacciatore which was delicious. He had a little Italian gremolata on top with parley, lemon and garlic which really added to the dish. So with that in mind I came up with this keto pan fried steak with spinach and sun dried tomatoes dish. I love the topping on this steak and can eat it by it’s self and with a good piece of beef it’s even better. Best of all this is really low carb with only 1.9g net carbs!
Spinach & sun dried tomato topping ingredients
There is more than just spinach and sun dried tomatoes in this recipe. I used fresh basil, garlic and crumbled goat cheese as well. The combination of these items is absolutely delicious to me. I used a sun dried tomato bruschetta which is a Delallo brand. It’s just chopped up sun dried tomatoes in olive oil and I bought it because it was low in carbs and already chopped!
making the tasty steak topping
This is very easy to do. You start with a little olive oil and diced garlic in a saute pan. Once the garlic is fragrant you can add in the tomatoes and basil. Mix well and then start adding in the chopped spinach. As soon as it starts to shrink up add more until you have all the spinach in there. I don’t like to cook it down too much so once it’s wilted take it off the stove and fold in the goat cheese. That’s it!
You can add a little of this spinach on your plate and lay the steak on top or place it on top of your steak when it’s done. It also make a delicious side dish on it’s own or mix with rice or pasta if you don’t care about carbs.
How I make a pan fried steak
I love to use a cast iron skillet for steak because I like to get that nice sear on the outside. Here’s how I make a delicious pan fried steak.
- Sprinkle salt and pepper all over the steaks while the skillet is heating up.
- Add butter to the skillet and when it starts to sizzle add your steak.
- Don’t turn them for about 3 minutes, then flip and cook the other side for about 2-5 minutes depending if you want it rare, medium, etc. This also depends on the thickness of the steak. Mine was on the thinner side and I wanted a medium cooked steak.
- Baste with the butter while the steak is cooking.
- Let set for a few minutes after you take them out of the pan.
If you really want a delicious steak try the sous vide method which cooks the steak evenly in a controlled water bath and then you quickly sear it at the end! I made a delicious filet this way. I was in a hurry today and this meal took less than 20 minutes.
Best kind of steak to pan fry
I like to use the best kind of meat especially when it’s the star of the meal like this pan fried steak. Therefore I use Certified Angus Beef ® and I usually buy it at Giant Eagle because they have a large selection.
The steak I chose today was a semi-boneless strip steak but I have also pan fried filets and sirloin steaks. If you check out the Certified Angus Beef ® website, they have not only all of the cuts of beef you can saute here, but they also have short how-to videos that are very helpful for you to best prepare the beef.
Start to finish this low carb recipe takes about 20 minutes and tastes like a restaurant quality meal. It’s very low carbs and each serving (this recipe made 3 servings) is:
516 cals / 40.4g fat / 3.5g carbs / 1.6g fiber / 36.7g protein = 1.9g net carbs
Keto Pan Fried Steak with Spinach & Sun Dried Tomatoes
This keto pan fried steak with spinach and sun dried tomatoes is an easy and tasty low carb dinner that will make you feel like you were in a restaurant! Each serving has only 1.9g net carbs!
- 3 strip steaks (I used semi boneless strip steaks)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoons oil
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
- 4 basil leaves, chopped
- 4 cups spinach, chopped
- 2 tablespoons goat cheese, crumbled
3-5 minutes each side steak
saute garlic, tomatoes, basil for 1 minutes and then add the spinach and turn off. Fold in cheese. 3 servings
Heat up a cast iron skillet to medium heat. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of the steak.
Add butter to the skillet and when it starts to sizzle place your steak into the pan. Let it stay there for about 3 minutes and then flip and cook for 2-5 minutes depending how cooked you want your steak. Baste the steak with the melt butter while it's cooking.
In the meantime, get another skillet going with olive oil and garlic. Once the garlic is fragrant, add in the tomatoes and basil and cook for 1 minute.
Then start adding in the spinach until it starts to shrink and then add some more. Once all the spinach is all in the pan and wilted take off of the stove.
Fold in the goat cheese and wait for the steak to be done. Place some fo the spinach mixture on the plate and then place the steak on top. Add more spinach to the top if you wish.
You can also serve the spinach as a side dish as it is. If you don't care about carbs it would be great mixed with rice or pasta too.
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