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Ginger Beef with Lime and Coconut

Warm, spicy ginger, lime, and coconut milk give this Ginger Beef recipe all kinds of zesty flavor! Serve it over rice with a side of vegetables for a complete meal everyone will love!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Marinating Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 17 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Beef, Gluten Free, Low Carb
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 730kcal


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger * grated
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar * or brown sugar substitute
  • 2 cloves garlic * minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1.5 pounds thin beef strips
  • sesame seeds * optional, for garnish
  • green onions * optional, sliced, for garnish


  • Whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, coconut milk, coconut aminos, sesame oil, ginger, brown sugar, garlic, chili powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Add the beef strips to a bowl or resealable plastic bag along with HALF of the marinade. Reserve the remaining marinade.
  • Allow to marinate, covered, in the refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours or up to overnight.
  • After the meat has marinated, heat a large skillet to medium-high.
  • Drain and discard the marinade from the beef strips. Add the beef to the hot skillet.
  • Cook, stirring frequently, until no longer pink in the center, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and top with reserved marinade, sesame seeds, and sliced green onions, as desired.


Tips and Techniques for the Best Ginger Beef

  • Buy pre-cut beef strips to save time. I find that store-bought strips are usually thinner and more evenly cut than I am able to do myself.
  • Fresh ginger and lime juice will give you the best flavor, by far.
  • To make this recipe low carb and keto-friendly, substitute a brown sugar substitute, like Swerve, for the brown sugar. Serve over cauliflower rice.
  • Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. Use within 3-5 days.
** Nutritional information is an estimate. It includes ALL of the marinade, in which a large portion will be discarded.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 730kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 64g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 553mg | Potassium: 591mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 4.2mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 5.1mg