5 Carb Flap Steak with Avocado & Pepper – Hearty & Quick

A lot of nights, especially after a good workout, I’m craving something hearty but I’m too tired to spend a bunch of time in the kitchen. Sometimes that’s hard with keto but this meal is just 5 net carbs, mostly from the peppers, and does the job nicely in under 20 minutes. Flap steaks are pretty inexpensive so this is a great value meal too. The steaks are quite thin so you can keep them in the freezer and thaw it on the counter easily.

Flap Steak with Avocado & Pepper
Yields 2 Servings
Quick, hearty and inexpensive steak with only 5 net carbs
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. 2 1/2lb Marinated Flap Steaks
  2. 2 Bell peppers
  3. Cilantro
  4. 1 Avocado
  5. High temp oil like peanut or refine soy
  1. Bring flap steaks to room temperature.
  2. Season both sides of each steak with salt and pepper.
  3. Slice bell peppers into rings.
  4. In very hot pan saute pepper rings. After peppers are blackened, about 5 min, add a small amount of water, season with cilantro, salt, pepper and cover. Cook until peppers are fork tender. About 6 min.
  5. Set peppers onto plates.
  6. Reuse pan, without cleaning. Bring to max heat and sear one side, then the other side of the steaks. 1-3 min per side. Check that middle of steak is 130F or higher to your preferred doneness.
  7. Place steak on peppers.
  8. Cube avocado, put avocado and cilatro on steak.
  1. The high temps that make this taste the best tend to make a lot of smoke.
  2. As always heating your plates in the oven is a good idea before placing hot food onto them and serving.

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