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Easy Diabetic-Friendly Low Carb Beef Schnitzel recipe

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This easy Diabetic-Friendly Low Carb Beef schnitzel is a great way to use budget-wise cuts of meat without sacrificing flavour. This is fantastic served with some fresh steamed Brussels sprouts, our classic dipping sauce and topped off with one of our diabetic-friendly desserts.

low carb beef schnitzel
Low Carb Beef Schnitzel Recipe

The ingredients that we use in this recipe can be found in our diabetic-friendly pantry The cut of meat that we used was a thin-blade steak and minute steaks but you can use a skirt steak, shoulder steak or any cut of beef that can be cut thin and tenderized.

Schnitzel is a term used to describe a thin cut of meat that is tenderized, breaded and fried. It can be made from beef, pork, chicken or veal.

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If you do not have Keto crumbs, they can easily be replaced with pork rind crumbs.

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Diabetic-Friendly Low Carb Beef Schnitzel Recipe

easy diabetic low carb beef schnitzel

Diabetic-Friendly Low Carb Beef Schnitzel

Easy to make diabetic-friendly Low Carb Beef Schnitzel recipe.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: German
Keyword: beef schnitzel
Servings: 4
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  • 1.5 lb very lean beef steaks or lean minute steaks – total weight 1.5 lb (blade steak or top steak) cut into 4 steaks

Dry dredging mix

  • 3 tbsp Panko bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsp Kiss Me keto crumbs
  • 3 tbsp Almond Flour
  • 1 tsp garlic plus seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp onion salt
  • pinch table salt

Wet dredging mix

  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise

For Frying

  • 1/3 cup canola oil.


  • In a dredging bowl, whisk the egg and mayonnaise together and set aside.
  • In another dredging bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients.
  • Cover a cutting board with plastic wrap.
  • Place one steak on the cutting board and cover it with plastic wrap.
  • Use a meat tenderizer and pound until thin.
  • Repeat for the remaining three steaks.
  • Dredge each steak in the wet mixture, turning to cover both sides and then dredge in the dry mixture, covering both sides.
  • In a deep skillet, heat the oil until hot.
  • Add the breaded schnitzels to the hot oil.
  • Fry the schnitzels until golden brown on both sides. (about 3-4 minutes per side)
  • Remove from heat and serve immediately.

Preparing beef for our Low Carb Beef Schnitzel recipe

In some supermarkets, you can purchase an already thin tenderized steak or minute steaks. these are perfect for this recipe.

If you don’t have either of those available, choose the thinnest steak you can and tenderize it yourself.

How to tenderize Meat

Some people use a rolling pin, but I prefer to use a mallet tenderizer or a needle tenderizer.

Tenderizing meat breaks down the fibres in the meat, making it more tender and juicier. I like to tenderize the meat in many of my recipes, such as my chicken strips and my pork tenderloin medallions recipes. There are several different styles of tenderizers available, mallets, needles, flat mallets, and rollers. Two of the most common are the mallet-style and the needle-style tenderizers.

To tenderize

Using a mallet-style tenderizer

  • Cover a small cutting board in plastic wrap.
  • lay the meat on top of the plastic wrap.
  • Cover the meat with a sheet of plastic wrap.
  • Using a mallet-style tenderizer, pound the meat until it is thin and you can see the indents in the meat.
  • turn the meat over once and pound the other side.
  • remove the plastic wrap and repeat with the remaining pieces of meat.

Using a needle-style tenderizer

  • Cover a cutting board with plastic wrap.
  • Place the piece of beef (or other meat) onto the wrap.
  • Using the needle-style tenderizer (following product instructions) pierce the meat repeatedly.
  • Repeat on all pieces of meat.

When purchasing a meat tenderizer, be sure that it is easy to wash and sterilize. Some cheaper models do not come apart and the needles retract into the frame. These are very hard to clean and you run the risk of meat particles and bacteria remaining on the tenderizer. The next time the tenderizer is used, it deposits the bacteria back onto the meat.

Serve our Low Carb Beef Schnitzel with this Classic Sugar-Free Dipping Sauce.

How to make Low Carb Beef Schnitzel

Tenderize the pieces of meat

In one dredging dish add the dry crumb mixture.

In a second dredging dish, add the wet dredging mixture.

Place a piece of tenderized meat into the wet dredging mixture, turning to cover both sides.

Remove the meat from the wet mixture, letting any liquid run off back into the dish.

Place meat into the dry dredging mixture, turning it over to make sure it is completely covered with crumbs


In a deep skillet, ( I love my deep cast iron skillet) add the oil and heat on high heat.

I use a splatter screen, this just reduces the amount of oil leaving the pan. It is optional, but I think that a good platter screen is an asset to every kitchen.

Once the oil is hot, using long-handled tongs, add the schnitzel and brown on both sides.

When thoroughly cooked, remove from pan and repeat with remaining pieces of schnitzel.

It does not take long for the meat to cook, as it is thin. three to four minutes per side should do it.

low carb beef schnitzel recipe for diabetics
Low Carb Beef Schnitzel for diabetics.

Nutritional information

Information for One Serving – The recipe makes 4 servings.

  • Calories – 500
  • Total fat – 30 gr
  • Saturated fat – 5.2 gr
  • Total carbs – 11 gr
  • Fibre – 1 gr
  • Nt Carbs – 10 gr
  • Protein – 39 gr
  • Sodium – 250 mg

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is automatically calculated using an online nutrition calculator. We encourage you to calculate nutrition data with your specific brand ingredients as nutritional information can vary between brands

We hope you enjoy this recipe for Low Carb Beef Schnitzel. Served with Brussell Sprouts, asparagus or green beans makes a perfect diabetic-friendly meal.

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