Are you following a low-carb /keto diet? If so, you’re probably focused on providing your body with high-quality protein instead of heaping carbs onto your plate. But, having the same old keto foods can get tiring. It’s time we change that!
Here’s a compilation of 22 oh-so-amazing keto ground beef recipes that are both delicious and nutritious. Give them a try, and you’ll find yourself gravitating towards these irresistible dishes whenever you have ground beef.
1. Burger in a Bowl
These burger bowls come together in just 15 minutes and have all the savory flavors of a traditional burger — without the added carbs! You can plate the ground beef with red onions, cheddar cheese, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and avocado. Then, serve it with a drizzle of irresistible burger sauce to enjoy mouthwatering flavors in every mouthful.
2. Cheesy Ground Beef Taco Skillet (Keto, Low-Carb)
You can put this simple yet delicious taco skillet on the dinner table in 30 minutes! Talk about convenience! It’s made with just nine ingredients and is highly adaptable. And when topped with sour cream, avocado, pico de gallo, and other taco toppings, it tastes absolutely amazing. You can also serve it over a bed of cauliflower rice to round up your meal.
3. Creamy Taco Soup (Low Carb/Keto)
This creamy taco soup is a treat for your senses. Make it with ground beef, creamy cheese, spices, and veggies, then serve it topped with fresh avocado and lime juice to enjoy warm, spicy, and zesty flavors in every mouthful — perfect for chilly days! Made extras? Store it in an airtight container in the fridge. It will easily last four days!
4. Easy Beef Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats (Keto Low-Carb)
Healthy and super tasty, this quick and easy zucchini boat recipe is perfect for whipping up on Taco nights. It comes together in just three simple steps. First, cook ground beef with onion, garlic, taco seasoning, and cheese. Then, stuff the mixture into zucchini halves and bake until they soften. And finally, top with keto-friendly fixings to serve.
5. Easy 30-Minute Keto Ground Beef Stir Fry
Bring out a platter of this flavorsome stir-fry and watch it get scarfed down within minutes! You can use your choice of veggies with the ground beef and flavor it with a mouthwatering sauce made with chili-garlic sauce, fish sauce, aromatics, sesame seeds, vinegar, and sweetener. Garnish it with some scallion and fresh lime wedges to serve.
6. Ground Beef Bulgogi | Easy, Keto, Low-Carb
This 20-minute recipe is perfect for those evenings when all you want to do is plop on the sofa with a hot and tasty meal after a long day. It’s healthy, delicious, and easy to prepare with ground beef, green onions, and seasonings. Serve it with veggies and a soft-boiled egg over a bed of cauliflower rice for a filling meal.
7. Keto Beef and Broccoli
This one-pot meal is so scrumptious that you’ll reach for extra servings even after you’ve had your fill! To prepare, cook ground beef and broccoli with soy sauce, seasonings, sesame oil, and aromatics for a flavor boost. You can also add whatever veggies you want for extra nutrition. It’s highly customizable and comes together in just 10 minutes.
8. Keto Beef + Vegetable Noodle Stir Fry
This Asian-inspired stir-fry is the stuff of culinary dreams and yet easy enough that you can put it together in just 20 minutes! Prepare this keto-friendly meal by tossing ground beef, veggies, and hearts of palm noodles with a delectable garlic-infused stir-fry sauce, then serve it garnished with sliced green onions. You can also substitute some ingredients to adapt them to your taste and diet preferences.
9. Keto Bolognese
Saucy, creamy, and delicious — this keto bolognese recipe checks all the right boxes. It’s made with meat, wine, cream, and an assortment of spices. Serve it over zucchini noodles, sliced veggies, or a bowl of keto-friendly pasta topped with fresh herbs and grated Parmesan for an incredibly satisfying meal.
10. Keto Burger — In-N-Out Style
This recipe is a keto-friendly recreation of the legendary double-double cheeseburger from In-N-Out, so you know it’s going to be good! The layers of delicious ground beef burger patties, cheese, onions, and pickles are complemented with a yummy fry sauce. Serve it on a keto-friendly bun for an authentic burger experience.
11. Keto Cheeseburger Soup
This cheeseburger soup is brimming with delicious flavors that’ll be a hit with both kids and adults. It is made with traditional cheeseburger soup ingredients but uses cauliflower rice and shredded cheese instead of potatoes and Velveeta cheese to make it keto-friendly. You can also add cream cheese and xanthan gum to thicken its consistency.
12. Keto Chili
This recipe allows you to adapt the carb-heavy chili to your dietary requirements. That gives it five stars in our keto cookbook! It uses low-carb ingredients like ground beef and bell peppers but still produces a dish with classic chili flavors. Plus, you can alter the amount of seasonings used to give it a nice kick in the flavor department.
13. Keto Cuban Picadillo
Made with ground beef, beef stock, veggies, and a whole bunch of wonderfully-tasting spices, this Cuban-style picadillo produces an irresistible crowd-pleaser. It’s perfect for serving at potlucks and family dinners. For a keto-friendly meal, you can swap rice and beans (typically served with picadillo) in favor of cauliflower rice.
14. Keto Empanadas
Fill fathead dough with savory beef filling to enjoy a low-carb dish that tastes remarkably similar to authentic, carb-heavy empanadas! Serve with your favorite dipping sauces or a refreshing cucumber salad. You can also make a large batch over the weekend to enjoy later as it keeps well in the fridge.
15. Keto Meatloaf
This glazed meatloaf is keto-friendly and gluten-free. You’ll need ground beef, cheese, milk, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, eggs, and meatloaf seasoning. Top it off with an incredible meatloaf glaze and a generous helping of cheddar cheese before baking. This recipe produces a dish that’s unbelievably moist and perfectly delicious.
16. Keto Mexican Ground Beef Casserole
This Mexican-style ground beef casserole tastes as dreamy as it looks. It is loaded with nutritious veggies, cheese, and protein-rich ground beef and seasoned with all the yummy taco flavors we love. You can serve it topped with sour cream, fresh cilantro, jalapeños, or guacamole for an incredible meal.
17. Keto Swedish Meatballs
This Swedish meatball recipe is so delicious you’ll want to make it every week! The one-pan meal calls for smothering juicy and delicious ground beef meatballs with a creamy pan gravy sauce made with beef stock and heavy cream. You can serve these hearty meatballs with mashed cauliflower or zucchini noodles for a complete meal.
18. Keto Taco Bowl
Ready in just 10 minutes, this healthy keto taco bowl makes no sacrifices in the flavor department. To make this low-carb meal, you’ll need taco-seasoned ground beef, your choice of veggies, fresh greens, cheese, and a handful of herbs and spices. It’s also incredibly versatile — you can garnish these taco bowls with any of your favorite toppings to enjoy!
19. Keto Taco Salad Bowl with Mexican Ground Beef
This recipe will quickly become a favorite with your family. The salad is made with essential taco ingredients and served with a garnish of your favorite toppings. The highlight, however, is the structured edible cheese bowl in which you’ll serve this meal! You can also pair it with a side of warm taco soup for extra nourishment.
20. Low Carb Beef Stroganoff
This hearty and creamy keto-friendly recipe combines ground beef, mushrooms, and veggies with sour cream, butter, aromatics, Dijon mustard, and Worcestershire sauce to produce a hearty, comforting meal everyone at your dinner table will love. Serve it over buttery zucchini noodles to wrap up your meal on a filling note!
21. Low Carb Keto Meatballs
This dish comes together in under 30 minutes and has minimal ingredients, producing an easy but delicious meal. The ground beef is flavored with a handful of aromatic spices and is combined with an egg, almond meal, and Parmesan cheese to give the meatballs more structure. Once baked, enjoy the meatballs with your favorite sauces, or serve them with Brussels sprouts, broccoli salad, cornbread, or stuffed mushrooms.
22. Unstuffed Cabbage Ground Beef Low Carb Dinner
This keto-friendly recipe is not only tasty but also rich in protein and fiber, pacing a powerful nutrition punch. The ground beef is browned and cooked with a bunch of veggies, herbs, and seasonings. The shredded cheese is added as a final step and allowed to melt before serving this creamy, delicious meal. It also keeps well in the fridge, so you can prepare a big batch to indulge in on busy weeknights.