Ground beef is economical, easy to cook, and totally keto-friendly! This list of mouthwatering Keto Ground Beef Recipes will keep the whole family satisfied.
Ground beef is one of my go-to, and I firmly believe you should always have at least a few pounds of it socked away in your freezer. And if you’re like me, you stock up every time you see a sale.
But sometimes you get stuck in a rut, wondering what to make with it. Shake it up a little with this wonderful collection of keto ground beef recipes. From soups to casseroles to meatballs, there’s something for everyone!
Ground beef contains plenty of protein, some fat, and has no carbs, making it an ideal ingredient for keto recipes. It’s also a nutritional powerhouse, and has a wide array of vital nutrients such as iron, B vitamins, magnesium and potassium.
Ground beef can come from a variety of cuts and with differing ratios of fat to protein. Ground chuck is often the most popular as it’s tender and juicy, and has 80% protein and 20% fat. It’s an excellent choice for those who want more fat in their keto diet. If you prefer less, choose 85/15 ground beef.
You can but you certainly don’t have to. Again, it depends on the macros you are aiming for on your keto diet. Many people
Ground beef is ideal for keto diets
Ground beef has many advantages when it comes to keto dinners. It’s easy to cook, easy to store, and you can get creative with seasonings, additions, and cooking methods. It does well on the stovetop, in the oven, and in the slow cooker or Instant Pot too.
It really is a nutritional powerhouse. Ground beef offers essential proteins and fats, and contains a wide array of vital nutrients such as iron, B vitamins, magnesium and potassium. It’s rich and satisfying, and almost everyone likes it, including those picky kids.
It also tends to be inexpensive compared to other cuts of beef, so it fits almost every household budget. And when you do stock up, it can last for months in the freezer.
20 Delicious Recipes for Ground Beef
Need a little beefy inspiration? Check out these mouthwatering keto recipes that have ground beef as the main ingredient!
1. Easy Taco Pie
I have been making this taco pie since 2014. It’s one of those things I threw together one day for my hungry family and it became an instant hit. And here we are, years later, and I am still making it exactly the same way.
2. Slow Cooker Keto Meatloaf
Have you ever made keto meatloaf in a slow cooker? Trust me, once you try it, you may never make it any other way again. It’s so tender and juicy, it almost melts in your mouth.
3. Keto Meatballs
Let me just tell you that these are hands down the best keto meatballs I have ever made. And I’ve made a lot of meatballs in my day!
4. Keto Stuffed Peppers
Stuffed peppers are really kind of brilliant, when you think about it. The hollow interior of a pepper is the perfect vessel for containing any number of wonderful fillings
5. Zucchini Lasagna
Trust me when I say that you need to add this zucchini lasagna to your list of favorite keto dinner recipes as soon as humanly possible. It’s so delicious, so rich and hearty, you won’t miss the pasta at all.
6. Mexican Cauliflower Rice
This Mexican Cauliflower Rice has been one of my most popular keto dinner recipes for many years now. Even people who swear up, down, and sideways that they don’t like cauliflower enjoy this easy and skillet meal. That includes my own children!
7. Keto Italian Wedding Soup
You know that damp cold that chills you to the bone? The temperature might not even be that low, but the dreary, drizzly cold just moves right through you. That’s the kind of weather that screams for this Keto Italian Wedding Soup!
8. Mini Pepper Nachos
Life is too busy to slave away at the stove every evening. You need easy healthy meals and I do too. That’s where the idea for these fun and healthy keto nachos came in.
9. Stuffed Pepper Skillet
This easy skillet meal takes only about 30 minutes, start to finish. And by replacing the standard rice with riced cauliflower, you’ve turned it into something healthy, hearty, and delicious.
10. Keto Meatball Casserole
This easy keto meatball casserole takes only four ingredients that get layered together in a slow cooker. But the quality of your ingredients matters.
11. Keto Korean Beef
You need to drop whatever you’re doing right now and put this keto Korean beef on your menu. And then you need to check your cupboard and make sure you have all the necessary ingredients.
12. Mini Taco Bites
Mini Magic Taco Muffins! These were so popular among both the kids and the adults at a party, I got multiple requests for the recipe. And they’re so easy to make!
13. Keto Tamale Pie
This easy keto tamale pie is a wonderful dinner recipe with all the great flavors of real tamales. You won’t miss the corn, I promise! And I’ve given it a little update so now it’s even meatier and lower in carbs.
14. Keto French Onion Meatloaf
This is a relatively simple keto meatloaf to make and the most time-consuming part is caramelizing the onions. That’s always a slow process but worth it every time. After that, the rest comes together very quickly.
15. Mexican Wedge Salad
This creative wedge salad like the perfect marriage of two delicious keto salad recipes. And trust me, this was met with approval by the whole family.
16. Cheddar Jalapeno Meatballs
There is just so much flavor packed into each meatballs, with a little heat from the jalapeno and a rich cheddar flavor.
17. Keto Cheeseburger Casserole
It’s a whole meal in a single pan and it appeals to kids and adults alike. And it got my kids to willingly eat spaghetti squash, which can’t be said about most recipes.
18. Keto Lasagna Skillet
If you’re looking for an easy weeknight meal that has all the flavors of a proper lasagna, THIS is your recipe, my friends.
19. Keto Chili Mac
Oh the weather outside is frightful, but this keto chili mac is so delightful.
20. Keto Shepherd’s Pie
Okay, so technically Shepherd’s Pie is made with lamb. But you can make it with ground beef too, and now you have Cottage Pie!