20 Keto Ground Beef Recipes to Keep You In Ketosis

keto recipes with ground beef

Being on a keto diet doesn’t mean busting your budget. Particularly when you use low-cost meat like ground beef.

Besides being carb-free, ground beef is an excellent source of protein. It also contains a number of B vitamins as well, which are important for brain health.

It’s a good source of iron, which you need to keep up your energy levels. So, eat up that ground beef!

Today, I’m sharing 20 Keto Recipes with Ground Beef. I also include the macros so you can keep track of them.

1. Stuffed Peppers Without Rice

Stuffed Peppers Without Rice

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I love hosting dinner parties, as I’m sure many of you do too. After all, what’s better than enjoying good company and good food?

But what do you make for dinner when you’re keto, and your guests aren’t? Make these stuffed peppers.

They’re pretty elegant and taste absolutely delicious. You have nicely browned, seasoned ground beef topped with ooey, gooey cheese in a chunky marinara sauce, all in fresh green bell peppers.

Your guests won’t believe they’re keto. Nor will they care.

The key to them being low carb is that instead of adding rice, you add cauliflower rice.

Besides being low in net carbs, cauliflower rice contains fewer calories. It is also rich in Vitamins C and K.

For extra convenience, you can simply use prepackaged rice, which you can get here.

But if you want to save money, you can simply make your own. Making it is pretty easy.

Just cut your cauliflower into pieces, and pulse in a food processor until rice-like. This food processor should do the trick.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 335
  • Fats: 24.4g
  • Protein: 18.9g
  • Net Carbs: 8.4g

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2. Low Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole

Low Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole

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Are you craving a bacon cheeseburger? Have this instead!

One medium bacon cheeseburger can contain almost 30 grams of net carbs. And delicious as it is, it’s not worth kicking you out of ketosis.

With this bacon cheeseburger casserole, you have all the taste of a bacon cheeseburger…without all the carbs. You have layers of ground beef, melted cheese, and crispy bacon. It can’t get much better than this.

Oh, yes, it does! The dill pickle chips add a nice blend of sweet and sour, beautifully rounding out the dish.

Like it spicy? Feel free to add some Pepper Jack cheese and even some jalapeno peppers.

To complete the cheeseburger experience, you’ll be adding ketchup. Just make sure that you use good no-added-sugar ketchup, or the carbs will add up.

Heinz No-Sugar-Added ketchup is a great option and you can get some right here.

This casserole is a meal in itself. But if you like, you can serve it with a side green salad or other keto salads.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 336
  • Fats: 25g
  • Protein: 23g
  • Net Carbs: 3g

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3. Greek Inspired Grilled Ground Beef & Cauliflower Foil Packets

Cauliflower Foil Packets

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Ah…camping. You either love it or you hate it.

But we can all agree on one thing. Without good food, it’s just plain miserable.

These ground beef & cauliflower packets are a great addition to your camping trip.

They’re delicious and packed with Greek-inspired goodies like kalamata olives, feta cheese, bell peppers, onion, zucchini, and Greek spices.

Besides being delicious, they’re pretty nutritious too. Much healthier than your typical campfire fare of hot dogs and hamburgers.

For instance, one serving provides a whopping 6 grams of fiber. That’s almost 25% of your daily fiber needs.

It’s also packed with protein too, so it’s sure to keep you and the kiddos full. Double win.

What I love about these foil packets is that you can make them ahead of time and freeze them.

So, when you go on your camping trip, you can spend less time cooking and more time doing what really matters…spending time with your loved ones.

Check out more ketogenic freezer meals like that here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 413
  • Fats: 22g
  • Protein: 39g
  • Net Carbs: 9g

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4. Korean Ground Beef Bowl Recipe

Korean Ground Beef

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I’m a big fan of Korean food. I’m sure many of you are too. But let’s face it: Korean food tends to be packed with carbs.

That’s because a lot of the sauces contain sugar. And what’s a Korean meal without rice?

These Korean Ground Beef Bowls are sure to satisfy your cravings. It has that balance of sweet, spicy, savory and umami that you’re used to…but without all the carbs.

The secret to it being low carb is that you don’t use any sugar for the sauce. Instead, you just use coconut aminos.

Coconut aminos add umami and sweetness. And they’re a nice alternative to soy sauce because they contain 70% less sodium than regular soy sauce. If you’d like to give some a try, you can get some here.

Now, if you have more of a sweet tooth, you may prefer the sauce to be sweeter. To make it sweeter, all you need to do is add some powdered erythritol, which you can find here.

This dish is a meal in itself. But if you like, you can serve it with some sauteed green beans.

This is also just a nice keto dinner idea!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 513
  • Fats: 36g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Net Carbs: 9g

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5. Ground Beef & Cabbage Stir Fry

Cabbage Stir Fry

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Are you looking for a tasty way to add more veggies to your diet? This stir fry is a tasty option.

It’s bursting with flavor. The ginger and sriracha add heat, while the soy sauce adds a nice umami flavor.

And the crispiness and freshness of the sauteed coleslaw balance out the heartiness of the ground beef. It’s a party in your mouth.

What I love most about this dish is that it takes only 20 minutes to make. So, it’s great for those busy weeknight dinners.

Now it is hot, which may be a problem for the kiddos. So, to make it kid-friendly, you can just leave out the sriracha sauce.

Check out more keto dinners that can be made in under 30 minutes.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 420
  • Fats: 22g
  • Protein: 39g
  • Net Carbs: 6g

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6. Low Carb Mexican Zucchini & Beef Skillet

Low Carb Mexican Zucchini and Beef Skillet

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We all live busy lives, me included. So, the last thing you want to do after dinner is to wash a ton of pots and pans.

That’s where one-skillet dinners like this come in handy. They make cleanup a breeze.

This dinner is super flavorful. That’s because you use a ton of spices- 6 to be exact.

So, get out those measuring spoons! I like these ones here because they don’t rust or get stained.

You’ll also be using some Mexican style diced tomatoes with green chilis to give it that Mexican Flava. If you don’t have some, not to worry… you can just use salsa instead.

Making it is pretty easy. Just brown your ground beef along with some minced garlic, salt, and pepper.

Once your ground beef is brown, add your tomatoes and the rest of your spices. Then cover and simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.

Finally, add your zucchini and cover until the zucchini is done. Easy, peasy, ground beef dinner.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 315
  • Fats: 23g
  • Protein: 21g
  • Net Carbs: 3g

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7. Cheesy Ground Beef & Cauliflower Casserole

Cauliflower Casserole

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Casseroles are so tasty and so comforting. After all, who doesn’t love ooey, gooey cheese?

However, they’re often loaded with carbs. So, they’re a no-no if you’re on a low carb diet.

This casserole is creamy, cheesy, and so delicious. And it’s pretty nutritious.

That’s because you use spinach and cauliflower rice. So, it’s rich in vitamins A and C, which help boost your immune system.

Using cauliflower rice also cuts down on the carbs. In fact, one serving contains only 10 grams of net carbs.

What I like most about this dish is that it’s also freezer friendly. In fact, you can store it in your freezer for about 3 months.

Just make sure you store it in freezer-safe containers to prevent freezer burn. I recommend these containers here because they are sustainable that will leak into your food.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 553
  • Fats: 38g
  • Protein: 43g
  • Net Carbs: 10g

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8. Hearty Low Carb Chili

Low Carb Chili

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When it’s cold outside, you just want to sit by the fireplace. And chow down on some chili.

This chili is hearty, chunky, and packed with delicious flavors. The smoked sausage pairs well with the ground beef and gives the chili a nice smokey flavor.

Meanwhile, the green bell pepper, celery, and red onion add freshness and color.

Now, you’ll be making this chili on your stovetop. However, if you prefer a more hands-off approach, you can also prepare it in a crockpot too.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 390
  • Fats: 21.6g
  • Protein: 36g
  • Net Carbs: 8g

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9. Keto Beef Taquitos

Keto Beef Taquitos

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Everyone loves game day. It’s the perfect time to hang out with your friends and watch your favorite team win (hopefully).

It’s also the perfect time to have snacks- lots of them.

Now typical game-day fare includes something hot like chicken wings. But after a while, they can get kind of boring.

These keto beef taquitos are sure to spice up your game day. They’re cheesy, crispy, and loaded with nicely seasoned ground beef…your guests will want seconds.

As an added bonus, they only contain 1.2 grams of net carbs. So, you can have one (or two), and not feel guilty.

The key to them being low carb is that you use baked cheese as your tortilla.

To make your “tortilla”, just mix your cheeses together, and form balls out of your cheese mixture.

Next, put your cheese balls on some parchment-paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for about 8 minutes, until the edges are golden brown.

These are great for ketogenic meal prep!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 231
  • Fats: 17.8g
  • Protein: 16.4g
  • Net Carbs: 1.2g

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10. Keto Cheeseburger Soup

Keto Cheeseburger Soup

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Cheeseburger and soup? You had me at a cheeseburger.

This soup is cheesy, creamy, hearty, and just plain delicious. That’s because it’s loaded with tasty ingredients like ground beef, cheddar cheese, and cream cheese.

It even has cauliflower too. So, it’s a tasty way to eat your veggies.

Now, this soup is quite thick. That’s because you add xanthan gum.

Xanthan gum is a good low carb alternative to flour or corn starch. One tablespoon has zero grams of net carbs.

Compared to corn starch, which has 8 grams of net carbs per tablespoon. If you need to stock up on some, you can get some here.

To complete the cheeseburger experience, top with crumbled bacon pieces and pickles. Yum!

Check out more ketogenic soup recipes here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 439
  • Fats: 35g
  • Protein: 21g
  • Net Carbs: 5g

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11. Low Carb Cheesesteak Skillet

Low Carb Cheesesteak Skillet

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Can’t get enough ground beef and cheese? This dish is for you.

On the menu is some low carb cheesesteak. And it tastes A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.

You have nicely browned, seasoned ground beef and sauteed green, orange, and yellow bell peppers and mushrooms topped with melted cheese. Eating your veggies doesn’t get much better than this.

But the best thing of all? It only has 3.9 grams of net carbs.

So, you have all the taste of cheesesteak…minus the carbs.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 439
  • Fats: 27.7g
  • Protein: 37.9g
  • Net Carbs: 3.9g

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12. Keto Sloppy Joes

Keto Sloppy Joes

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Here’s another great sandwich idea. Keto Sloppy Joes!

These Sloppy Joes are chunky, meaty, and packed with flavor. Even picky kids will love them.

Making them is really easy. First of all, start by browning your ground beef in a skillet.

Then add steak seasoning, onions, and bell pepper. Cook until the meat is all brown and the veggies are soft.

Next, add Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, and tomato paste. Simmer for 20 minutes, then add salt to taste.

To make it a complete meal, serve with some 90-second bread. Yes, you’re right… It takes only 90 seconds to make this bread- and it’s low carb too.

To make the bread, just place all your ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl or ramekin. Microwave for 90 seconds, and voila- 90-second bread.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 404
  • Fats: 26g
  • Protein: 33g
  • Net Carbs: 8g

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13. Keto French Onion Meatloaf

French Onion Meatloaf

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Sunday dinner is the perfect time for family gatherings. And chowing down on some good old-fashioned comfort food.

And this Keto French onion meatloaf is the perfect dish. It’s moist, yummy, and packed with flavor.

The Gruyere cheese and fresh thyme leaves really fancy it up. This ain’t your momma’s meatloaf.

And the caramelized onions are the icing on top of the cake, ahem, meatloaf.

As an added bonus, this meatloaf doesn’t contain any breadcrumbs. So, it’s pretty low in net carbs.

To make it a complete meal, serve with some cauliflower mash.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 424
  • Fats: 28.6g
  • Protein: 33.9g
  • Net Carbs: 2.6g

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14. Baked Meatballs Parmesan

Baked Meatballs Parmesan

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When you’re on a keto diet, it can be challenging to cook a meal the entire family will love. So, to stay on track, you may end up cooking one meal for yourself and one for the rest of your family.

With these Baked Meatballs Parmesan, you don’t have to do that. It’s so good that your family will be asking for seconds.

You have juicy, delicious meatballs in marinara sauce. All topped with ooey, gooey mozzarella, and parmesan cheese.

To make these meatballs, you use a blend of meats: ground beef and ground pork. The ground pork adds an extra depth of flavor.

If you don’t eat pork, that’s not a problem. You can just use all beef or combine it with ground turkey or chicken…your meatballs will still taste delicious.

And what would meatballs be without pasta? To keep it keto, just serve with some zucchini noodles.

Check out more keto meals like this that are under 5g carbs!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 437
  • Fats: 33g
  • Protein: 29g
  • Net Carbs: 4g

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15. Ground Beef Stir Fry

Ground Beef Stir Fry

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Many of us have good intentions to eat more veggies. So, we end up buying fresh veggies… And then nothing.

More often then not, we forget about them, and they get rotten. So, we toss them in the garbage.

This ground beef stir fry is a great way to use up your veggies. The veggies are sauteed in beef fat, so they’re extra flavorful…it’s a pretty tasty way to eat your veggies.

For the stir fry, you’ll be using zucchini, broccoli, green cabbage, and carrots. However, any low carb veggies will work just fine.

This stir fry has some heat from the ginger. But if you like it spicier, feel free to add some hot sauce.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 220
  • Fats: 4.8g
  • Protein: 35.2g
  • Net Carbs: 5.8g

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16. Keto Salisbury Steak With Mushroom Gravy

Salisbury Steak With Mushroom Gravy

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Are you craving good old-fashioned comfort food? This is the dish for you.

You have moist, perfectly crusted Salisbury steak smothered in a creamy mushroom gravy. You’ll want to dig right in.

But the best part is that it only contains 5 grams of net carbs. So, you can feel good about eating it.

The key to it being low carb is that you don’t use breadcrumbs to bind your beef. Instead, you use almond flour.

Besides being low in net carbs, almond flour is an excellent source of Vitamin E. So, and it’s good for your skin. If you need to stock up on some, you can get some here.

And what would a good Salisbury Steak be without some mashed potatoes “ahem”, cauliflower? Here’s a creamy, cheesy, mashed cauliflower recipe that you’ll be sure to love.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 457
  • Fats: 34g
  • Protein: 32g
  • Net Carbs: 5g

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17. Ground Beef Stroganoff

Ground Beef Stroganoff

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Are you planning a casual dinner with your friends? Serve them this Beef Stroganoff.

On the menu is delicious ground beef and earthy mushrooms in a creamy sauce.

Now, I know what you’re saying: “It’s not fancy enough!” You’re sure, right.

But they’ll appreciate how comforting and satisfying it is. And the best part is that it takes only 25 minutes.

So, you have more time for what truly matters: Spending time with your friends.

And to make it a meal, feel free to serve it with some zoodles. To make the zoodles, just cut off the ends of your zucchini and place the zucchini in a spiralizer like this.

Once you’ve got your zoodles, saute them in some olive oil for a few minutes. Bon appetit!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 433
  • Fats: 38g
  • Protein: 16g
  • Net Carbs: 4g

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18. Easy Healthy Taco Salad

Taco Salad

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Everyone loves Taco Tuesday. After all, what’s not to love about Taco Tuesday?

Everything but the carbs that is. Just one taco can have up to 11 grams of net carbs. And we all know, you can’t stop at just one, right?

This Taco Salad is a great way to enjoy all the flavors of a taco. But with way, fewer carbs.

You have nicely browned ground beef, crispy Romaine lettuce, creamy avocados, green onions, juicy grape tomatoes, and creamy cheddar cheese. All mixed with salsa and sour cream.

Making it is really easy. Just brown your ground beef and add your taco seasoning.

Then, mix your remaining ingredients in a bowl, and add your ground beef.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 332
  • Fats: 25g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Net Carbs: 5g

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19. Easy Beef Egg Roll Bowl

Egg Roll Bowl

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Craving some Chinese takeout? Have this instead.

Egg rolls are yummy, but they’re packed with carbs. Just one egg roll has more than 15 grams of net carbs.

And as delicious as they are, they’re not worth not fitting into your skinny jeans.

This Easy Beef Egg Roll Bowl is a great alternative. It is pretty much a deconstructed egg roll.

It’s browned, seasoned beef tossed with coleslaw, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil. All topped with scallions and sriracha sauce, your taste buds will be delighted.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 298
  • Fats: 19g
  • Protein: 24g
  • Net Carbs: 5g

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20. Shepherd’s Pie With Cauliflower Topping

Shepherd’s Pie

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When it’s cold outside, you just want to bundle up. And chow on some comfort food.

One classic comfort food is Shepherd’s pie. After all, what’s not to love about the delicious combination of creamy mashed potatoes, gravy, browned ground beef, and veggies?

Everything but the carbs. That’s because potatoes are full of carbs.

Just one potato contains a whopping 25 grams of net carbs.

This Shepherd’s pie is creamy, hearty, and comforting. And it only contains 6 grams of net carbs per serving.

The key to it being low carb is that you use mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes.

Besides being lower in net carbs, cauliflower also contains fewer calories. It’s also a rich source of Vitamin C, which you need for a healthy immune system. So, eat up that cauliflower.

This Shepherd’s pie is a meal in itself. But if you like, you can serve it with some steamed veggies.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 379
  • Fats: 31g
  • Protein: 17g
  • Net Carbs: 6g

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Conclusion

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