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Keto Ground Beef Recipes: 45 Protein-Packed Ways To Lose Weight

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Beef. It’s what’s for dinner. Packed with protein, and loaded with vitamin B12 and iron – red meat is a perfect fit for the keto diet. If you’re looking for tons of flavor – check out these 45 keto ground beef recipes!

Keto Korean Ground Beef Bowl

keto korean ground beef bowl

Get out your garlic, ginger, and sesame oil – it’s time for a feast! This simple recipe combines cauliflower rice (frozen or homemade), ground beef, garlic, ginger, coconut aminos, and crushed red pepper. It’s packed with flavor, takes only 20 minutes – and will certainly satisfy your cravings.

Keto Meatballs 

keto meatballs

It may not be exactly how your grandmother made meatballs, but it sure is close. What you will have is a delicious, warm, Italian dish – all without the carbs. One bowl, one skillet, and one great meal.

Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole 

cheeseburger casserole

Make this easy casserole for your next gathering, no matter which season it is. With only 2 grams of carbs, this creamy dinner is fun on a plate – or in a bowl!

Keto Tex-Mex Stuffed Zucchini Boats

These stuffed zucchini boats are a fresh, healthy way to get your veggies and protein in. And they come with the sassy addition of spicy Tex-Mex flavors. It’s a surefire way to impress your guests – and satisfy your hunger. 

Keto Ground Beef Stroganoff

keto ground beef stroganoff

Swapping noodles for mushrooms, this keto-friendly stroganoff is a warm, earthy dinner. Finished with herbs like paprika and fresh parsley – this recipe is also low-cost, and tastes great re-heated.

Keto Cheesy Mexican Taco Skillet 

mexican taco skillet

Love tacos? So do we. Just like traditional tacos, this recipe is packed with flavor – and you can go a little bit nuts with the toppings. Dig in!

Keto Burger Fat Bombs 

burger fat bombs

As the recipe says, who needs a bun? The secret ingredient to these delicious bites – butter. Hearty, packed with protein – and tasting absolutely delicious – we love this inventive recipe.

Keto Spicy Ground Beef Lettuce Wraps

keto ground beef lettuce wraps

Perfect for a main dish or appetizer, these lettuce wraps pack a lot of spice and flavor into bite-sized pieces. If you’re keen on Asian flavors – you’ll already have these ingredients in your pantry – so putting this one together is a cinch.

Keto Beef And Broccoli Bowls (With Sunshine Sauce)

beef and broccoli bowls

We all love some sunshine, so why not put it in a sauce? Lean ground beef and crispy broccoli florets are smothered in a light nutty sauce. Very tasty!

Keto Beef Stew 

keto ground beef stew

Fill your kitchen with the scent of rosemary and thyme – and your bellies with a hearty, keto-friendly beef stew. A re-imagined comfort food classic. 

Keto Cauliflower And Ground Beef Hash 

keto cauliflower ground beef hash

Hash can be the foundation of a great dinner – or an even better breakfast. This low carb version can be topped with jalapenos, for a spicy kick. Or try adding a fried egg, for some extra early morning flavor.

Bacon-Wrapped Keto Meatloaf 

There is a general consensus that anything ‘bacon-wrapped’ is going to be great. Frankly, it’s true. Serve this meatloaf with a side of broccoli, or cauliflower – and you’ve got yourself a top-notch, crowd-pleasing meal. 

Keto Egg Roll In A Bowl 

egg roll in a bowl

This recipe will remind you why you love egg rolls – but it also keeps the carbs low. Try it with some extra sriracha, for a little extra “kick”!

Keto Cauliflower Ziti 

cauliflower ziti

Calling all lasagna fans – this one’s for you. A cheesy, guilt-free dish – that is sure to delight. Low in sugar – but high in taste!

Keto BLT Burgers 

Bacon weaved bun. Repeat: bacon weaved bun. Make these classic burgers with bacon instead of bread – and get 67 total grams of protein!

Keto Ground Beef Empanadas 

keto ground beef empanadas

Who doesn’t love food in a pocket? These ketogenic ground beef empanadas also freeze and re-heat very well. The ‘dough’ is made exclusively with keto-friendly ingredients – making for one food “pocket” you won’t ever want to put down!

Keto Blue Cheese Cabbage Stir Fry

This keto blue cheese stir fry adds a French twist on the classic cabbage slaw. It makes for a delicious meal on its own – or an impressive, unique side dish. Feel free to top this one with some crispy bacon, to add even more texture.

Keto Cheese Taco Shells 

Add some ground beef to these decadent taco shells – and boom – you’ve got the best dinner you’ll have all year.

Keto Swedish Meatballs 

swedish meatballs

Love meatballs? Then you’ll absolutely love this keto-friendly version!

Keto Baked Eggs 

This recipe only uses 3 ingredients – ground beef, eggs, and shredded cheese. Try adding a side of avocado, for some extra healthy fat content.

Keto Sloppy Joes

low carb sloppy joes

When was the last time you had a sloppy joe? Now’s the time to treat yourself to a childhood favorite – keto style. Your most familiar, best-loved meals can always be made keto. Use your choice of leafy greens, to hold the flavorful filling – and you’ve got yourself a quick, tasty meal.

Keto Beef Shawarma 

This Instant Pot recipe is quite popular – and justifiably so. Make this flavorful low-carb beef shawarma with an Instant Pot (on sauté mode) – for a fuss-free family meal.

Keto Spicy Beef Ramen

keto ramen

Have you tried Miracle Noodles? The zero-carb noodles make this ramen dish as traditional as it can get. Plus – this tastes much better than the cheap, packaged stuff.

Keto Hamburger Soup 

hamburger soup

Never thought to combine hamburger and soup? Think outside the box, and you’re destined to find the perfect meal.

Keto Shepherd’s Pie

keto shepherds pie

The best things in life have layers – including this shepherd’s pie. The traditional potatoes are replaced with creamy, cheesy cauliflower – for a truly decadent dish.

Keto BBQ-Style Mini Meatloaf

keto ground beef mini meatloafs

These keto meatballs are designed for convenience. The low-sugar barbecue sauce replaces ketchup, and with all of the spices included – breadcrumbs are deemed unnecessary. Great things do come in small packages. 

Keto Ground Beef And Kimchi Bowl

ground beef and kimchi bowl

A perfectly crafted bowl is a thing of beauty. Get ready for the umami flavor, that comes with this keto-friendly recipe.

Keto Meat Pie

Meat pie is an old-school classic – for good reason. This pie crust is made from almond flour, sesame seeds, coconut flour, psyllium husk, and a few other pantry staples. You can mix up the filling, by adding your own favorite herbs and spices. Or, try serving with some avocado on the side. 

Keto Big Mac Bites

low carb big mac bites

Hello, perfect appetizer! Pickles replace the buns on this Big Mac copycat – to make for a low-carb snack, with that very special sauce.

Keto Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers 

philly cheesesteak stuffed bell peppers

Who would have thought to combine the Philly-classic cheesesteak, with stuffed peppers? But this somewhat strange combination passes the taste test with flying colors! Don’t forget your napkin.

Keto Taco Salad

Fresh, green, and zesty. Those are just of the adjectives to describe this epic keto salad. Add a little hot sauce (and maybe some ghost peppers) – to really bring the heat!

Keto Philly Cheesesteak Casserole  

keto philly casserole

Can’t make it to Philadelphia? Make this keto casserole instead. Casserole is really just another word for a bunch of great things – all in one place.

Keto Brussels Sprouts And Hamburger Gratin 

Love brussels sprouts? We know you do. They pack a ton of vitamins and minerals, into almost no calories – and they also happen to taste amazing. There are so many ways to make Brussels sprouts – and just one of them is with this delicious hamburger gratin.

Keto Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats

taco spaghetti squash bowls

Spaghetti squash is the answer to all your spaghetti cravings. Halve the squash, scoop the seeds, and bake. These delightful and fun “boats” are also packed with lots of good nutrition.

Keto Sour Cream Beef Bake 

low carb beef bake

This is a keto version of a very popular recipe, substituting egg noodles for cauliflower rice. Once you try it once – you’ll want to make this recipe again and again. Trust us!

Keto One-Pot Bake

beef and spinach one pot bake

If you’ve got one pot and 20 minutes – you’ve got all you need for this delicious meal.

Keto Cheesy Mexican Meatballs 

enchilada meatballs

We love Mexican flavors – and we love meatballs. Here are both – combined into one amazing dish.

Keto Guacamole Burger Bites

keto guacamole burger bites

Love guacamole? Then you’ll want to check out these tasty burger bites.

Keto Bolognese

Bolognese is the ultimate comfort food. This recipe gives you the chance to take bolognese to an even higher level. Make sure you have a spiralizer ready for the zucchini, so you can make long, thin strips (reminiscent of spaghetti). You won’t be disappointed.

Keto Crack Slaw

With over 20,000 shares on social media, this addictive recipe is perfect for anyone who loves coleslaw, as well as traditional Asian flavors.

Keto Breakfast Meatloaf

breakfast meatloaf

Meatloaf for breakfast? Absolutely! This is a truly great recipe to have – especially if you are keen on meal prepping. Make this ahead of time – and don’t think twice about what to eat.

Keto Albondigas Soup

keto albondigas soup

This tasty dish is also known as Mexican meatball soup. Soup doesn’t always get the attention it deserves, but we’re sure it will after you make this recipe. 

Keto Beef Enchilada Stuffed Acorn Squash   

keto beef enchilada stuffed squash

Here is another wonderful stuffed veggie for you. Acorn squash roasts easily in under 40 minutes, which gives you more than enough time to whip up the delicious enchilada filling. Tasty, and simple to make!

Keto Lasagna Stuffed Portobellos 

Do you love portobellos as much as we do? They truly make any dish shine with their meaty, earthy flavor. Here we take two beautiful things – lasagna and portobellos – and put them together into one keto-friendly dish. 

Low-Carb Eggplant Pizza

Pizza never gets old. Basically, it’s the perfect food. Make this keto pizza with eggplant as your crust, topped with ground beef, cheese, oregano – and anything else your heart desires!

Don’t Forget To Track Your Ketones

While you can eat the right foods on keto – you will also want to accurately measure your ketone levels. Until now, there has not been a convenient and reliable way to check your ketones. That’s why we invented the first and only clinically backed ketone breath monitor.

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Author

Casey Thaler, NASM-CPT, FNS

Casey is one of the most highly-regarded voices in the paleo and keto communities. He has written over 200 articles on health, science, nutrition, and fitness. As a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist, he has also helped thousands of people lose weight, look younger, and live their healthiest lives. He is also the author of the best-selling title, The Essential Instant Pot Keto Cookbook.

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