Keto meals with ground beef never go out of style! Ground beef is a great budget-friendly keto ingredient to use all year long. Not only is it easy to work with, but it is so versatile too. Enjoy these low-carb lunch and dinner ideas with ground beef while staying on track to your keto diet goals.
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Best Ground Beef Recipes on Keto
It breaks my heart when people tell me they can’t follow a keto diet because they don’t know what to make at dinner.
I can totally understand, for those of us who grow up on fast food and frozen meals, we are robbed of essential meal prep skills. Even if we do learn the basics of meal prep, many popular dishes revolve around carbs like rice, pasta, and bread.
Do you ever pick up a bulk package of ground beef from Costco or your local butcher? It’s always a great thing to do for the budget but can be overwhelming once you come home and lay it out in the kitchen counter.
I can hear you thinking, “Now, what to make with ground beef that is keto?”
There are so many delicious low carb meals with ground beef to try.
One pot dishes
Instant pot meals
Keto Dinner Ideas with Ground Beef
Most keto meals with ground beef are suitable for both lunch and dinner.
In my mind, classic comfort food meals with ground beef like casseroles and meatloaf are traditionally served at dinner but who’s to say you can’t eat those earlier in the day? It’s all a personal preference.
You might think of classic ground beef dinner ideas like meatloaf and meatballs, these usually use bread or flour to bind the meat together but with a few clever low-carb substitutions, you can remake them to fit keto macros without much trouble.
My favorite recipes are good for a crowd, not because I have many mouths to feed but because I can make the recipe once and stretch it out for multiple meals.
A good dinner recipe gives me leftovers to serve at lunchtime the following day.
To store leftovers, I keep them in the fridge in an air-tight container and either eat them cold or warm them up on the stove or in the oven.
As a busy work-at-home, homeschooling, and homesteading mother, I usually just eat the food cold. Let’s be real. Priorities.
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Easy Keto Meals with Ground Beef
If you already have a pound of ground beef in your fridge, you are halfway to making a delicious and easy keto meal!
Stir-frying vegetables with ground beef is one of the easiest, yet nutritious, meals you can make for you and your family. I keep this recipe in my monthly meal prep because it’s such a hit all year long.
Making a Cheeseburger pie is an easy way to take everyone out to a fast food restaurant, except you get a healthy meal instead… and you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home… and it’s more affordable… and you might even get leftovers for the next day!
If you are anything like me, you can’t resist wanting to make these lasagna style stuffed peppers after seeing how good all that cheese looks on top! What’s not to like here? I can see how well these would be for meal prep too. It’s a great recipe to make ahead for lunch or dinner and cook later.
Combining hidden organ meats with ground beef if one of my favorite ways to increase the nutrient density of a meal and add more healthy animal foods to my family’s diet. I make this recipe for people who think they don’t enjoy nose-to-tail eating and they are always surprised that they want to come back for seconds.
Beef heart has a very mild favor and flawlessly blends in with ground beef to make these 2-step carnivore diet meatballs. Add a creamy dipping sauce on the side or bake them with shredded cheese on top. This recipe is a must-try for anyone interested in improving their health with organ meats.
Here’s another easy keto dinner with ground beef to make this week! Try a classic Cuban Picadillo but make it low-carb with cauliflower rice. You’ll love the same great flavor and never miss the carbs. Leftovers will be great for lunch the next day too.
Ground beef lettuce wraps should be on your keto meal plan, especially if you enjoy meal prepping and making food ahead of time. Bulk prep the flavorful ground beef once a week, then assemble the wraps fresh whenever you’re ready for lunch.
Dinner might become your favorite meal after you try this taco pie recipe. Brown ground beef and mix it up with your favorite taco seasoning before making in the oven with some eggs and cheese. Simple yet so satisfying.
Crack slaw recipes are very popular recipes and with this one, I can see why. It teaches how to make a delicious egg roll on a bowl. Forget the fancy (aka complicated) wraps, slice and dice all the veggies and stir-fry with the ground beef, then serve in a bowl for lunch. It’s just so easy!
Enjoy a classic one dish skillet meal with ground beef for lunch or dinner. The vegetable medley is such a celebration of fresh, seasonal produce. This recipe a great way to nourish yourself with wholesome ingredients, but without much effort.
Do you love authentic Mexican food and getting healthy on a keto diet? Megan is here to help us stay on track while also cooking flavorful comfort foods. I know this ground beef casserole will be great to serve any crowd for lunch or dinner.
Jessica Haggard is the creator of Primal Edge Health, where she shares simple, nourishing low-carb, keto and carnivore diet recipes. With a focus on from scratch, homemade cooking, animal-based nutrition, and easy DIY beauty and personal care recipes, there’s always something new going on in her kitchen! Jessica will teach you exactly how to thrive with all the best ingredients and enjoy the journey along the way.