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.
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 grew 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.
My collection of easy keto recipes will help!
It is possible to make healthy, low-carb, ketogenic meals the whole family will enjoy.
To show you exactly how to do this, I collected the best ground beef recipes for a keto diet from my blogger friends online.
All the recipes here are gluten-free and ketogenic, some are also dairy-free and paleo. Most can be made in 30 minutes or less and all are budget-friendly.
Low Carb Meals with Ground Beef
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.
- Skillet meals
- One pot dishes
- Meat pies
- 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.
All your favorite taco fixings are packed into a simple, easy to make ground beef taco skillet! This family-friendly dinner is ready in 30 minutes or less and only takes 9 ingredients. Plus, it’s low-carb and keto too!
The traditional method of deep-frying Scotch eggs coated in flour would never work for a gluten-free or low-carb diet. However, this 3-ingredient recipe is sure to be a success!
Make this quick and easy Vegetable and Ground Beef Skillet for lunch or dinner. It’s a budget-friendly dish that the whole family can enjoy together. All you need is one pan and less than 10 simple ingredients. Plus, this dish is dairy-free, paleo, and keto too!
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!
Everyone's favorite Chinese take-out meal now made with a low-carb twist! This homemade version is way healthier and cheaper than eating out. Plus, the dish is ready in 30 minutes or less.
Use ground beef in a Philly Cheesesteak Skillet, and you’ll never think twice about making this budget-friendly, one pan lunch or dinner. The decision will always be “YES!” It’s shockingly quick to prepare, naturally low in carbs, and completely keto-friendly.
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.
Ground beef cooked in a delicious creamy tomato sauce with all the flavor of a cheeseburger but without the carbs! Perfect for a family, this keto Cheeseburger Skillet Dinner recipe is ready in just 20 minutes.
Low Carb Cheese Meatloaf
A simple way of transforming an ordinary meatloaf to Low Carb Cheese Meatloaf with 2 distinctive Wow effects. The melting cheese while cutting and the bright green color from leeks will just wanna make you cook this right at the moment you are reading it.
Finely chopped cabbage noodles take the place of traditional noodles in this Asian-inspired recipe. They are an easy low-carb substitute for any pasta recipe.
Keto Instant Pot Cabbage Beef Stew
Have an Instant Pot? Make it ready and try this stew with ground beef. I know I could feed a family with this recipe and stay within our grocery budget.
Make Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs with just 3 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time! Serve them for dinner tonight, and your whole family will enjoy this delicious carnivore recipe together. If desired, you can add a few classic seasonings and make a flavorful keto option without any extra work!
Picadillo over Cauliflower Rice
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.
Load this homemade meatza pie up with cheese or keep it dairy-free, whatever works best for your family will be delicious. This is an elegant dish that looks as nice as it tastes.
Keto Meat Lovers Pizza Casserole with Ground Beef
ATTN meat lovers, this is for you! Packed with flavor and animal protein, this crustless pizza recipe with ground beef is easy to make in 30 minutes or less. It’s sure to be a hit.
Ready in 20 minutes or less, this easy stir fry recipe is dairy-free, low-carb, and budget-friendly too! It’s the perfect combo of meat and vegetables you can make any busy weeknight.
Easy Taco Pie Recipe
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.
Best Easy Keto Sloppy Joes
Get dinner ready and on the table in 15 minutes with this Keto Sloppy Joes recipe. Sound too good to be true? You’ll have to try this keto ground beef recipe yourself!
This is an easy Italian ground beef skillet meal you can throw together in 30 minutes or less. Just cook the beef in a creamy tomato sauce, mix in low-carb cauliflower rice and top the whole skillet with mozzarella cheese and parsley! All ingredients are naturally low-carb and keto.
Quick Greek Gyros Salad
Greek seasoning is the secret to this delicious and quick Greek gyros salad. It has all the best flavors of a gyros sandwich but without the bread.
Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce
I think this Greek meatball recipe shows off the many reasons we all love ground beef so much. It’s versatile, easy to cook, and can be customized with any flavors. What a delicious lunch idea.
Cajun Dirty Rice Recipe
Oh yum! Hidden liver recipes are some of my favorites! Chicken liver are optional in this Louisiana-style keto recipe with ground beef but I highly adding them in.
Keto Ground Beef Stir Fry is a quick and easy dinner you can make any night of the week with just a few ingredients and one pan. In less than 30 minutes, you’ll have a dairy-free dinner that tastes like Chinese take-out but is way healthier for you!
Instant Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Soup
Save this cheeseburger soup recipe made in the Instant pot for when the weather turns chilly. I can’t wait to hold a steaming bowl of this low-carb goodness while watching the rain fall out my window.
Keto Chile Relleno Casserole
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.
Keto Taco Stuffed Avocado Boats
These taco boats are another fun low-carb spin on Mexican food with ground beef. In place of corn or flour tortillas, the delicious taco meat and filings are piled high into halved avocados.
The Best Keto Meatloaf Minis with Low Carb Ketchup
Mini meatloaves look adorable, but more importantly, they will help you stay on track with keto macros. Individually portioned meatloaf muffins make meal prep and macro tracking on keto easy peasy.
More healthy dinner recipe inspiration?
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