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Beyond Burgers: 31 Keto Ground Beef Recipes That’ll Make Your Tastebuds Happy

Louise Hendon | October 23

Now we all know that following the keto way of eating is all about balance, whether you are trying to lose weight or have health issues, and we can sometimes run out of ideas for making inspired meals.

So let me show you my list of Keto Ground Beef Recipes to give you loads of ideas to try out, whether you are looking for a speedy supper dish or a hearty and filling main meal.

Ground beef can be such a versatile ingredient, is a good source of protein and can be sourced quite cheaply so is wallet-friendly too, which can help if you have a lot of mouths to feed!

Here are just a few of the Keto Ground Beef Recipes we’ve included:

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Keto Hamburgers

Bifteck Hache (French Hamburgers)

– Paleo Flourish

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Ingredients: ghee or coconut oil, onion, ground beef, egg, fresh thyme leaves, salt, pepper, beef stock, parsley.

Not too sure about burgers without buns? Well why not give these a try and you will realize how good they are. These burgers have a fabulous sauce to serve with them and are packed with flavor, making them as good as the usual ones. For a slightly mellower taste you can use a red onion instead of a white one and it is generally better to use the ghee as it adds richness to the flavor.

Mini Zucchini Avocado Burgers

– Paleo Flourish

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Ingredients: zucchini, ground beef, avocado, olive or avocado oil, salt, Paleo mayo (optional), mustard (optional).

The overall appearance of these little bites is so impressive that they would make a great dish to serve if you have guests over for a few drinks. Using zucchini instead of buns makes these snacks lighter and less filling, making them a good idea for children too. Simply serve with some mustard and a green side salad for a lovely summery lunch.

Mini Paleo Burgers

– Paleo Flourish

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Ingredients: ground beef, mustard, pickles (optional), lettuce leaves, salt, avocado oil, almond flour, baking powder, eggs, coconut oil (or ghee or olive oil).

Sometimes when you are following a specific diet you miss things like burgers, but there is no need to go without! Making your own burgers is easy and quick and you can be sure there are no additives in them. These mini burgers are great for a lunch or for a kid’s party as they make perfect finger food and are a great way to encourage children to eat healthy.

Vegged Up Paleo Beef Burgers

– Paleo Flourish

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Ingredients: ground beef, leeks, parsley, eggs, salt, pepper.

This is a recipe which can be so versatile, allowing you to add in your own favorite veggies, or whatever you have in the fridge! Instead of leeks you could add onion or peppers for a more Mediterranean-inspired taste. You can also include fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley, or spice them up with some chili flakes. The choice is yours!

Keto Loco Moco Burger

– Keto Summit

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Ingredients: cauliflower, coconut oil, ground beef, onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt, ground pepper, onion, white button mushrooms, garlic, beef broth, eggs, parsley.

This is one of those dishes that makes you long to grab a fork and dive in! It is so tasty because of the wonderful gravy and delicious burger and topped with a runny fried egg you have a wonderful lunch or dinner to fill you up and satisfy those hunger pangs. Serving this with cauliflower rice makes a more substantial meal but the ‘rice’ is much easier to digest than white rice so you won’t get the bloated feeling.

Tasty Beef and Liver Burger

– A Girl Worth Saving

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Photo Credit: Kelly from A Girl Worth Saving

Ingredients: ground beef, chicken livers, sea salt, ground black pepper, coriander, poultry seasoning, red onion.

Adding liver to burgers is a great way to get your family to eat this nutritious meat and even the kids can enjoy them. If you are serving these for children, one idea is to make the burgers slightly smaller. Chicken livers have a much milder flavor, ideal for introducing this offal to the family, and these burgers have the added benefit of the sweeter red onions and coriander to enrich the overall taste.

50/50/50 Burgers

– The Paleo Mom

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Photo Credit: Sarah from The Paleo Mom

Ingredients: ground beef (or other ground meat), bison liver (or other liver), bacon.

These burgers are packed with protein and because you are using three different types of meat, they are also packed with flavor! Burgers can be a useful way to get more organ meat into the family’s diet as the earthy flavor can be masked by the other meats. If you can’t find bison liver you could use lamb liver instead as it has a much milder taste than beef liver.

Easy Broiled Tabil Seasoned Mini Beef Patties

– Nom Nom Paleo

Ingredients: coconut oil, ground meat (use grass-fed beef), shallots, garlic, tabil seasoning, kosher salt.

Tabil seasoning is readily available and has a base of coriander seed which makes these little patties full of flavor. They have a real touch of Tunisian spices and can be a great replacement for kebab meat. These can be served with salads or vegetables or could be used as party food and served along with a Mediterranean dipping sauce.

Burger Stir-fry

– Paleo Flourish

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Ingredients: burger patties or ground beef, bell peppers, tamari sauce (or coconut aminos), red chili flakes, chili powder, salt, pepper, coconut oil, bok choy, ginger, eggs.

If you have a little more time on a weekend to make this delicious breakfast treat then you won’t be disappointed! It has meat, egg and heat from the spices, all together with the gingery bok choi which adds a note of freshness. If you can, use your own homemade burgers, then you can be sure there are no hidden additives – remember these can be stored cooked in the fridge or frozen raw and separated with baking parchment to make them easy to remove.

Keto Meatballs

Chinese Meatball Soup

– Paleo Flourish

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Ingredients: ground meat of your choice (can be a mix of pork and beef), parsley, garlic, fresh or dried thyme, salt, black pepper, egg, cilantro, fresh ginger, chicken broth or bone broth.

Ideal as an appetizer for a Chinese meal, this soup is light but full of flavors from the garlic and ginger which gives it an authentic Chinese taste. You can use whatever ground meat you have – even ground turkey would work here – so this would be a good way to use up the Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey leftovers!

Keto Creamy Meatballs with Fried Cabbage [Paleo, AIP]

– Keto Summit

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Ingredients: ground beef (or other meats), garlic powder, egg, salt, black pepper, coconut oil, onion, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, coconut cream, cabbage.

Here is another great idea for a healthy and satisfying meal for the whole family! The creamy tomato sauce helps to boost the flavors of the meatballs and the fried cabbage is a good alternative as a side dish. This recipe would also work using other ground meats such as pork or turkey, so it can accommodate any dietary restrictions you may have to cater for.

Keto Asian Meatballs Recipe with Dipping Sauce [Paleo, Dairy-Free]

– Keto Summit

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Ingredients: ground beef, fresh ginger, scallions, garlic, tamari sauce or coconut aminos, sesame oil (optional), egg, vinegar, spinach, basil, avocado oil.

With the traditional Asian flavors of garlic, ginger and tamari sauce, these lovely meatballs would make a fantastic appetizer for an Asian-inspired dinner for friends. This is also a very versatile recipe as you can add in veggies, change the spices or even make them with different meats, and the dipping sauce goes really well with any meat or even with shrimp.

Paleo Liver Bacon Meatballs

– The Nourished Caveman

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman

Ingredients: ground beef, beef liver, uncured bacon, egg, shallot or yellow onion, cayenne pepper, full-fat coconut cream, sea salt, ground black pepper.

We all know how good organ meats are, but what to do about the metallic taste? Soaking the liver in apple cider vinegar helps to get rid of the iron-like taste and gives the liver a milder flavor, making these meatballs a great way to introduce more liver into the family’s diet. Mixing in the bacon to the beef adds a richness to the flavor and helps keep the meat from drying out.

Self-Saucing Meatballs In The Slow Cooker

– Ditch The Carbs

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Photo Credit: Libby from Ditch The Carbs

Ingredients: onion, garlic, bacon, ground/minced beef, rosemary, thyme, oregano, marjoram, sage, egg, salt, pepper, tomatoes.

Aren’t slow cooker recipes the best?! Just put all the ingredients in first thing in the morning then when you get home its ready! These meatballs are extra tasty because of the bacon, and if you use canned tomatoes, the sauce will be rich and thick. This dish is perfect to serve with zucchini noodles, cauliflower mash or with a lovely green salad.

Spinach Cilantro Meatballs (Grain Free)

– Savory Lotus

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Photo Credit: Katja from Savory Lotus

Ingredients: ground meat (beef, pork, chicken, turkey, bison), onion, sea salt, herbamare seasoning, cumin powder, baby spinach, fresh cilantro, eggs.

Here is another great way to introduce more greens into the diet, and are even enjoyed by the younger members of the family! They make a fabulous main served with vegetable ‘pasta’, or with a sauce of your choice for a speedy lunch. These meatballs can be frozen for another day and are a great idea for breakfast or to put in your lunchbox.

Other Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Mini Spinach Meatloaves

– Paleo Flourish

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Ingredients: ground pork, ground beef, onion, garlic, spinach, eggs, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper, almond or coconut milk, coconut oil.

What a versatile dish this is! These tasty little meatloaves would be ideal for a healthy breakfast, a light lunch or as a snack on the go, but would also make a great appetizer for a dinner party, or as party food! The list is endless! You could even use ground turkey instead of beef if you prefer and alter the seasoning to make it more your own. Have fun experimenting with different combinations!

Cumin Spiced Beef Wraps

– Paleo Flourish

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Ingredients: ground beef, onion, bell pepper, cilantro, ginger, garlic, cumin powder, salt, pepper, coconut oil, cabbage leaves (savoy cabbage or Napa cabbage).

These wraps make a great tasty lunch for the whole family and are quite quick to prepare. The cumin adds an earthy note to the flavor of the meat and it goes well with the combination of garlic and ginger. You can use blanched cabbage leaves as wraps but for an even speedier meal you can use lettuce leaves or other low-carb wraps.

Super Easy Paleo Sloppy Joes

– Paleo Flourish

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Ingredients: ground beef, onion (optional), diced tomato, tomato paste, fresh basil leaves (optional), garlic, coconut oil, salt.

Sloppy Joe is a sandwich made with a seasoned ground beef filling and this recipe gives you the flavors normally associated with it. The meat is so tasty that it makes a great lunch on its own or you can serve it with paleo bread or over vegetables of your choice. You can even serve it over a portion of cauliflower rice.

Paleo Lasagna with Eggplants (Dairy-Free)

– Paleo Flourish

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Ingredients: ground pork (or meat of choice), ground beef (or meat of choice), onion, garlic, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, fresh basil, fresh parsley, fresh oregano, fresh thyme, fennel seeds, eggs, coconut oil, salt, eggplant, eggs (optional).

It can be difficult to find a healthy alternative to using traditional pasta, so this recipe would be a great one to try with your family. The eggplants don’t have a strong flavor so they take on the tastes of the meat and fresh herbs and give the dish that well-known layered look of lasagne. If you don’t like eggplants, this dish works well using leeks instead, just slice the leek lengthways and flatten out the individual sheets.

Paleo Mustard Celery Ground Beef

– Paleo Flourish

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Ingredients: ground beef, celery stalks, cherry tomatoes, yellow mustard (condiment), egg, garlic, coconut oil.

This is quite a simple recipe that gives you a delicious and filling meal with plenty of vegetables to bulk up the meat, making this dish a great budget-friendly way to feed the family. The mustard helps to bring out the flavor of the beef and the celery adds a fresh flavor to the dish. This would make a great stuffing for tomatoes or peppers.

Quick Paleo Ground Beef Stir-Fry

– Paleo Flourish

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Ingredients: ground beef, green bell peppers, tomatoes, onion, garlic (optional), cilantro (optional), hot sauce (pick a hot sauce without sugar or other non-Paleo ingredients), salt, pepper, coconut oil.

Stir-frying is a great way to make tasty meals in a flash and can be a helpful option for a quick dinner after a busy day. The ingredients in this one are great, but feel free to try adding other vegetables for a different flavor. Stir-frying also helps to maintain the goodness in the food as it is cooked quickly, so it is really healthy too!

Paleo Mexican Tacos

– Paleo Flourish

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Ingredients: ground beef, onion, roma tomatoes, bell pepper, jalapeno, garlic, cumin powder, paprika, dried oregano, chili powder, salt, pepper, cilantro, coconut oil, lettuce leaves.

Mexican food is usually quite spicy and makes a great warming meal for a chilly day, but if you prefer your food mild just miss out the chili powder. The mixture of spices will give the dish enough flavor without it. This dish can be served in lettuce wraps or for a more filling meal try serving it over cauliflower rice. If you don’t eat beef, any other ground meat can be used instead.

Keto Cottage Pie [Dairy-Free, AIP, Nightshade-Free]

– Keto Summit

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Ingredients: cauliflower, ghee, avocado oil, onion, ground beef, carrots, Italian seasoning, fresh parsley, salt, pepper, crushed nuts and seeds (optional).

Cottage pie was a staple when we were growing up and I still love it today, so I was delighted to find this recipe for a healthier way to cook a childhood favorite. Topped with the creamy cauliflower mash, this dish is filling and delicious and could be made to go a bit further by adding in more vegetables. As well as the carrot you could add chopped swede or parsnips too.

Hearty Beef & Mushroom Soup

– Meatified

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: avocado oil, grass-fed ground beef, onion, mushrooms, beef broth, tomato sauce, pumpkin puree, garlic powder, dried oregano, fresh rosemary (optional).

This soup simply screams comfort food! It looks as good as it tastes and would fill even the hungriest member of the family. If you love a thick soup to warm you on a chilly day then using pumpkin puree is perfect for thickening up your favorite plateful. With slices of mushroom and onion and plenty of beef, I am sure this will soon become a family favorite!

10 Minute “No Chop” Low Carb Chili

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: lean ground beef (or turkey), ground cumin, ground coriander, ground cayenne (optional), garlic powder, prepared salsa (use Pace Mild), salt, pepper.

We all have our favorite chili recipes but some of them can take quite a long time to make. So if you fancy a chili meal but don’t have time to wait, try this one! It is tasty and nutritious and you can have some fun experimenting with toppings of you prefer. You could scatter on some diced avocado for creaminess and finely chopped red onion for an added crunch.

Mexican Zucchini and Beef

– Low Carb Yum

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: zucchini, ground beef, garlic, Mexican style diced tomatoes with green chilis (salsa or diced tomatoes), chili powder, ground cumin, salt, black pepper, onion powder, crushed red pepper flakes.

Here is another filling and tasty meal that only takes a few minutes to prepare, giving you a tasty dinner the whole family will enjoy but at quite a low cost, so this would be perfect for students and fans of one-pot dinners! The Mexican seasoning gives the beef a warming heat and this meal tastes so good on its own or served with cauliflower rice. Cut the zucchini small if you have younger kids who don’t do veggies!

Tomatillo Chili

– Ketogasm

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Photo Credit: Tasha from Ketogasm

Ingredients: ground beef, ground pork, tomatillos, white onion, tomato paste, garlic powder, jalapeno pepper, ground cumin, chili powder, salt.

This recipe uses a pressure cooker which cuts down the cooking time, but this chili tastes just as good slow-cooked in a crock pot or even on the stovetop. It is spicy, full of flavor and delicious! If you don’t like too much heat, just remember to de-seed the jalapenos first. This chili uses half beef and half pork, but ground turkey would work well if the family doesn’t eat pork.

Beef, Bacon & Caramelized Onion Bites

– Cavegirl Cuisine

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Photo Credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine

Ingredients: ground beef, egg, Dijon mustard, pecan meal, salsa, portabella mushrooms, onion, smoked bacon.

Just imagine biting into these wonderfully meaty bites with their tasty filling of bacon and sweet onions! The Dijon mustard brings out the flavor of the beef and the caramelized onion adds just a hint of sweetness to complement the salty bacon. You can make these into bite-size pieces like is shown here, or make larger ones for a satisfying main course.

Spicy Sage Ground Beef and Green Beans

– My Heart Beets

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Photo Credit: Ashley from My Heart Beets

Ingredients: avocado oil or fat of choice, onion, Serrano pepper, garlic, sage, ground beef, salt, black pepper, green beans.

Sage is one of those herbs that go well with many meat combinations and in this one it adds a lovely flavor to the dish and complements the flavor of the green beans. This dish can be served on its own, over cauliflower rice for a satisfying dinner or even for breakfast with a runny egg on top!

Ground Beef Over Zoodles

– The Healthy Foodie

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Photo Credit: Sonia from The Healthy Foodie

Ingredients: lean ground beef, onion, garlic, jalapeno pepper, Himalayan salt, ground black pepper, onion powder, smoked paprika, ground coriander, dried oregano, bone broth (or water), tomato, zucchini, garlic powder.

If you have been a fan of pasta in your diet but find you can’t eat it now, it can be difficult to find a replacement. Zucchini noodles don’t taste like traditional pasta, but they can be used the same way and are not so inflammatory, so you can still enjoy your favorite ‘spaghetti’ but keeping the carbs low. And if you like your beef a bit spicy, leave the seeds in the jalapeno!

Korean Beef Lettuce Cups

– Zenbelly

Ingredients: avocado oil, lard or tallow, ground beef, scallions, garlic, red or green jalapeño, coconut aminos, fish sauce, lettuce leaves, cucumbers, carrots, scallion greens, lime, fresh mint, cilantro and/or Thai basil, chili sauce (Sriracha, optional).

This recipe is ideal for a family meal – serve the meat and veggies in separate dishes and provide each person with lettuce cups so they can construct their own! This would be great served outside for a summer meal and is a great idea for a busy day since the preparation time takes less than 20 minutes. Simply stuff the lettuce leaves with the beef and vegetables and add as much chili sauce as you like.

Louise Hendon

Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love. You can find her on Facebook or LinkedIn.