21 Easy Keto Ground Beef Recipes


Ground beef is a versatile and affordable ingredient, perfect for a variety of delicious low-carb keto meals. Whether you’re craving a hearty casserole, flavorful meatballs, or a comforting chili, ground beef offers endless possibilities for satisfying your taste buds while staying true to your keto lifestyle.

Keto Swedish Meatballs

Keto Swedish Meatballs in a cast iron skillet
Keto Swedish Meatballs

This Keto Swedish Meatballs recipe is the perfect low-carb dinner with moist meatballs and a delicious creamy sauce.

Keto Sausage Rolls

Keto sausage rolls on a sheet pan.
This is the original Keto Sausage Rolls recipe.

These keto sausage rolls are the real deal: low-carb, crisp pastry outside and moist meat in the middle.

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Keto Spaghetti Sauce

Keto spaghetti sauce.
Keto spaghetti sauce.

This keto spaghetti meat sauce recipe is rich, thick, and delicious. We go easy on tomato and restrict it to puree while bringing the flavors with other delicious ingredients to keep the spaghetti sauce low-carb with just 3g net carbs per serve.

Keto Sloppy Joes

Keto sloppy Joe on baking paper.
The best keto sloppy joe recipe.

These Keto Sloppy Joes perfectly balance sweet, salty, and tangy. They are classic American comfort food, and the ground beef mixture is accessible on the budget.

Keto Nachos

How to make Keto Sheet Pan Nachos
Keto Sheet Pan Nachos

This delicious Mexican-inspired recipe is our Keto Nachos made with pork rinds instead of corn chips. They are quick, easy to make, just 2g net carbs, and super tasty.

Keto Taco Casserole

keto taco casserole
Chessy keto taco casseole.

This Keto Taco Casserole is a delicious low-carb ground beef and cheese recipe that is easy to make and bake at home.

Keto Cheeseburger

Best keto cheeseburger.
Delicious keto cheeseburgers.

This Keto Cheeseburger recipe is simple, easy to make, tender & juicy for a delicious lunch or dinner. It can be served as an open hamburger or with Keto burger buns.

Keto Ground Beef Casserole

Keto cheesy ground beef casserole
Keto cheese and ground beef casserole.

This Keto Cheesy Ground Beef Casserole recipe is perfect for your low-carb dinner tonight! Easy to make, budget-friendly, and loaded with vegetables.

Keto Hamburger Cups

Easy keto hamburger cups
Keto hamburger cups.

This Keto Hamburger Cups recipe is a great way to enjoy your favorite burger as a bite-sized appetizer!

Keto Quesadillas – Cheese and Beef Tortillas

Four keto quesadillas stacked on top of each other.
Keto quesadillas.

This Keto quesadillas recipe is an easy and fun way to make a low-carb meal. These low-carb burger wraps are great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner – just add your favorite fillings.

Keto Cottage Pie

Keto cottage pie in a baking dish.
Keto Cottage Pie Recipe with Ground Beef & Cauliflower Mash Top.

This Keto Cottage Pie recipe is topped with buttery cauliflower mash and tastes even better reheated for lunch or dinner the next day.

Keto Meatball Sub Sandwich

Keto meatball sandwich.
Keto meatball sandwich.

This Keto Meatball Sub Sandwich recipe is rich, saucy, covered in melted mozzarella cheese, and very low-carb.

Moroccan Meatballs

The best homemade Moroccan meatballs recipe
The best homemade Moroccan meatballs recipe

This Moroccan meatballs recipe is saucy and super tasty, but not only that, they’re made healthy by using low-carb ingredients and have only 3g net carbs per serve.

Keto Burger Recipe – Big Mac Alternative

The best keto burger recipe
The best keto burger recipe – Big Mac alternative.

This keto burger recipe is the best alternative to a Big Mac that you will find it is very low carb with just 4g net carbs for the entire burger. We use our Low Carb Special Sauce on a sesame seed Keto Burger Bun.

Keto Greek Meatballs

Keto greek meatballs.
Keto greek meatballs.

These tasty keto Greek meatballs are very easy to make, juicy, and not dry. They’re the perfect finger food served with Greek dip. This recipe is very low-carb, gluten-free, and delicious.

Keto Cheeseburger Casserole

Keto cheeseburger casserole in a casserole dish.
Keto cheeseburger casserole in a casserole dish.

Besides being an absolute party in your mouth, the best thing about this keto cheeseburger casserole is that most of the ingredients you’ll likely already have in the pantry, and the rest are cheap.

Keto Stuffed Peppers – Beef & Cheese

Stuffed peppers.
Stuffed peppers.

This Stuffed Peppers recipe is filled with our delicious cajun ground beef and topped with melted cheese.

Keto Meatloaf

Keto meatloaf on a plate.
Keto meatloaf.

This keto meatloaf recipe is a budget-friendly ground beef recipe that’s very moist and juicy, perfect for low-carb and gluten-free diets.

Keto Chili Con Carne – No Beans

Keto no beans chili in a frying pan.
Keto chili.

This delicious no-beans keto chili con carne recipe is super low-carb and contains no beans. We use tasty ingredients with ground beef. Make it for dinner, lunch, or keto meal prep.

Keto Dirty Rice

Keto Dirty Rice
Keto Dirty Rice

There’s nothing dirty about our Keto Dirty Rice – it’s just plain delicious! The dish is made using ground beef, pork, and cauliflower rice.

Keto Sticky Ground Beef Stir Fry

Keto Sticky Korean Ground Beef Stir Fry
Keto Sticky Korean Ground Beef Stir Fry

Sweet, spicy, and salty, this keto ground beef recipe is a sticky Korean Stir Fry. An outstanding balance of Asian-inspired flavors.

What should I avoid when cooking ground beef on keto?

Steer clear of ground beef with breadcrumb fillers, starchy sauces, and high-carb marinades.

Avoid lean ground beef which has most of the fat removed.

Avoid cooking in processed vegetable oils and trans fats. Stick to animal fats such as lard, tallow, and duck fat; use olive oil, avocado oil, macadamia nut oil, and coconut oil.

Ground Beef: A Keto Kitchen Staple

Ground beef is a keto dieter’s best friend. It’s not only delicious but also incredibly versatile. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty casserole, flavorful meatballs, or a comforting soup, ground beef can be the star of your meal. Plus, it’s readily available and budget-friendly, making it an excellent choice for weeknight dinners.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is ground beef keto-friendly?

Yes, ground beef is an excellent source of protein and fat, making it a perfect fit for the keto diet. Just be sure to choose leaner cuts of ground beef and avoid any added sugars or fillers.

Is ground beef healthy on a keto diet?

Ground beef is a nutritious choice on keto, offering protein, essential fats, and vital nutrients like iron and B vitamins. Choose grass-fed beef for even more health benefits.

Can I freeze leftover keto ground beef dishes?

Yes. Most keto ground beef recipes freeze well, making them a convenient option for meal prepping or saving leftovers for later.

What can I serve with keto ground beef dishes?

Keto ground beef dishes pair well with a variety of low-carb sides like roasted vegetables, cauliflower rice, or a simple salad.

What’s the best type of ground beef for keto?

Opt for ground beef with a higher fat content, such as 80/20 ground chuck, for a richer flavor and increased satiety.

How Much Ground Beef Can I Eat On A Keto Diet

The amount of ground beef you can consume on a keto diet is not a one-size-fits-all approach. It’s a personalized calculation, taking into account your unique macronutrient needs and weight loss or maintenance goals. This approach is designed to cater to your specific dietary requirements, making you feel understood and supported in your keto journey.

To get an accurate idea of your ideal ground beef intake, it’s recommended to use a keto calculator. These handy tools consider your age, weight, activity level, and desired rate of ketosis to provide personalized macronutrient targets. Once you know your daily fat, protein, and carbohydrate allowances, you can factor in the nutritional content of ground beef to determine how much fits into your daily plan.

Alternatively, the benefits of seeking guidance from a registered dietitian specializing in ketogenic diets cannot be overstated. They can evaluate your unique needs, health history, and preferences to design a customized meal plan that incorporates ground beef in a way that enhances your keto journey. This professional guidance is a valuable resource in navigating the intricacies of the keto diet.

Remember, while ground beef is a valuable asset on keto, moderation is key. It’s crucial to maintain a balanced diet by including a variety of protein sources and plenty of low-carb vegetables for overall health and well-being.

Four images of keto ground beef recipes. Meatballs, sausage rolls, stuffed peppers, chili con carne.
21 easy keto ground beef recipe ideas

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Matt Dobson

I am the founder of My Keto Kitchen. I am a nutritionist, cooking enthusiast, and part-time Van Lifer! Along with a qualified chef, we have created a collection of delicious and healthy recipes.

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  1. Thank you for all these recipes for
    everyday affordable and tasty living.
    I have had to simply many which call
    for ingredients that are not used in my
    kitchen (and are fine without some).
    Yours are useable and tasty, pleasing
    everyone that eats here.


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