Keto Ground Beef Recipes That'll Make You Thankful for Your Low-Carb Diet
Keto Recipes with Ground Beef
While chicken is king for people who follow a high-protein, low-carb diet, beef is better suited to the keto diet (hellooo, fat). Ribeyes and t-bone steaks probably come to mind, but ground beef is also very keto-friendly, especially if you buy the highest-fat blend that you can find. That said, you should still prepare it with other fat sources and control your portions, since eating too much protein can kick you out of ketosis. (Yes, really. That's one of the most common keto diet mistakes that beginners make.) Not sure what to do with all that meat? Try these keto ground beef recipes.
Keto Taco-Stuffed Avocado Boats
If you're not at the point yet where you're snacking on avocados with a spoon, stuffed avocados are one step away. You can get creative by stuffing them with bacon and eggs at breakfast, or try a taco-inspired recipe like these keto ground beef stuffed avocados.
Meat Lover's Spaghetti Squash Casserole
At 5 net carbs per cup, spaghetti squash is a vegetable you can have in moderation on the keto diet. For this keto ground beef recipe, the winter squash takes on the flavors of meat lover's pizza. (Related: 20 Keto Lunch Ideas That'll Make Sticking to the Diet Easier)
Wrapped in strips of bacon and glazed with a keto-friendly barbecue sauce, this meatloaf looks mouthwatering. It doesn't seem glaringly keto (like, say, bacon-wrapped avocado), so it won't raise any eyebrows if you show up at a potluck with this in tow.
Low-Carb Taco Bowls
Nowadays Chipotle offers a keto salad bowl, but if you'd rather DIY a keto ground beef recipe, make this low-carb taco bowl at home. Aside from fat, you'll get some bonus nutrition from tomatoes (which are rich in skin-boosting lycopene) and red onion and cauliflower (which are high in inflammation-reducing phenolic acid).
This slow cooker keto chili recipe skips the beans in favor of extra meat. But you can and should load it up with toppings like sour cream, shredded cheddar, avocado, and the like. (Related: This Keto Chili Recipe Proves That Comfort Food Can Be Low-Carb)
Budget Keto Beef Meal Prep
Keto Frittata with Avocado and Queso
When it comes to making a keto ground beef recipe with breakfast foods, a frittata will be your best bet. Thanks to the cheese, bacon, and avocado baked into this one, it has 25 grams of fat per serving and will probably taste reminiscent of a BEC.
Legit Beef Burritos
Craving a meaty burrito that's bursting at the seams? This recipe will satisfy your hunger with a few keto tweaks: a gluten-free tortilla (made with low-carb almond and coconut flour), cauliflower rice, and a mix of high-fat fillings. (Related: Easy Keto Chicken Recipes for Dinner or Meal Prep)
Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs
Meatballs are great, but have you tried cheese-stuffed meatballs? This recipe skips breadcrumbs altogether for a juicy meatball you can enjoy with zoodles, heart of palm noodles, or whatever keto pasta alternative your heart desires.
Easy, Low-Carb Keto Cheeseburger Casserole
Admittedly, ordering a burger without a bun when you're eating out can be a letdown. This cheeseburger casserole looks like anything but. Since it only takes 15 minutes of prep time, this easy keto ground beef recipe is almost as convenient as grabbing fast food.