30 Best Ground Beef Recipes

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Looking for the best ground beef recipes? We’ve rounded up 30 of our favorite ground beef recipes that you can make. So if you’re wondering “what can I cook with ground beef?” you, my friend, have come to the right place!

30 Best Ground Beef Recipes

We all know that ground beef is an inexpensive protein staple that is easy to have on hand, either refrigerated or frozen. The best part? Ground beef is inexpensive, tasty, satisfying, and easy to cook. 

Following a ketogenic diet does not need breaking the bank, especially if you’re using low-cost meat like ground beef. You can learn more about how to stay keto on a budget in our blog post. 

Ground beef is an excellent source of protein and is also carb-free. It also includes several B vitamins, which are essential for brain function.

From casseroles, meatloaves, soups, dairy-free, to Mexican-inspired recipes and many more, you will never get bored with this complete list that we have created for you.

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Another significant advantage is that ground beef is generally less expensive than other beef cuts, so it fits into virtually any household budget. In addition, when you do stock up, it’s simple to store and will keep in the freezer for months.

How To Cook Ground Beef

Ground beef may be cooked in a variety of ways, but there are a few techniques to keep this kind of meat tastes better.

  • When there are no pink parts left in the pan, your ground beef is thoroughly cooked. Per pound of beef, this will take around 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Cook the ground beef in a small amount of oil before serving. This will help the ground beef brown evenly and keep it from sticking to the pan.
  • Break your meat into big pieces with a spatula or wooden spoon, but don’t mix too much or break into extremely small bits. Because the meat is cut into smaller pieces, more moisture evaporates throughout the cooking process, resulting in steaming meat rather than even browning.

Reasons to Make Ground Beef Recipes

  • inexpensive
  • easy to cook
  • can be used in endless delicious recipes such as meatloaf, hamburgers, keto chili, or zucchini lasagna.
  • Ground beef freezes well, so when it’s on sale you can stock up on some high-quality meat.

Ground Beef Nutrition

Beef is high in protein, which is necessary for development, tissue repair, energy, and immunological function. Beef is also high in protein, zinc, iron, and B vitamins, all of which are necessary elements for a healthy lifestyle.

The USDA website provides the following nutritional information for 3 ounces (85g) of cooked ground beef (85% lean), pan-browned, with no additional oil or salt. 

  • Calories: 212
  • Fat: 13g
  • Sodium: 76mg
  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 0g
  • Protein: 24g

Best Ground Beef Recipes

Easy Keto Breakfast Sandwich

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This easy keto breakfast sandwich is one of the meals I love to take with me at work. This sandwich is extremely low in carbs, very macro friendly and easy to make. Delicious cheesy eggs, juicy sausage patty, avocado are united to form an outstanding no-bread sandwich.
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Keto Ground Beef Meat Pie

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Savory meat pie is a classic crowd pleaser, but traditional versions can be hard to fit into a keto or low-carb lifestyle.
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Quick and Easy Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe – Keto & Whole30 Friendly

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Learn how to make the ultimate egg roll in a bowl recipe that's your favorite egg roll minus the wrapper. This egg roll in a bowl with coleslaw mix is keto-friendly, making it the perfect choice for your keto egg roll cravings.
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Keto Pizza Casserole with Ground Beef Recipe

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With a delicious meaty base and lots of cheesy goodness, you won’t miss the doughy crust!
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The Best Keto Meatballs Recipe

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These keto meatballs are moist, tender juicy, perfect without any breadcrumbs or flour. Learn how to make low carb meatballs that are perfect for meal prep, served as appetizers and great to take to work. I provide instructions for oven baking meatballs, pan frying or air-frying.
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Keto Swedish Meatballs

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These gluten free and keto Swedish meatballs are a terrific spinoff of a family recipe. Think juicy and incredibly flavorful meatballs, bathed in a creamy and luscious gravy!
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Stuffed Zucchini Boats

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These stuffed zucchini boats are the perfect way to enjoy a delicious and fresh recipe filled with a tasty beef meat sauce all covered in melty mozzarella cheese. This zucchini recipe has plenty of Italian flavors, the zucchini is tender, and the meat is extremely flavorful.
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Smoky Stuffed Poblano Peppers

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If you like jalapeno poppers, this smoked stuffed poblano pepper recipe is a must try.
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Low Carb Keto Stuffed Peppers – Healthy and Easy to Make

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These keto stuffed peppers are extremely flavorful, easy to make, and taste just like lasagna. This is a healthy stuffed peppers recipe loved by all the family members. It's low carb and we don't need any rice to make the filling.
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Low Carb Nachos with Mini Peppers

Low Carb Nachos with Mini Peppers are a fun and delicious way to enjoy loaded nachos without the carbs. Loaded nachos are easy to make, perfect for a party, Game Day, snack, or quick dinner.
Low Carb Nachos with Mini Peppers are a fun and delicious way to enjoy loaded nachos without the carbs. Loaded nachos are easy to make, perfect for a party, Game Day, snack, or quick dinner.
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Asian Lettuce Wraps

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A quick, easy, and healthy dinner that tastes delicious! Gluten and dairy-free!
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The Best Zucchini Lasagna Recipe (Not Watery) – Keto and Low Carb

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Zucchini lasagna is a delicious low carb, gluten-free meal, keto recipe that will make you forget about pasta. It’s packed with flavor, and the zucchini is the perfect replacement for lasagna noodles. This zucchini lasagna is also freezer friendly and is an excellent quick keto dinner.
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Egg-In-A-Hole Burgers

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You’ve probably heard of egg-in-the-whole-toast before, but this takes it to another level.
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Easy Delicious Low Carb Keto Mini Cheeseburger with Big Mac Sauce

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These delicious mini cheeseburgers are baked in the oven and served with the tastiest big mac sauce. They’re so easy to make, perfect for a party or game day as appetizers. Everyone will love these bite-sized snacks completed by a flavourful special sauce.
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Big Mac Salad – Keto Cheeseburger Salad Recipe

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This Big Mac salad is loaded with hearty ground beef, fresh lettuce, tomato, and an incredible big mac sauce that tastes just like the original. In under 20 minutes, make the best gluten-free keto cheeseburger salad that’s nutritious and crazy delicious!
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Taco Stuffed Tomatoes

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Who knew that whole tomatoes could be such a great vessel for all of this deliciousness?
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Best Low Carb Keto Chili

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Learn how to make the best Keto Chili ever! It's loaded with delicious ground beef and lots of veggies. No beans, so it’s low-carb! This chili mixes spicy meat with fresh veggies, making it a top choice for anyone looking for a healthy and easy-to-make keto meal.
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One Pot Zuppa Toscana

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This Zuppa Toscana is a heartwarming one-pot soup that's perfect for a chilly day. It’s a hearty combination of mild sausage, bacon, and a creamy, rich broth. That's why this Italian soup is one of the most popular Olive Garden Soup. Enjoy a keto soup loaded with fresh kale, crumbly Italian Sausage, cauliflower to replace potatoes, and a silky broth.
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Keto Cheeseburger Soup

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This easy keto cheeseburger soup is a hearty one pot meal made with lean ground beef, carrots, celery, and cheddar cheese. Plus, it’s extra rich and creamy, super comforting, and loaded with flavor.
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Keto Taco Stuffed Avocado Boats

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This is an excellent stuffed avocado recipe to start with if you’ve been wanting to try stuffed avocados.
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Keto Breakfast Casserole

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Eating a nutrient-dense breakfast, loaded with protein and healthy vegetables will give you energy. This breakfast casserole recipe makes 6 servings, meaning that you have breakfast ready for the whole week or you can share it with your family.
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Keto Taco Casserole

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This keto taco casserole is loaded with the best Mexican flavours, tender ground beef, and delicious cheddar cheese. Super easy to assemble, this it's a family favourite comfort food for busy days.
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Keto Sloppy Joes

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There’s nothing like homemade sloppy Joes from scratch with a delicious sloppy joe sauce.  Use lean ground beef, pork or turkey for this easy healthy recipe and see why we love it.
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Keto Ground Beef Casserole: The Perfect Comfort Dish

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Indulge in this hearty and delicious Keto Ground Beef Casserole Recipe! It’s the ultimate low-carb comfort food with tender ground beef, creamy cream cheese, and a blend of cheddar and mozzarella cheeses. Don’t worry about compromising your health and weight loss goals – this easy and healthy casserole satisfies your cravings guilt-free!
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Keto Korean Beef

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This Keto Korean Beef is super quick to make an Asian dinner recipe, full of flavor that everyone loves. Serve it over cauliflower rice for a complete keto meal or in lettuce wraps for a low carb lunch option that's ready in under 15 minutes.
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If you need a healthy and tasty meal option for a weeknight family dinner, this keto ground beef and broccoli recipe is what you need to try tonight. This protein-packed dish is full of flavor and is great for busy weeknights.
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Beef, Spinach & Mozzarella One-Pot Bake

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This recipe that involves beef, spinach and mozzarella cheese is sure to be a family favorite.
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Keto Spicy Beef Ramen

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This cozy bowl isn’t just better for you. It tastes a million times better than takeout, too.
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Mexican Zucchini And Beef

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This hearty and vibrant Mexican zucchini and beef recipe takes your dinner routine to the next level. Made from a few and easy to find ingredients, this flavorful skillet recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner that will become a family favorite.
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Easy Taco Salad Recipe

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This taco salad it's super easy to make in just 20 minutes from scratch with wholesome ingredients. It's a healthy salad recipe with ground beef, fresh lettuce, avocado, and cheddar cheese. Loaded with flavor, you have to try this taco salad recipe that's delicious, creamy, and perfectly spiced.
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