Low carb and keto ground beef recipes

Ground beef is a go-to for busy weeknights, potlucks, and barbecues. It’s hearty, filling, and extremely versatile, making it perfectly suited to a low carb or keto diet. We’ve lost count of how many ways to enjoy it, but you’ll find our best recipes here!

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We’ve been cooking up some exciting new dishes in our kitchens — we hope you enjoy our latest ground beef recipes as much as we do!

Buying ground beef

Most butchers will grind fresh ground beef for you if you ask nicely, but plenty of shelf-ready options are available.

Labels such as ground round, ground chuck, or ground sirloin are used to indicate the source of the meat, but it’s often easiest to select ground beef using the percent lean to fat labels.

Generally, leaner ground beef (90/10%) is best suited for casseroles, soups, meatloaf, meatballs, and other dishes. It will have less shrinkage, meaning the volume of meat will reduce less as the recipe cooks.

Use fattier blends like 80/20% or less lean for burgers, making them more tender, juicy, and flavorful.

Preparing and storing ground beef

Over-mixing burgers, meatballs, or meatloaf can cause the meat to be tougher. Handle the meat gently and mix only until just combined for best results.

Even if you adore biting into the bright pink center of a juicy burger, ground beef should always be cooked to a safe internal temperature of at least 160°F (71°C) before serving in order to kill harmful bacteria which may be present.

Freshly ground beef keeps well in the refrigerator for only two to three days but can be frozen for up to six months when properly wrapped and stored.

If you like to have quick meals on hand or prefer to batch cook, try cooking ground beef prior to freezing. You can freeze ground beef cooked as burgers, meatballs, or as mince for tacos, chili, or soups.


Top rated keto and low carb ground beef recipes

See our most popular 5-star rated ground beef recipes right here. This is more than just a collection of cozy casseroles, we’ve got fragrant dishes from around the globe, too! Be prepared, and make a double batch to freeze the extras for later – you’ll be glad you did!


Comforting keto and low carb ground beef casseroles

Invited to a large gathering or potluck? No worries, you can stay on plan with these winning casseroles. How does a Double burger casserole or Chili bake (both keto, of course!) sound to share with your friends?

Recipes for perfect keto or low carb hamburgers, meatballs, and meatloaf

Whether it’s a weeknight or the weekend, burgers, meatballs and meatloaf are always welcome at the table. We love that they’re family and freezer friendly!