Keto ground beef plate

Keto ground beef plate

Real food on a plate. Ground beef. Shredded cheddar. Greens, cucumbers, and peppers. Because a keto dinner doesn't have to be complicated.

Keto ground beef plate

Real food on a plate. Ground beef. Shredded cheddar. Greens, cucumbers, and peppers. Because a keto dinner doesn't have to be complicated.
2 servingservings


  • ¾ lb 325 g ground beef
  • 2 oz. 50 g butter for frying
  • 4 oz. 110 g shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 oz. 50 g lettuce
  • ½ ½ cucumber
  • ½ ½ green bell peppergreen bell peppers
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper


Instructions are for 2 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Brown the ground beef in butter until it is thoroughly cooked and most of the juice has evaporated.
  2. Lower the heat towards the end. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Serve together with raw veggies and shredded cheese. Drizzle olive oil over the salad before serving.


Add some taco seasoning to the beef, and this meal takes on a Tex-Mex air. If you decide to head in that direction, a dollop of sour cream might be a nice addition.

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  1. Tracie
    This is a joke, right?
  2. Harry
    It doesn't look very appealing, but I think this "plate" series of posts are meant to serve as an illustration for keto/low-carb beginners what ingredients they can use, portion size, meal ratios of protein to vegetables to fats, etc. Like the other beginner guides about certain food groups, it helps to see how much they can eat while only consuming a certain low amount of carbs. For people who want to cook more elaborate meals later, they have hundreds of tasty recipes with elegant photos of the finished meals as suggestions, but many of those require a lot of ingredients and more preparation time or skills, and that might seem daunting to some people.
    Reply: #8
  3. BobM
    This might be for beginners, but as a person who has been low carb for about 4 years, this wouldn't work for me. First, pretty much ANY carbs, including those on that plate, kick me out of ketosis. Second, I could easily eat that amount of meat (eating two meals per day) -- easily. I've eating 1.5 pounds of ground meat at a sitting. Third, if I eat as much meat, particularly lean meat, as I'd like, I get kicked out of ketosis. Last week, I fasted 40 hours, lifted weights, then ate lean meats all day. I ate NOTHING but MEAT that day. The next morning, I was out of ketosis (0.2 BOHB). This happens all the time. If I want to stay in ketosis, I have to up the fat content and lower the protein content.
  4. Madeleine Clark
    I don't understand.
    I though these plates were for people like me type 2 overweight on insulin.
    So I can eat better and get off insulin??
    I'm in Uk and it's hard to find diet help from doctors and nurses.
    I hate being like this.
    Best Wishes, Maddy
    Reply: #6
  5. Bernadene Whitten
    Personally I like this meal. Simple and everyone can make the plate to their liking. I eat the keto diet my family doesn't. I'd add some low carb tomato sauce and mix everything together. Pass the hot sauce! Perfect meal.
  6. Bernadene Whitten
    Madeleine, my doctor put me on the keto diet. I was pre diabetic now after 45 days and my doctor visit today I'm no longer at risk of diabetes. My eye sight has improved, I'm able to walk again after 5 years in a wheelchair, albeit slowly, I've lost 35 pounds, I no longer use my asthma medication, and I was removed from one of my pain meds. My body tells me when I'm not in ketosis I have an asthma attack, so this is my medication, my Way Of Eating or WOE. Good luck and this is a great site.
  7. Melissa
    On a Friday night, after a long week, I really appreciated the simplicity of this meal. I added some sesame oil to give it a little bit of an Asian flair and it was good. Next time, I think I will make lettuce wraps with it.
  8. J
    Yes. Thanks for explaining. That why I am on this page. Very helpful page. Thanks
  9. Rosemary
    Couple issues I have here. The cucumber portion looks small. I would rather have them give me a weight portion since cucumbers come in all sizes. Also, the picture shows leafy greens. If I want to add that to the dinner is it going to increase the carbs??
    Reply: #11
  10. Rosemary
    Forgot to add, same with the green pepper. I think weight portions are required for these vegetables. Thank you!
  11. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    Thank you, I have passed your feedback on to our Recipes team.

    For the greens, yes they will add carbs. The amount of carbs added will vary based on the greens you prefer. Baby spinach is a great, very low carb option.

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