The ketogenic diet, known for its low-carb and high-fat approach, has gained immense popularity in recent years. It's not just a diet; it's a lifestyle that encourages indulgence in flavorful and satisfying meals while promoting weight loss and improved health.
Beef is a great choice for the ketogenic diet for many different reasons. It’s high in fat, protein, and nutrients while also having zero carbs. If you're a beef lover looking to embark on a keto journey, you're in for a treat. In this article, we'll explore a range of mouthwatering keto beef recipes that will make your taste buds sing.
1. Keto Meatballs
Most meatballs are made with breadcrumbs, making them unsuitable for the keto diet. However, if you change your recipe ever so slightly, you can make keto friendly meatballs that taste just as good, if not better, than the classics. Using almond flour instead of breadcrumbs, you get the same taste and texture of regular meatballs, but low-carb!
Find our favorite recipe for Keto Meatballs on Wholesome Yum
2. Low Carb Keto Stuffed Peppers
These low carb stuffed peppers are the perfect way to satisfy your pasta cravings without the actual pasta traditionally loaded with carbs. Made with deliciously melted cheese and a rich, meaty sauce, this will quickly become one of your favorite dinners. Plus, it only takes minutes to make!
Find our favorite recipe for Keto Stuffed Peppers on Wholesome Yum
3. Keto Machaca Broccoli Salad
Machaca is one of our favorite ingredients to cook with while following the keto diet. This 100% American meat is slow-cooked for over 5 hours, dried, and then shredded to a fine and airy consistency to create what is often referred to as jerky chew. It is great to add into any recipe you can think of to give yourself an extra boost of protein and a little extra flavor to your meal as well. One of our favorite recipes to use the machaca with is this Broccoli salad. It takes just 15 minutes of prep making it the perfect recipe for those that like to minimize their time in the kitchen. Plus it’s delicious.
Find our favorite recipe for Machaca Broccoli Salad on People’s Choice Beef Jerky
4. Keto Ground Beef Stir Fry
Cook up this effortless Low-Carb Ground Beef Stir-Fry for a quick dinner with minimal ingredients, all in a single pan. In under half an hour, relish a family-approved keto meal. You could make this in lots of different ways by adding in a variety of different veggies, but we love it just as is with the zucchini and squash. This will also leave you with yummy leftovers for days, perfect for when you don’t feel like cooking.
Find our favorite recipe for Ground Beef Stir Fry on Kasey Trenum
5. Easy Low Carb Keto Cheeseburger Casserole
Typically, traditional cheeseburger casserole recipes incorporate a starch element, commonly pasta, occasionally roasted potatoes, or rice. However, these options are clearly incompatible with a low-carb cheeseburger casserole. That’s why this recipe uses cauliflower instead! Quick and easy to make, simple ingredients, and family sized portions, this will quickly become a household favorite.
Find our favorite recipe for keto cheeseburger casserole on Wholesome Yum
6. Easy Keto Cheesy Taco Skillet
From watch parties to special get togethers and week day meals, this is the perfect all around low carb meal . Made with ooey-gooey cheese, veggies and meat, this recipe is simple, easy, and delicious. It also just so happens to be low carb and keto.
Find our favorite recipe for this cheesy taco skillet on Gypsy Plate
7. Meaty Keto Cabbage Soup
If you’re looking for a cozy bowl of comfort that packs the flavor but not the carbs, this is the perfect dish for you. This recipe is a delicious and nutritious addition to a keto meal plan, offering a hearty and satisfying option while helping you stay within your carb and fat targets. It’s especially perfect for those cooler fall or winter nights.
Find our favorite recipe for this Meaty Cabbage Soup on Gypsy Plate
8. Bacon Wrapped Keto Meatloaf
This keto-friendly dinner is guaranteed to be a huge hit with everyone, carb-eating or not. The bacon adds a nice crunch on top of the meatloaf and the almond flour acts as a perfect binder between the two. Not only is this healthier for you than regular meatloaf, but dare we say it tastes better too?
Find our favorite recipe for Keto Meatloaf on Delish
9. Keto Birria Tacos
If you’re looking for a way to keep tacos in your diet while being on keto, we’ve got you covered. Using low carb tortillas, these tacos have just 4.7 grams of carbs, 13.4 grams of fat, 54 grams of protein, and 364 calories. We could eat these every day.
Find our favorite recipe for Birria Taco's on Mia’s Balanced Life
10. Keto Crunchwrap Supreme
Here we have basically another taco recipe because we simply can’t live without them! This low carb, keto crunch wrap supreme tastes just like the original with only a fraction of the carbs and is made with fresh ingredients, including a homemade low carb cheese sauce. Although you may have to spend a decent amount of time in the kitchen to create this dish, we can confidently say it's worth it.
Find our favorite recipe for this Keto Crunchwrap on Farmstead Chick
11. Keto Beef and Broccoli
As the name suggests, this is a super simple dish because it’s quite literally just beef and broccoli. This is the perfect hearty and healthy dinner without all the unnecessary carbs. Eat it on its own, over cauliflower rice, or however else you see fit. Keep it simple or get creative with it.
Find our favorite recipe for this keto beef and broccoli on Delish
12. Keto Taco Stuffed Avocado Boats
If you’re looking for a way to make tacos without the hassle of having to find low carb tortillas, this is the recipe for you. Using avocados as the base of this dish, fill them with meat of your choice, veggies, and any of your other favorite keto toppings for a delicious bite. You can make this as a snack, side dish, or even have them as your full meal.
Find our favorite recipe for these keto stuffed avocados on Drive Me Hungry
13. Beef Cauliflower Fried Rice
This low-carb keto stir fry is made with cauliflower rice for a delicious twist on the classic dish. To make this entire meal you only need a few simple ingredients. Plus, it’s all cooked in one pot for an easy weeknight dinner, leftover lunch, or meal prep.
Find our favorite recipe for this beef cauliflower fried rice on Plating Pixels
14. Keto Sloppy Joes
Sloppy Joes. The classic All American comfort food. Of course we had to include a keto-friendly version of this on our keto beef recipes list. These joes are the perfect mix of sweet, salty, and tangy. Simply replace the buns with keto hamburger buns so you can enjoy this meal, guilt free.
Find our favorite recipe for keto sloppy joes on My Keto Kitchen
15. Keto Sausage Roll
These low-carb keto sausage rolls have a crispy outside and a moist inside. What more could you ask for? Create your own keto dough, add in a mix of shredded beef and pork, roll, and bake! This recipe requires a little more time, but it’s worth it once you taste how delicious these are. Freeze leftover bites for snacking!
Find our favorite recipe for these keto sausage rolls on My Keto Kitchen
16. Queso Keto Taco Soup
This recipe is that classic cheesy queso we all know and love, but in soup form. It’s rich, creamy, and packed with tons of bold flavors to keep you completely satisfied. Plus, you can throw this together super quickly with ingredients you more than likely already have at home. You’ll thank us later for this one.
Find our favorite recipe for this queso keto taco soup on Kasey Trenum
17. Keto Beef Taquitos
These keto beef taquitos are easy to make, bursting with flavor, low-carb, and gluten free. Share them as a snack, an appetizer, or a side dish. Either way, everyone will be thanking you for this creation. By baking a mixture of cheeses until they’ve melted, you can take these delicious cheese piles, fill them with meat, and roll them up so the cheese acts as the tortilla.
Find our favorite recipe for these keto beef taquitos on Officially Gluten Free
18. Keto Chili
Traditional chili often includes beans which are high in carbs, taking it off the list of things you can eat while on keto. Lucky for you, this recipe replaces those beans with low-carb ingredients instead so you can satisfy your cravings while staying in ketosis. This chili is easy to make, family friendly, and customizable.
Find our favorite recipe for keto chili on Kasey Trenum
19. Cheesy Keto Philly Cheesesteak Casserole
This Cheesy Keto Philly Cheesesteak Casserole is everything you want from a Philly cheesesteak sandwich but without all the carbs! Thinly shaved ribeye with sauteed onions and peppers, topped with melted provolone cheese layered and baked. An easy and healthy low carb, one-pot dinner everyone will love!
Find our favorite recipe for this keto Philly cheesesteak casserole on Kasey Trenum
20. Keto Steak Quesadilla
We’ve got another Taco Bell dupe with this recipe. Make your own Taco Bell sauce, swap out regular tortillas with low-carb ones, and you’ve got a delicious meal where you can taste the homemade difference. This is a simple dish everyone will love.
Find our favorite recipe for this keto steak quesadilla on Jennifer Banz
21. Keto Lasagna
Making lasagna keto is super easy since all you have to do is take out the noodles. Pretty much everything else stays the same! You can also substitute a vegetable like thinly sliced zucchini for the noodles making it low carb. This is a comforting and delicious dish that everyone can enjoy.
Find our favorite recipe for keto lasagna on Jennifer Banz
22. Keto Walking Taco
Elevate your taco night experience with the effortless keto walking taco casserole. Featuring expertly seasoned beef combined with zesty tomatoes and green chilis, smothered in melted cheese, and crowned with keto-friendly chips and all your favorite taco fixings, this meal is a satisfying delight that's bound to leave everyone asking for more seconds!
Find our favorite recipe for this keto walking taco on Jennifer Banz
23. Keto Pizza Casserole
One of the hardest parts about being on the keto diet is arguably not being able to enjoy pizza. Thankfully for this recipe, now we can! This casserole is layered with a mixture of ground beef and sausage, marinara sauce, cheese, and pepperoni. Enjoy this tasty meal in under 30 minutes.
Find our favorite recipe for keto pizza casserole on Jennifer Banz
24. Keto Shepards Pie
Keto Shepherd's Pie is the meaty casserole you remember your grandma making, but with a low carb make-over! Using cauliflower as the base, it’s packed with so many delicious flavors and is a great way to use the leftover meat and veggies in your fridge.
Find our favorite recipe for Shepards pie on Jennifer Banz
25. Bacon Onion Bombs
These bacon onion bombs may look intimidating to make, but they’re actually super simple. Using only onion, beef, cheese, and bacon, anyone can do it! They’re fun, delicious, and can be served as a side or on their own.
Find our favorite recipe for bacon onion bombs on Jennifer Banz
26. Keto Empanadas
This recipe also requires a little bit more time in the kitchen as you have to make the dough from scratch with almond flour so it's low-carb enough to be considered keto. All the while, this is still one of our favorites on the list.
Find our favorite recipe for keto empanadas on Wholesome Yum
27. Keto Cheeseburger Zucchini Boats
Sometimes it can be hard to find ways to incorporate fruits and veggies into the keto diet, but zucchini is versatile and can be used in pretty much any recipe. Fill these zucchini boats with a delicious cheeseburger stuffing for a tasty and low-carb meal.
Find our favorite recipe for cheeseburger zucchini boats on Maebells
28. Keto Beef Enchiladas
One of our favorite Mexican dishes is enchiladas, so we knew it was necessary to find a keto version. This recipe swaps out cornstarch with tapioca flour and uses keto friendly tortillas as well. Filled with ground beef and cauliflower rice, these enchiladas are just as delicious as the regular ones.
Find our favorite recipe for keto beef enchiladas on Tastes Lovely
29. Pumpkin Lasagna with Spinach
Now that it’s really starting to feel like fall, what better than a pumpkin lasagna recipe? This keto-friendly recipe calls for “meatza” noodles, which are essentially just a row of meat where the noodles in a typical lasagna would go, but it’s just as delicious. This recipe is delicious and perfect for fall.
Find our favorite recipe for pumpkin lasagna with with spinach on Low Carb Yum
30. Stuffed Eggplant Rolls Wrapped in Bacon
Rather than using pasta for things like lasagna and ravioli, thinly sliced vegetables are a great alternative. These Delicious eggplant rolls are stuffed with ground meat, wrapped in bacon, and topped with tomatoes and cheese. A perfect dish to feed a crowd.
Find our favorite recipe for stuffed eggplant rolls on Low Carb Yum
31. Stuffed Keto Cabbage Rolls
These low-carb cabbage rolls are another perfect example of ways to replace pasta with vegetables. Stuffed with ground beef and a tangy tomato sauce, they are perfect for low-carb meal prep or a family dinner. Everyone is sure to enjoy these.
Find our favorite recipe for stuffed cabbage rolls on Low Carb Yum
32. Souvlaki Beef
Kabobs are always such a fun meal because you can personalize them as much as you want. This marinated Greek souvlaki beef is charred, juicy, and smells so flavorful that cooking it is as fun as eating it. These kabobs are perfect for group BBQs or outdoor lunches.
Find our favorite recipe for souvlaki beef on Low Carb Yum
33. Keto Big Mac Salad
This easy low carb Big Mac salad recipe is a healthy and filling salad that's ready in about 20 minutes. Skip the bun and enjoy the flavors of your favorite cheeseburger in a salad!
Find our favorite recipe for this keto big mac salad on Real Simple Good
34. Italian Ground Beef and Cauliflower Skillet
This Italian Ground Beef and Cauliflower Skillet is a family friendly, easy-to-make recipe that’s perfect for busy weeknights. Chunks of cauliflower and ground beef are cooked in a creamy, tomato-based sauce, then topped with plenty of mozzarella cheese and fresh parsley.
Find our favorite recipe for this Italian ground beef and cauliflower skillet on Delicious Little Bites