If you want fast, easy, nutritious, and varied ways of cooking with ground beef, our three keto ground beef recipes will show you how. This keto-Primal meal plan and prep featuring ground beef will teach you how to cook lunches, dinners, and leftovers in 15 minutes. Disclaimer: If you’re not a fast vegetable chopper and dicing onions makes you feel like a teary slowpoke, you might not pull the entire meal prep off in 15 minutes, but that’s OK! Take your time to get everything washed, prepared, and chopped before you start cooking so that once the ground beef starts sizzling in the skillet, you’re 15 minutes away from an Asian Ground Beef Bowl, Cheeseburger Salad, and Spicy Ground Beef Tacos.
Step 1: Add 1-2 tablespoons avocado or olive oil to a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Brown all three pounds of ground beef at once. Separate the ground beef into three equal portions—keep one pound of browned ground beef in the skillet, and separate the other two pounds into two separate bowls.
Step 2: Make the Keto Asian Ground Beef Bowl
To the ground beef remaining in the skillet, add 1/4 cup chopped onion, and 4 cloves minced garlic. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until the garlic is fragrant.
Add 1/4 cup beef bone broth. Add 2 tablespoons Primal Kitchen No-Soy Teriyaki Sauce, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes. Stir well, and allow to simmer for 3-5 minutes or until the liquid evaporates.
Meanwhile, in a separate skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon avocado or olive oil, and 1 package or 1 head of fresh or frozen riced cauliflower. Cook, stirring frequently, until cauliflower is softened, about 5-6 minutes. Season with salt as desired.
Serve the Keto Asian Ground Beef on top of cooked cauliflower rice. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and chopped green onions.
Step 3: Start the Keto Spicy Ground Beef Tacos
Add 1 pound of browned ground beef to a skillet over medium-high heat.
Add 1-2 chipotle peppers with about 1/4 teaspoon of the adobo sauce.
Add 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, a dash of red pepper flakes (if desired), and a pinch of salt.
Stir together and make a little well in the middle of the skillet. To the well, add 1/4 cup chopped onion and 1 clove of minced garlic.
Cook for about 5-7 minutes.
Step 4: While the keto spicy ground beef for the tacos is cooking, prep the cheeseburger salad.
In a large bowl, add 3 cups of any lettuce mix you’d like (Bibb, romaine, butter, or green leaf work well in this salad).
Add browned ground beef on top of the lettuce.
Add 1/4 cup sliced cherry tomatoes, 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 1 tablespoon diced or sliced white or red onion, as many pickle slices as you’d like, a sprinkle of salt, and dress with Primal Kitchen Thousand Island Dressing.
Additional optional Cheeseburger Salad toppings: sliced avocado or 2 tablespoons guacamole, a fried egg, crumbled bacon, etc.
Step 5: Finish the Keto Spicy Beef Tacos
When the beef is finished cooking, get your “taco shells” ready. We used green cabbage leaves, but you could use any sturdy green like kale, chard, or romaine lettuce.
Pile about 1/2 cup of the browned ground beef in each cup.
Top with guacamole or avocado slices, a sprinkle of green onion, and 1 tablespoon pico de gallo.
If you’re not dairy-free, you could also add a bit of shredded cheese or sour cream to each cup.
Keto Ground Beef Recipes Nutrition Info (per serving):
Keto Asian Ground Beef Bowl
(1/4 of entire recipe) Calories: 306 Carbs: 7 grams Net Carbs: 5 grams Fat: 19 grams Protein: 25 grams
Keto Spicy Ground Beef Tacos
(2 tacos without cheese or sour cream) Calories: 190 Carbs: 11 grams Net Carbs: 9 grams Fat: 11 grams Protein: 12 grams