15-Minute Meal Prep: Keto Ground Beef Recipes

keto ground beef recipesIf 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.

Shopping List for Keto Ground Beef Meal Plan

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  • 3 pounds grass-fed ground beef
  • 1 head Bibb, Romaine, or green leaf lettuce
  • 1 head green cabbage, kale, or chard
  • 1 head cauliflower, riced, OR 1 bag fresh or frozen riced cauliflower
  • 1 large white or red onion
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 2 large avocados, or 1 package keto-friendly guacamole
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 package organic shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 container organic sour cream (if desired)
  • 1 bottle avocado or olive oil
  • 1 small bottle sesame oil (toasted is fine)
  • 1 bottle Primal Kitchen No-Soy Teriyaki Sauce
  • 1 container beef bone broth
  • 1 can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 jar toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 jar ground ginger
  • 1 jar ground cumin
  • 1 jar red pepper flakes
  • 1 box of salt (any type you like)
  • 1 jar sliced pickles (no sugar added)
  • 1 package prepared pico de gallo (no sugar added)

Keto Asian Ground Beef Bowl Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil or olive oil
  • 1 pound grass-fed ground beef
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup beef bone broth
  • 2 tablespoons Primal Kitchen No-Soy Teriyaki Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 package cauliflower rice, cooked
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon green onions, chopped

Makes 4 servings

Keto Spicy Ground Beef Tacos Ingredients

For the ground beef:

  • 1 tablespoon Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil or olive oil
  • 1 pound grass-fed ground beef
  • 1-2 chipotle peppers
  • 1/4 teaspoon adobo sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

To assemble each taco:

  • 1/4 cup spicy browned ground beef per taco
  • Green cabbage leaves, separated (can use kale, chard, or Romaine leaves as well)
  • 2 avocado slices or 2 tablespoons prepared guacamole per taco
  • Sprinkle of green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon pico de gallo per taco

One serving = 2 tacos

Keto Cheeseburger Salad Ingredients

To assemble each salad:

  • 3 cups lettuce
  • 1/2 cup browned grass-fed ground beef
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon onions, diced or sliced
  • Pickle slices
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons Primal Kitchen Thousand Island Dressing

Optional additional toppings:

  • Crumbled bacon
  • Fried egg
  • Avocado slices or guacamole

Makes 1 salad

How to: Keto Ground Beef Meal Prep

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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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

  1. Add 1 pound of browned ground beef to a skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add 1-2 chipotle peppers with about 1/4 teaspoon of the adobo sauce.
  3. Add 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, a dash of red pepper flakes (if desired), and a pinch of salt.
  4. 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.
  5. Cook for about 5-7 minutes.

Step 4: While the keto spicy ground beef for the tacos is cooking, prep the cheeseburger salad.

  1. 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).
  2. Add browned ground beef on top of the lettuce.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

  1. 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.
  2. Pile about 1/2 cup of the browned ground beef in each cup.
  3. Top with guacamole or avocado slices, a sprinkle of green onion, and 1 tablespoon pico de gallo.
  4. 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

Keto Cheeseburger Salad
(1 salad)
Calories: 498
Carbs: 11 grams
Net Carbs: 8 grams
Fat: 37 grams
Protein: 31 grams

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