20 Healthy, Low-Carb Ground Beef Recipes

If you're dieting for a health condition or simply looking to eat a bit healthier, reducing your processed carbohydrate intake is one place to start. Take a look at our delicious, user-approved recipes with less carbs than you would expect from dishes with so much flavor.

Keep in mind that all nutrition information is approximate, and you should always talk to your doctor before beginning a diet.

Not Your Mama's Low-Carb Meatloaf

"I've made this two different times and love it! It is so addictive. I added liquid smoke to the sauce and some garlic and onion powder so it has a stronger barbecue flavor."

-maryann denobrega

(12.4 grams carbohydrate/serving)

Low-Carb Slaw

"This is a go to recipe for me while I'm acclimating to a keto way of eating. If you like bold spice, I used cayenne or crushed red pepper flakes (sizzled in the sesame oil) to get heat without additional liquid. I make a double batch and take it to work for a weeks worth of lunches."


(7.8g grams carbohydrate/serving)

Grandma's Sloppy Joes

"This is not just amazing, a keeper and great... it's the bomb. I had the day off and started cooking early. I usually serve supper at 6:00. Guess it smelled good, because I stuffed myself and was asleep by 3:30."

-David G.

(14.7 grams carbohydrate/serving)

Low-Carb Chili

"Love this recipe with the allspice and cinnamon. Any beer on hand will do but I've found that dark beer and Porters add a bit more depth. Bonus is that beer is more fun to sip on while you're laboring over a hot stove."


(8.5 grams carbohydrate/serving)

Laurie's Low-Carb Meatloaf

"My wife is doing a low-carb diet and she loves this. Only difference is I used chicken broth instead of tomato sauce. She said it tasted like it came from a fancy restaurant."

-Will W.

(2.1 grams carbohydrate/serving)

Low-Carb Stuffed Peppers

"Absolutely delicious! I am in the transition from vegetarian to a ketogenic diet, and this was a great way to start off. Great flavor, the meat wasn't dry at all."


(11.8 grams carbohydrate/serving)

Zucchini & Ground Beef Casserole

"Good job! This is so simple to make and tastes great. I added garlic but followed the rest as written. I served this over penne pasta with a salad and garlic bread. A very enjoyable meal."


(9.1 grams carbohydrate/serving)

Low-Carb Taco Bake

"This is definitely in the "keep" stack of our low-carb choices! My husband was recently diagnosed diabetic and we are trying many new low-carb recipes. This is one that he really enjoyed."


(3.7 grams carbohydrate/serving)


"I loved how easy this was pulled together, everyone thought it took me all day to make."


(9.4 grams carbohydrate/serving)

Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Bake

"Wow. Have been doing a modified Atkins diet for some time and this recipe has opened me up to a whole new realm. I have been having dreams about spaghetti for months. I thought I could never enjoy another day without my wonderful carb-laden spaghetti... until I met this recipe. Thank you for filling my pasta desires with a great recipe!"

-Aj H.

(12.9 grams carbohydrate/serving)

Pizza Meatloaf Cups

"Clever and fast to make, and perfect for kids! I pressed the bottom of a shot glass into the muffins to make the hole for the cheese."


(3.4 grams carbohydrate/serving)

Low-Carb Supreme Pizza Casserole

"Love this recipe! So easy to make... there's really no way to mess it up. My entire family, from my carb-watching husband to my incredibly picky son, loved it. I was even able to make this a little healthier by sneaking in some Italian turkey sausage."

-Clarissa B.

(13.6 grams carbohydrate/serving)

Low-Carb Breakfast Meatballs

"I signed up as a member just to review this recipe. I have been doing low carbs for many years and am always looking for new recipes. I am so addicted to these!"


(1.1 grams carbohydrate/serving)

Zucchini Beef Skillet

"Extremely versatile! Have made this as directed and as my family prefers it... as lettuce wraps!"

-Tallie in Pacific NW

(9.8 grams carbohydrate/serving)

Cabbage Beef Bake

"Great flavors. Loved that it is low in carbohydrates naturally without trying or thinking about it. Has versitility within ingredients too. I stuck with this instructions minus the sugar. The family loved it, only requested next time more cabage."

-Daniela R.

(18.1 grams carbohydrate/serving)

No-Dough Meat Crust Pizza

"My husband and I both loved this! We cooked ours in a circle pan and used a little extra meat to create a thicker meat crust. I also put it in the broiler for about two minutes at the end to crisp the topping."


(6.3 grams carbohydrate/serving)

Mexican Beef & Spinach Casserole

"This recipe freezes well and the leftovers make a terrific omelette filling."


(7.3 grams carbohydrate/serving)

Low-Carb Cheeseburger Quiche

"This was excellent! Being on a low-carb diet, this was so flavorful and delicious, I almost forgot how much I miss starchy sides."


(10.8 grams carbohydrate/serving)

Low-Carb Lasagna Mama

"Just delicious! My husband and I were surprised how similar it tasted to lasagna, we did not miss the pasta at all. Perfect for the South Beach diet!"

-mums the word

(8.9 grams carbohydrate/serving)

Zucchini Noodles with Ground Beef

'This vegetable pasta is really awesome!"


(10.7 grams carbohydrate/serving)