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. For more inspiration, check out all of our top low-carb recipes, keto ground beef recipes, or, if you prefer to keep it lean, check out these low-carb ground turkey recipes.

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)

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)

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)

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)