15 Paleo Ground Beef Recipes


Ground beef is a paleolithic diet-friendly ingredient that is not only affordable but nutritious as well. However, not all ground beef is equal and you should be going for grass-fed beef instead of ones that have been grain-fed. Why you ask.

Well, grass-fed beef has a higher concentration of nutrients like Omega-3 and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). Omega-3 is a good type of fat that can improve cardiovascular health and help lower the risk of depression, dementia, and arthritis. On the other hand, CLA can help protect you against diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Now, when we talk about ground beef, a lot of people think of burgers but, there’s more to ground beef than just that. It is a very versatile ingredient that can be used in various recipes. Plus, variety means that you’ll be getting your fair share of other paleo ingredients and fiber-rich vegetables.

Moving on, let’s check out these fantastic paleo ground beef recipes that we have for you today.

1.  Paleo Shepherd’s Pie

First up, we have a paleo version of the classic shepherd’s pie from Foraged Dish. Since potato is food non grata in the paleo diet, this recipe skips the usual potato topping and goes for a cauliflower one. You might think that this cauliflower topping will be bland but it’s really flavorful since it is infused with some fresh herbs.

All in all, I think it’s a great dish which you can even bring to potlucks or served to your guests.

Check out the recipe here

2.  Tex-Mex Stuffed Meatloaf

A lot of people seem to dislike meatloaf but, when it comes to this Tex-Mex Stuffed Meatloaf, there’s just no hating it. It’s loaded with nutrients and it’s bursting with all the explosive flavors of Tex-Mex cuisine. In fact, it tastes so good that you won’t even notice the beef liver. Now, that’s a good way of making your picky family members eat the healthy beef liver.

Check out the recipe here

3.  Salisbury Steak

Salisbury Steak Recipe

Salisbury steak isn’t really a steak but a burger patty doused with some tasty brown onion gravy. It’s a crowd-favorite that will have your family asking for second helpings. You can serve it with some salad and cauliflower rice for a more complete meal.

One of the things that I like best about Salisbury steak is that you can make the burger patty mixture ahead of time. Plus, it only takes half an hour to cook so you can make this even on your busy nights.

Check out the recipe here

4.  Primal Pizza Pie Layer Casserole


Another ground beef dish that is sure to be a hit is this Primal Pizza Pie Layer Casserole from Beauty and the Foodie. Just make sure to omit the cheese to make this recipe paleo-friendly.

This dish is low-carb and grain-free. Plus, since this recipe has zucchini and cauliflower, you’ll be able to make your kids eat their veggies without them ever knowing.

Check out the recipe here

5.  Thai Beef with Basil

If you’re looking to make a quick meal with your ground beef, then give this Thai Beef with Basil recipe from Paleo a try. It’s a simple dish that will only take 20 minutes of your time to make. Plus, it has common ingredients that most likely already have on hand. For a more filling meal, serve this with some cauliflower rice.

Check out the recipe here

6.  Polish Stuffed Cabbage

Next, we have this Polish-style recipe of stuffed cabbage rolls from Domestic Soul. Aside from our main ingredient, ground beef, this recipe calls for ingredients like cabbage, tomatoes, butter, eggs, onions and some chicken broth. For flavor, you’ll be using some thyme, savory and the usual salt and pepper.

This recipe requires a bit more work than the other recipes on our list but it is definitely worth it.

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7.  Swedish Meatballs


You might also want to check out this Swedish Meatballs recipe from Pretend It’s a Donut. You just mix some egg, allspice, nutmeg and dried parsley to your ground beef. Then, you form your meatballs and cook on them on your pan. Once done, you’ll turn the meatball leftovers on the pan into something like a gravy. For this, you’ll need some chicken broth, ghee, almond flour, allspice, nutmeg and dried parsley.

Check out the recipe here

8.  Bacon Burger & Fries Paleo Breakfast Bake

Are you looking for something easy to prepare but filling for breakfast? Well, take out your ground beef and start making this Bacon Burger and Fries Paleo Casserole from Paleo Running Mama. It only takes 10 minutes to prepare and the rest of the work will be done by your oven.

The sweet potato, bacon, ground beef, mushroom, spinach and eggs will give you enough energy to get through the day. Plus, any leftovers you might have, you can bring with you to work as lunch.

Check out the recipe here

9. Layered Taco Casserole

Our next recipe is another casserole but this time it’s a Layered Taco Casserole instead of a burger bake. It has a unique plantain crust but you can always use some sweet potatoes if you prefer. This dish is easy to prepare and the layering and the colors make it look very appetizing once it’s served. It’s even better when topped with some paleo sour cream.

Check out the recipe here

10.  Pakistani Kima Beef Curry

For now, let’s venture into Pakistani cuisine with this Kima Beef Curry recipe from Whole New Mom. It’s paleo-friendly, gluten-free, dairy-free and low carb. Plus, you get some options that will make it suitable for vegan and AIP diets.

This dish has a deep, rich flavor that will make you want for more. You can even make it as mild or as spicy as you want by adjusting the amount of curry that you use.

Check out the recipe here

11.  Paleo Taco Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

Is your mealtime always a rushed affair for you? Then, check out Paleo Grubs’ Paleo Taco Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing recipe. It’s a healthy meal which you can easily put together whenever you’re busy. You can even make the avocado dressing and taco seasoning ahead of time to make it even easier to prepare. All in all, this is a great go-to meal for those busy days.

Check out the recipe here

12.  Paleo Burgers with Caramelized Balsamic Onions and Avocado

No ground beef recipe collection is complete without a good burger recipe. So, here we have this tasty Paleo Burgers with Caramelized Balsamic Onions and Avocado recipe from Joyful Healthy Eats.

It’s totally kid-friendly and it’s even gluten-free. Also, this is a bread-less burger but if you have some paleo rolls or sliders, feel free to use them.

Check out the recipe here

13.  Paleo Chili

When it comes to beanless chilis, nothing beats this Paleo Chili recipe from Bakerita. With the Italian sausage, bacon and spices in this dish, it’s no wonder that it is so flavorful. I like it really hot when it comes to chilis but feel free to adjust the amount of cayenne pepper according to your liking. Also, if you want it to be more filling, just add some sweet potatoes and carrots.

Check out the recipe here

14.  Delicata Squash with Caramelized Onion, Beef & Bacon Stuffing

Delicata Squash with Caramelized Onion, Beef & Bacon Stuffing

If you’re looking for a beautiful meal or side dish that you can serve to your guests, look no further than this Delicata Squash recipe. It’s a scrumptious dish that’s both paleo and whole30-friendly.

You’ll be roasting the squash and filling it with a mixture of ground beef, caramelized onions, bacon, spinach and mushrooms. This not only makes this Delicate Squash savory but sweet as well.

Check out the recipe here

15.  Loaded Taco Soup

We’ve mentioned something about a taco casserole and a taco salad recipe. But, did you know that you can have taco as a soup too? Plus, it’s really good! Just check out this Loaded Taco Soup recipe. It’s a satisfying soup that’s just bursting with flavor.

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And, there you have it – 15 scrumptious paleo ground beef recipes. Now, you have more reasons to stock up on those ground beef. Be it breakfast, lunch or dinner this versatile and easy to cook ingredient has your back.

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Take your ground beef to the next level by using these paleo ground beef recipes. It has everything you need from casseroles, salads, soups, side dishes and more!