60 of the BEST Whole30 Ground Beef Recipes
All of the flavor with none of the extra, these healthy Whole30 Ground Beef Recipes are sure to keep you on track with your Whole30 diet. From soups to skillet meals and casseroles, we have you covered with 60 of the best Whole30 ground beef recipes on the internet. All of these recipes are perfect for the paleo diet as well!
This post was originally published on November, 2nd 2021.
❓ Why choose ground beef recipes for Whole30 meals?
Simply put, ground beef is easy to find and affordable on any budget, and perfect for feeding the whole family. You can find it in large grocery stores and even small corner shops. Ideally, you would buy grass-fed ground beef locally from a butcher or a farmer for the best ground beef. Ground beef can come in a number of varieties, from lean to fatty depending on your taste and nutrition goals. Whole30 uses simple ingredients so making sure there are no additional ingredients or additives is important – you want to avoid those whenever possible anyway. On to the recipes!
❤️ My go-to staple Whole30 Ground Beef Recipes
These are really easy whole30 recipes, some don’t even have a proper “recipe” per se, it’s that simple! These delicious meals are all healthy ways to make your next (or current!) round of whole30 a breeze.
- Whole30 Frozen Meatballs are an awesome paleo meal prep recipe! The recipe card has Whole30 suggestions in it (substitute Worcestershire sauce for coconut aminos and ketchup for tomato paste), and even with the substitutes, they taste amazing. I love adding them to marinara or gravy and serving them over spaghetti squash or butternut squash boats to make a complete meal. They can be cooked from frozen in a variety of ways: in the sauce, air fryer, slow cooker, instant pot, baked…the list goes on!
- Another really simple way to prepare ground beef for whole30 is by simply adding 1 or 2 tablespoons of Whole30 Taco Seasoning to grass-fed beef and pan-frying it in a large skillet until the beef is cooked through. I generally serve the meat as a salad or in lettuce boats with stir-fried bell peppers and red onion. Add a little hot sauce for an extra kick!
- Thirdly, I really enjoy adding it to shakshuka along with some aubergine (eggplant). This is the recipe I loosely follow, skipping the sugar, cheese, yogurt or sour cream, and bread. I always at least double the spices as well. It’s such an easy meal that tastes so delicious!
- Lastly, I like to make a healthy ground beef stir fry by adding ground beef or my frozen meatballs to my Vegan Stir Fry recipe and serving it over cauliflower rice or in lettuce wraps.
🤗 Whole30 Ground Beef Comfort Food
Keto Sloppy Joes
Loaded with ground beef, green pepper, zucchini, tomatoes, and spices, this 30-minute Keto Sloppy Joes recipe is such an easy recipe! Just skip the sweetener to make this dish Whole30 compliant.
Whole30 Crockpot Picadillo
Set it and forget it with this easy Crockpot Picadillo! It's loaded with warm spices, jalapeños, and olives, and prep only takes 15 minutes.
Whole30 Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Stuffed sweet potatoes are a favorite Whole30 staple! Loaded with taco meat, these are sure to be a hit on Taco Tuesday.
Healthy Shepherd's Pie Recipe
Made with cauliflower mash instead of white potatoes, this Healthy Shepards pie is super comforting!
Cottage Pie with Sweet Potatoes
Switch the white potatoes for Sweet potato with this delicious Whole30 Cottage pie.
Paleo Beef Stroganoff
Perfect for Whole30 and keto diets, this low-carb Whole30 Ground Beef Stroganoff is super satisfying.
Easy Taco Casserole
Make meal prep a breeze with this Taco Casserole! It's a little spicy and really hits the spot.
Whole30 Spaghetti Noodles With Beef And Tomatoes
Whole30 Spag Bol? Yes, please! Make a super satisfying "pasta" out of spaghetti squash and then load it up with a creamy Whole30 bolognese.
Slow Cooker Healthy Sloppy Joes (Paleo)
These Healthy Sloppy Joes are so easy to throw together in the slow cooker! Perfect for meal prep.
Paleo & Keto Shepherd's Pie
This easy Shepherd's Pie includes Whole30 swaps to make it the perfect comfort food meal!
🧆 Whole30 Meatballs, Burgers, and Patties
Homemade Frozen Meatballs Recipe
These homemade Whole30 Frozen Meatballs are healthier AND much tastier than store-bought! Perfect for quick and easy meals on the fly.
Whole30 Breakfast Sausage Recipe
Simple, quick, and better than store-bought, this Whole30 Sausage Recipe is the best thing to wake up to in the morning!
Easy Keto Italian Meatballs without Breadcrumbs
These simple Italian Meatballs are made without breadcrumbs and are perfect for the whole family to dig into.
Asian Beef Meatballs & Broccoli
Curb your take-out cravings with this Asian Beef and Broccoli recipe. The teriyaki-style sauce is incredible!
Light Beef Meatballs + Mango Sauce
These easy-baked beef meatballs are made using only simple ingredients. Baked in the oven (or fried) until they’re tender and juicy, they are served up smothered with a delicious sweet and tangy mango sauce.
Aloha Burgers with Homemade Teriyaki
Send your tastebuds to Hawaii with these incredible Aloha Burgers!
Loco Moco Recipe
This Whole30 Hawaiian Loco Moco recipe includes a ground hamburger steak patty topped with rich gravy, fried egg and steamed cauliflower rice with all the same flavors found in the original.
Smashed Potato Burgers
These gluten-free Smashed Potato Burgers are the perfect substitute when you are craving a burger. Drizzle with garlic aioli for a delicious Whole30 meal!
🍲 Whole30 Soups & Stews using Ground Beef
Hearty Hamburger Soup
If you've never tried hamburger in soup form, you're in for a treat! Skip the fast food and try this comforting meal.
Caribbean-Inspired Beef Soup
Creamy and loaded with herbs, this Caribbean-Inspired Beef Soup is one you'll come back to again and again.
Easy Whole30 Taco Soup
This Whole30 Taco Soup is the perfect swap for tacos in the colder months!
Hamburger Stew Recipe
Learn how to make the best Whole30 Hamburger Stew Recipe! This ground beef stew can be made in the instant pot, crockpot, or on the stove for dinner.
Easy Instant Pot Hamburger Soup
Loaded with fresh veggies, this Hamburger Soup is made in the instanbt pot and perfect for the cooler weather.
Italian Wedding Soup (Paleo, Whole30)
This Whole30 Italian Wedding Soup is a light but filling one-pan meal! Juicy meatballs made with ground beef and ground pork are combined with leafy greens, other veggies and seasonings for an irresistible soup.
Healthy Slow Cooker Cabbage Roll Soup
The rich paprika broth in this Healthy Slow Cooker Cabbage Roll soup is so comforting. This hearty soup is packed with tender vegetables & ground beef & so easy to make.
Crockpot Hamburger Vegetable Soup
Load up your slow cooker with ground beef and healthy veggies to make this hearty Crockpot Hamburger Vegetable Soup.
Slow Cooker Poor Man's Stew
Easting a healthy diet doesn't have to break the bank! Try this easy budget-friendly Poor Man's Stew. It's delicious!
🔥 Whole30 Chilis
Easy Whole30 Chili Recipe
Ready in just over an hour, this Chili is delicious and perfect for Whole30!
Ground Beef and Sweet Potato Chili
If you're looking for a delicious and easy dinner, try this Ground Beef and Sweet Potato Chili!
Slow Cooker No-Bean Chili
Adding bacon to chili takes the flavor to a whole new level! Just skip the garnishes to make this Whole30 compliant.
No Bean Whole30 Keto Chili in the Instant Pot
Perfect for the whole family, this Instant Pot version of Chili has all the flavor, without having to wait for hours!
Low Carb Chili
This low-carb Chili recipe is great for both the keto and Whole30 diets!
Whole30 Chili Recipe
Loaded with sweet potatoes and spice, you will love this easy Whole30 Chili Recipe!
Instant Pot Ground Beef Chili
Fire-roasted tomatoes and fish sauce take the flavor of this Whole30 Chili recipe to another level.
Sneak some bone broth, beets, mushrooms, or even liver into this Superfood Chili to make it even more nutritious!
Butternut squash makes this version of Whole30 Chili super hearty and filling with a hint of sweetness.
The Most Bomb Whole30 Beef Chili Ever!
If you're looking for a spicy chili to warm you up, this recipe is incredible!
🍳 Whole30 Ground Beef Skillet Recipes
Ground Beef Taco Meat
This Paleo Taco Skillet can be added to a salad bowl, or stuffed into sweet potatoes, zucchini boats, or even butternut squash!
Whole30 Beef Enchilada Skillet
Skip the tortillas and make this scrumptious Whole30 Beef Enchilada Skillet recipe!
Deconstructed Stuffed Peppers Skillet
Ready in 30 minutes, this Deconstructed Stuffed Peppers Skillet Recipe is made in one dish making cleanup a breeze.
Ground Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry
Cabbage is a great substitute for rice or noodles! This Bacon Burger Stir Fry is really easy to throw together.
Paleo Hamburger Skillet
This Paleo Hamburger Skillet tastes just like a burger without the bun!
Ground Beef Zucchini Sweet Potato Skillet
Simple and perfect for meal prep this Ground Beef Zucchini Sweet Potato Skillet is just loaded with flavor!
Whole30 Ground Beef and Broccoli
A classic take-out dish with a Whole30 twist, this Whole30 Ground Beef and Broccoli is ready in just 15 minutes.
Asian Beef and Zucchini Noodles
When you're craving an Asian noodle dish, give this Asian Beef and Zucchini Noodles recipe a go! It's quick and easy to make.
🥣 Whole30 Ground Beef Bowls
Burger Bowls with Special Sauce
Ready in 20 minutes, this Burger bowl is loaded with an amazing special sauce that you'll want over and over again! Use this mayo recipe for the special sauce if you can’t find a whole30-compliant condiment at the supermarket.
Thai Basil Ground Beef Bowl
A classic take-out dish, this Thai Basil Ground beef is so good for you! Serve with cauliflower rice to make it a meal.
Unstuffed Cabbage Bowls
If you love stuffed cabbage, this version is incredible, without any rice!
Healthy 20-Minute Korean Beef Bowl
Korean cuisine is so delicious and can easily be made Whole30-friendly with this quick and simple dish.
Korean Ground Beef and Broccoli Bowls
These Korean ground beef and broccoli bowls only take 17 minutes to make and are great for a flavorful weeknight Whole30 meal!
Meal Prep Ginger Ground Beef Bowls
Make meal prep a breeze with these Ginger Ground Beef Bowls. Having food on hand is key to success!
15-minute Keto Asian Beef Bowl
Perfect for both the keto and Whole30 diets, this Asian Beef Bowl is so satisfying and ready in just minutes.
Vietnamese Banh Mi Rice Bowl Recipe
Skip the baguette and opt for this Healthier Banh Mi "Rice" Bowl. It tastes just like the original but without the bread.
🌍 Whole30 Recipes from around the world
Turkish Ground Beef Stuffed Eggplant Karniyarik Recipe
Take a trip to Turkey with this Turkish Stuffed Eggplant recipe. It's perfect for dinner or meal prep.
Gluten Free Swedish Meatballs
No need to go to Ikea to enjoy Swedish Meatballs! They're so tasty and comforting.
Kafta- Lebanese Beef Kafta Kebabs
These Lebanese Kafta kebabs are easy and delicious. Grilled Kafta kebabs are made with ground beef, onions, spices, and herbs and are full of flavor and easy to prepare.
Adana Kebab Recipe
Adana Kebab, a popular Turkish dish, is comprised of seasoned ground lamb (or beef) that’s skewered and grilled over charcoal. It’s richly spiced, flavorful, juicy, and easier to make at home than you might think!
Hashweh (Lebanese Ground Beef Recipe)
Hashweh is a classic Middle Eastern ground beef dish made with pine nuts and warm spices. It can be served over baba ganoush or cauliflower rice.
Spaghetti Squash Fideos
This Mexican noodle dish is made with spaghetti squash and perfectly seasoned ground beef.
Middle Eastern Lettuce Wraps
Swap the ground lamb for ground beef with these Middle Eastern Lettuce Wraps. Loaded with crunchy pine nuts, they are so good!
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