Whether it’s a lifestyle change or you want to shake up your meal planning, we hope you’ll love these 27 Paleo Ground Beef Recipes.
So, let’s dig in, shall we?
Paleolithic diet, Paleo diet, caveman diet, hunter-gatherer diet, or stone-age diet is a modern fad diet featuring foods thought by its proponents to copy those eaten by humans Paleolithic era, which dates from approximately 2.5 million to 10,000 years ago.
That explains the name since it is a shortening of Paleolithic.
The Mayo Clinic defines the paleo diet as a diet that “typically includes lean meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds—foods that in the past could be obtained by hunting and gathering.
A paleo diet limits foods that became common when farming emerged about 10,000 years ago. These foods include dairy products, legumes, and grains.”
Ok, so I read this to mean that if a caveman did not eat it, I should not either.
That seems straightforward.
So, the foods to avoid are grains, legumes, refined sugar, processed foods, soda, sweetened averages, refined vegetable oils, salt, and artificial sweeteners.
Foods to include are fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, lean meats, fish, oils from fruits, and nuts.
So paleo beef recipes fit the Paleo diet qualifications!
The Harvard School of Public Health determined that even within the paleo community there is not a consensus on what exactly is allowable which may be why there is no one “true” Paleo diet based on differences in the caveman diet.
The theory behind the plan is that highly processed foods are not good for us and maybe what is leading to obesity and other health issues.
What does the research say?
The research is inconclusive and simply states that some folks may lose weight, some may maintain their weight, and some may experience improvement in other health benefits.
No long-term clinical studies have proven so conclusively, in relation to the exclusive use of the diet.
For an easy-to-digest overview of the Paleo diet, visit WebMD.
The main cons seem to be monitoring the consumption of enough fiber, vitamins, and other nutrients that are available among the food allowances as well as the cost of the preferred food.
Additionally, the actual premise may not be fully grounded as cavemen still ate based on habitat and food availability with their life expectancy not being anywhere near today.
According to The Paleo Diet website, the pros of Paleo include eating more whole foods which are the optimal foods for your body.
It provides a heightened awareness and consideration of our food sources which is probably something most everyone can agree upon.
Some of my favorite meals to make include the Beef Enchilada Bake, Paleo Shepherd’s Pie, and Burgers And Fries Sheet Pan Dinner.
With all this in mind, we are up to the edible part, the paleo recipes with ground beef!
1. Cheeseburger Casserole
This first meal of my paleo ground beef recipes list turns the beloved cheeseburger into a tasty casserole!
Hash browns on the bottom, ground beef, onion, garlic in the middle, and paleo nacho cheese on top for a skillet that starts on the stovetop and finishes in the oven.
Toppings include all the yummies on a cheeseburger like lettuce, bacon, tomato, avocado, or jalapenos!
Many paleo beef recipes shine in the flavor department and this one is no exception!
In just 30 minutes a hearty filling soup is ready to be served!
Yes, there are a LOT of ingredients, but that is ok because most you will already have on hand.
There is also lots of flexibility for swapping out the broth, spices, veggies, etc.
Affordable paleo hamburger recipes are the best!
Macaroni, ground beef, coconut milk, and mushrooms are the main ingredients plus some spices to give it depth.
The ten-step cooking write-up is super helpful.
Bonus for all the specific substitutions included for various protocols on how to modify to fit certain needs.
Chinese ground beef paleo recipes like this one for sweet and sour meatballs will fill that craving you had while driving home from work.
Real food substitutions for the win, and in this case pineapple juice for the sauce instead of sugar!
The meatballs have beef, pork, onions, egg, coconut flour, ginger, salt, and pepper!
Mix, roll, and bake!
5. BLT Soup
Soup paleo recipes with ground beef are nutritious and delicious!
Here we have a super creative soup recipe that turns a BLT sandwich into a BLT Soup!
All the taste without the bread.
As with most soups, there is quite a bit of flexibility with the ingredients to modify them to meet your needs while making your taste buds happy!
Seriously, what’s not to love about a hearty bowl of ground beef, bacon, tomatoes, onions, cauliflower rice, cabbage, and seasonings?
Meatloaf is among the classics of paleo ground beef skillet recipes!
Meatloaf is so easy to make with only one bowl being needed to combine all the great flavors with the ground beef!
Good explanation as to what the method was behind the creation and swaps that were used.
Here is a sneak peek into the tastiness which includes ground beef, salsa, an egg, almond four, baking soda, and seasonings!
Very creative and very good!
Paleo ground beef recipes that are assembled and baked are super convenient one casserole dish meals.
Yes, you do have to precook the ground beef and saute some veggies.
This one is loaded with Mexican flavors and no guilt.
The layers include riced cauliflower, ground beef and veggie mixture, and eggs.
Of course, every Tex Mex meal needs toppings like avocado slices, cilantro, salsa, or lime wedges!
8. Orange Beef
Stir fry paleo beef recipes are a wonderful way to incorporate veggies into your daily meal rotation.
There is a recipe included for the orange sriracha sauce or sriracha mayo which gives the meal a bit of a kick.
So modify it if needed for kids or those who do not care for the kick.
Excellent instructions are given and the orange taste really pops!
Egg roll In A Bowl is popular in low-carb, keto, and paleo hamburger recipes!
The Asian flavors combine beautifully with ground beef, onion, shredded cabbage, and carrots.
Of course, broccoli, zucchini, or squash could also be added and different colored cabbage makes for a colorful plate.
Fabulous served over a bed of cauliflower rice!
In-ground beef paleo recipes, sweet potatoes compliment the beef so beautifully with the savory and sweet flavors intertwined.
There are other veggies too, like Brussels sprouts, and carrots.
This recipe is fun because it could be dinner or breakfast and leftovers are definitely for lunch!
You control the spiciness by the number of red pepper flakes added.
Talk about a wonderful skillet meal!
When skimming through paleo recipes with ground beef, I came across this one labeled as “my most requested recipe” so we absolutely gotta take a look at this one!
Being kid-friendly certainly earns it brownie points!
Ground beef, onion, garlic, tomatoes, potatoes, and peas are fairly standard.
The uniqueness shows up in the spice combination of mild sweet curry powder, salt, pepper, cinnamon, ginger, and turmeric.
Instructions are given for stovetop or Instant Pot!
When you are bored and want to make paleo ground beef skillet recipes, grab some ground beef and eggs and get to cracking!
Your morning self will thank you for preparing this the night before!
This skillet part includes potato, pepper, ground beef, cumin, and paprika cooked together.
Then two eggs are prepared over easy to slide on top with diced tomato, jalapeno, green onions, and cilantro!
Fan-favorite paleo ground beef recipes would absolutely include Sloppy Joes!
Comfort food extraordinaire!
Made in the slow cooker is even better for coming home to dinner being ready or for transporting to a gathering!
The ingredients include ground beef, garlic, green pepper, onion, ketchup, broth, coconut aminos, tomato paste, and dijon mustard.
Lots of info on each ingredient, as well as, an explanation of each step with pictures!
In making paleo beef recipes, often classic recipes that are well known get a makeover.
This caveboy casserole is a reimagining of the cowboy casserole.
As a skillet meal, it starts on the stove and ends in the oven!
It is hearty and tasty and sure to be a new favorite!
All the yummies of ground beef, taco seasonings, onion, bell peppers, tomatoes, olived, green chiles and topped with paleo cornbread!
In the mood for paleo hamburger recipes with ground beef and broccoli but do not want to stand over stir fry and, well, stir?
This recipe has got your back!
It’s a casserole that goes in the oven and does not require stirring!
Okay, so you do have to stir the ground beef as you precook it while the broccoli is baking.
Then everything is added to the casserole dish with a mayo mixture to complete the baking!
Mongolian ground beef paleo recipes may be few and far between since this dish usually uses flank steak.
But here we are taking advantage of a less expensive option with ground beef that is just as tasty!
Because we all know the magic is in the sauce!
It is made of coconut aminos, broth, apple cider vinegar, coconut sugar and arrowroot starch, garlic, and ginger!
Once the beef is fully coated, this can be served on roasted bok choy or stir-fried veggies, or cauliflower rice!
There are so many delicious paleo recipes with ground beef and this Shepherd’s pie ranks right up there with the best!
It checks all the boxes!
Hearty and comforting!
I do realize some paleo folks may not eat potatoes so adjust to meet your needs.
It features ground beef, carrots, Brussels sprouts, onion, garlic, and seasonings.
Tender paleo ground beef skillet recipes just melt in your mouth!
This Salisbury steak recipe has homemade mushroom gravy as well!
This post is loaded with tips and information and options galore!
Bonus points because you can use frozen ground beef patties or make your own!
Ingredients needed on hand are beef broth, bella mushrooms, anchovy paste, tapioca starch, and full-fat coconut milk or cream.
Delightful and delicious!
I have to admit, some paleo ground beef recipes catch me off guard with something completely new!
Pumpkin chili is absolutely something new to me!
And I am totally here for it!
Stovetop or Instant Pot!
And it freezes well!
Customize the amount of chili powder based on your tastes but the real surprise here is the addition of cacao powder!
This chili has it ALL!
If you lean towards hearty paleo beef recipes for breakfast or brunch, this recipe is perfect!
Frittatas are easy, warm up well, and are super flexible when it comes to ingredients.
Eggs, ground beef, bell peppers, green chilis, onions, seasonings and you are good to go!
Cook up that beef and peppers on the stovetop and then add the eggs in and finish baking in the oven!
Top with avocado slices or salsa!
Nobody has time for boring paleo hamburger recipes especially when there are recipes like this close at hand!
These Chipotle Beef Burger Bowls where everything is served together in a bowl, but not necessarily mixed together in the bowl.
Here’s what’s included: bacon, beef, chipotle powder, mushrooms, mini sweet peppers, eggs, and shredded cabbage!
Satisfying presentation and taste!
We are all familiar with ground beef paleo recipes for a loaf-pan size meatloaf.
But here we have mini meatloaves that are just irresistible!
And they are wrapped in bacon!
And served with barbecue sauce (double-check it’s paleo compliant)!
Honestly, what more could a meal give you?
Make a bunch of these babies and you’ve got lunches for days!
Autumn paleo recipes with ground beef might not get better than this one!
Tender caramelized acorn squash filled with hearty ground beef, seasoned with dried unsweetened cranberries, caraway, garlic, and rosemary.
Good explanation on how to prepare and bake the acorn squash.
The ground beef is mixed with the cranberry mixture is just golden!
To serve, fill the baked squash with the beef and cranberry mixture to wow everyone at your table!
Tex Mex paleo ground beef skillet recipes capitalize on flavors and with the bowl presentation, the grains will not be missed, even for a minute!
I definitely make more so I can have leftovers for lunch!
The well-seasoned cauliflower rice actually makes a HUGE difference!
The well-seasoned beef does too!
Other items for the bowl could include red onions, sliced radishes, avocado, jalapenos, tomatoes, mixed greens, or cilantro!
Have fun creating with your favorite ingredients!
Sweet Potato Lasagna is next on my list of paleo ground beef recipes!
This we gotta try!
It uses white-fleshed sweet potatoes rather than the traditional orange-fleshed ones which are not sturdy enough.
This lasagna has three layers with a ground beef mixture, a “cheese” mixture, and the long slices of sweet potatoes which are boiled before assembly.
The baking pulls it all together!
Zucchini and beef are fantastic companions in paleo beef recipes like this skillet recipe.
Quick is the word of the day here!
Cook up the ground beef, pepper, onion, and garlic till browned, then add salsa, and cumin to simmer.
Sliced zucchini was added toward the end.
Serve with cilantro sprinkled on top!
To complete this list I have selected from my sheet pan paleo hamburger recipes!
Ironically, for this meal, everything is baked at the same time on actually TWO baking sheets in the oven!
This recipe is over the top amazing with the burger meat including five very different seasonings, making this a serious standout recipe!
The fries are made out of frozen cassava root (yuca)!
Something new for everyone!
The bottom line
Paleo ground beef recipes were a blast to pull together because beef can go in so many directions and flavors!
It certainly seems that no matter what you have a craving for, there are paleo beef recipes to be found that totally delivers!
27 Easy Paleo Ground Beef Recipe
With these 27 Paleo Ground Beef Recipes, you can go in so many directions with different possibilities of flavors!
- Cheeseburger Casserole
- Beef Taco Soup
- Paleo Hamburger Macaroni Pasta
- Paleo Sweet And Sour Meatballs
- BLT Soup
- Keto Meatloaf
- Beef Enchilada Bake
- Orange Beef
- Egg Roll In A Bowl
- Ground Beef & Sweet Potato Skillet
- Ground Beef Curry / Pakistani Kima
- Mexican Breakfast Hash
- Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes
- Caveboy Casserole
- Garlic Roasted Broccoli And Ground Beef Casserole
- Mongolian Ground Beef
- Paleo Shepherd's Pie
- Paleo Salisbury Steak
- 20-Minute Paleo Pumpkin Chili
- Southwest Breakfast Frittata
- Chipotle Beef Paleo Burger Bowls
- Paleo Meatloaf Minis
- Paleo Cranberry & Beef Stuffed Acorn Squash
- Ground Beef Taco Bowls
- Sweet Potato Lasagna
- Zucchini Beef Skillet
- Burgers And Fries Sheet Pan Dinner
- Find your favorite recipe from our Paleo Ground Beef Recipes list.
- Gather all the ingredients needed.
- Start cooking and make us proud!