How To Cook Ground Beef For Carnivore Diet

Carnivore Diet Meal Prep with Ground Beef

It’s well known that a carnivore diet is extremely straightforward: consume meat and water.

It really isn’t surprising that ground beef and simplicity go together so well because ground beef recipes are also highly favored for their simplicity.

Ground beef is a common ingredient in the carnivore diet meal prep shared by many of the people who contact us with their success stories.

Some advantages of ground beef that spring to mind are listed below.

  • Easy to cook
  • Budget-friendly
  • Widely available
  • Freezer-friendly
  • Family-friendly

I may be wrong, but what other ingredient has the same ease of use, affordability, and versatility as ground beef?

I usually bulk prep the recipes listed below and defrost 4 pounds at a time.

My friend Cara has a clever way to bulk prep ground beef for her and her family in an Instant Pot. If you have an Instant Pot give this method a try!

Refrigerated raw ground beef can be stored for up to five days. Just store an adequate amount of meat in the refrigerator to prevent spoilage if you would rather cook it fresh every day rather than precook it in bulk. Think about how much and how often you eat it, then make plans appropriately.

The key to my successful meal prep is this carnivore diet menu and meal planner! It’s very convenient to have these printed out, kept in a folder, and prepared to fill out for each upcoming week.

How To Cook Ground Beef For Carnivore Diet

How to Cook Ground Beef on a Carnivore Diet

To be clear, I am referring to fatty ground beef. Save the lean 85% of the ground beef and take the remaining 10% of the ground beef. You need the fat!.

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Here’s what I love about ground beef on a carnivore diet: there are a ton of ways to prepare it, even if you’re just using one ingredient!

When you celebrate culinary diversity like this, you can be certain that you are a carnivore. However, it’s truly worth celebrating because, when you’re used to eating such simple meals, these prep techniques make all the difference.

How To Cook Ground Beef For Carnivore Diet

Here’s the place to start for beginners. Warm up a cast iron or stainless steel skillet with a thick bottom over high heat. Once hot, add some cooking fat. Using a spatula, dump in the meat and break it apart. Continue stirring while the meat browns. After cooked to your preference, season with salt and serve hot.

This allows you to bulk prepare a few pounds of meat for later reheating or cold eating. Our Pick.

I have never regretted purchasing my first cast iron appliance, which was this skillet.

  • Daily workhorse
  • Heats quickly
  • Oven-safe for one-pan meals
  • Looks beautiful for serving

Meat that has been pan-fried is superior and requires a bit more care. I like this best for cooking ground beef burgers.

Begin in the same manner as before. Warm up a cast iron or stainless steel skillet with a thick bottom over high heat. Once hot, add some cooking fat.

Form the burgers in your hands while the pan is heating up. I usually make 4 ounce (113 gram) patties because they cook well and are excellent for macro counting, if that’s your thing.

The meat should be browned and crispy on the first side after two minutes of cooking. After flipping, cook for a further minute or so. Then transfer to a place and season with salt. The outside of these will be nicely crispy, but the inside will still be blue rare to rare. If you like your burgers more cooked through, cook them for a little longer on each side.

This is my perfect dinner, especially with a couple of fried eggs on the side. Making burgers in bulk and storing them in the refrigerator is simple.

The easiest and tastiest egg bake dish is made with scrambled egg and browned ground beef; make sure to season generously.

These baked ground beef recipes are a great way to incorporate nutrient-dense organ meats into your meals without having them taste or look strange. Getting ground beef liver or heart from your butcher and combining it with ground beef is a great way to conceal the organ meats without having to drastically alter a recipe.

See my top baked ground beef carnivore recipes and some delectable ones with hidden organs by scrolling down.

To be honest, unless you’re eating a lot of cheese and dairy products, it’s difficult to make slow-cooked ground beef recipes on a carnivore diet. I will continue to test recipes for people who require dairy-free recipes, but at the moment, my options are limited to browning the food and slow cooking it in bone broth.

When slow cooking, bone broth is a must-have ingredient as it enhances flavor and provides extra nutrients that would otherwise be lost.

Slow cooker bone broth with browned ground beef, shredded cheese, and cream cheese is always a hit on the coldest winter days!

Choosing the Right Ground Beef

When it comes to the carnivore diet, quality matters. Opt for grass-fed, organic ground beef whenever possible. This selection guarantees reduced additives and hormones, a greater content of omega-3 fatty acids, and a healthier fat profile. Seek for 80/20 ground beef, meaning that it has 80 percent lean meat and 20 percent fat. This ratio provides the perfect balance of flavor and juiciness.