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35 Easy-to-Make AIP Ground Beef Recipes

Louise Hendon | June 24
35 Easy-to-Make AIP Ground Beef Recipes https://healingautoimmune.com/aip-ground-beef-recipes

Ground beef is an excellent ingredient to use on an AIP diet. It turns into soups, stews, burgers and meatloaves, and I’m pretty sure you could make dessert from it also…

Ok, maybe not dessert. But it’s great for everything else! And it is budget-friendly, especially if you purchase a large batch on sale and freeze some of it for later use.

Choose Your Cooking Method

I’ve organized the recipes in this collection by the cooking method. If you don’t feel like standing by the stove, choose a dish from the Crockpot category. Juicy meatballs, flavorful curry, or creamy ground beef stew? These recipes are easy to double for a larger crowd.

Who doesn’t love one-pan meals? There will be no crazy clean-up, afterwards, when you’re cooking stir-fry or some Korean beef.

Ground beef is perfect for baked dishes, which is why I’ve dedicated a whole section to casseroles, meatloaf, lasagna and other recipes your oven will love.

Which one of these are you going to try first?

Here are just a few of the AIP Ground Beef Recipes we’ve included:

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AIP Crockpot Recipes with Ground Beef

AIP Crockpot Spaghetti and Pesto Meatballs

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Crockpot Spaghetti and Pesto Meatballs

Ingredients: ground beef, AIP Basil Pesto, avocado oil, beef broth, zucchinis, sea salt, basil leaves.

Spaghetti and meatballs is a traditional comfort food dish, and even though this recipe is for the AIP version, it is still wholesome and hearty and filling. The spaghetti is replaced by zucchini noodles, which act in the same way as traditional pasta, and the meatballs are firm, with the added freshness of the basil pesto.

AIP Greek Meatballs with Beet and Carrot Sauce

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Greek Meatballs with Beet and Carrot Sauce

Ingredients: olive oil, carrot, beetroots, vinegar, honey, fresh mint leaves, dried oregano, salt, ground beef or lamb, garlic cloves.

In this lovely dish with Greek influences, the traditional flavors come from the oregano and mint. As tomatoes and other nightshades are not allowed on AIP, the carrot and beet sauce makes a fantastic AIP alternative, giving you a hearty and satisfying meal for a family night or when entertaining guests.

Pumpkin Hamburger Soup

– It’s All About AIP

Pumpkin Hamburger Soup

Photo Credit: It’s All About AIP

Ingredients: coconut oil or lard, red onion, garlic cloves, ground beef, celery stalks, carrots, yam or sweet potato, beef bone broth, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, salt, pumpkin puree, kale, green onion.

This AIP soup is so satisfying and filling that it would be a fantastic dish to serve on a cold day. It has the flavor of pumpkin but also garlic and herbs, and is a lovely way to increase the kale in your diet. If you are serving this in the Fall it would be a good idea to use ground turkey instead of beef and this could be shared with friends and family as a winter warmer for Halloween.

Creamy Ground Beef & Potato Stew

– Grazed & Enthused

Creamy Ground Beef & Potato Stew

Photo Credit: Grazed & Enthused

Ingredients: olive oil, shallots, sea salt, grass-fed ground beef, fresh rosemary, dried thyme, bay leaf, Japanese yam, beef bone broth, arrowroot starch, spinach, ground cinnamon, ground cloves.

This Instant Pot recipe works best if you use white sweet potatoes, as they have more starchiness, which can thicken up your stew as it cooks. This AIP stew would be a winter warmer, as it has the added flavors of cinnamon and cloves. This stew works well with beef, but I have also made this with ground turkey.

Crockpot Beef Pumpkin Curry

– Fed And Fulfilled

Crockpot Beef Pumpkin Curry

Photo Credit: Fed and Fulfilled

Ingredients: grass-fed ground beef, butternut squash (or 1 large squash), onion, pumpkin puree, full-fat coconut milk, bone broth (or beef stock), turmeric, garlic, raw ginger, raw honey, coconut aminos, cinnamon, fish sauce, powdered ginger, garlic powder, sea salt, fresh cilantro, lime juice.

Crockpots are such great utensils for busy people as they allow you to make tasty comfort food without being tied to the stove. This hearty and filling curry can be prepared in the morning then forgotten until dinner time! You don’t even need a side with this as it is great on its own, but you could serve it over cauliflower rice if you want an even more satisfying AIP friendly meal.

AIP Carrot and Sweet Potato “Chili”

– Autoimmune Wellness

AIP Carrot and Sweet Potato "Chili"

Photo Credit: Autoimmune Wellness

Ingredients: solid cooking fat, onion, garlic, fresh thyme, carrots, sweet potatoes, bone broth, sea salt, grass-fed ground beef, avocados, cilantro.

This AIP chili has more of the traditional look about it, even though it contains no nightshades and takes quite a short length of time to make. Again, with this recipe you could substitute ground turkey instead of beef and if you don’t like sweet potatoes you can swap them for your favorite squash, just reduce the cooking time slightly. This chili keeps well in the fridge or freezer so is great for batch-cooking.

Instant Pot Paleo Stuffed Grape Leaves

– Fed And Fulfilled

Instant Pot Paleo Stuffed Grape Leaves

Photo Credit: Fed and Fulfilled

Ingredients: grape leaves, cauliflower, ground beef, fresh mint, fresh parsley, golden raisins, garlic, cinnamon, oregano, garlic, onion powder, sea salt, water, lemon juice, lemon slices.

Stuffed grape leaves, or dolmades, are a classic dish served regularly in Greek cuisine. The stuffing is a mixture of meat, spices and rice. This AIP and paleo version uses cauliflower rice and a wide variety of Mediterranean spices to give the traditional flavor but without the inflammatory ingredients!

Nightshade-free Unrolled Cabbage Rolls with “no-mato” sauce

– The Curious Coconut

Nightshade-free Unrolled Cabbage Rolls with "no-mato" sauce

Photo Credit: The Curious Coconut

Ingredients: grass-fed ground beef, cauliflower “rice”, onion, salt, ground black pepper (omit), “no-mato” sauce, green cabbage head.

If there are members of your family who are not sure about eating a whole cabbage leaf as a wrap, using this AIP friendly recipe could be a big help! The cabbage is shredded and added to the other ingredients, which allows the veg to absorb all the other flavors and does not make it stand out so much. Once cooked, this mixture will be set enough for you to serve it in slices without the need for extra sides.

AIP One Pan Ground Beef Recipes

AIP Colorful Beef Veggie Bowl

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Colorful Beef Veggie Bowl

Ingredients: avocado oil, broccoli, carrot, onion, ground beef, salt.

If you are following an eating plan, especially for health reasons, it can be helpful if your food looks as good as it tastes, so that’s where this amazing colorful bowl comes in! This is a simple AIP recipe that would be perfect for lunch as it is light but filling. To increase the color but keep things AIP, you can use a red onion.

AIP Loco Moco Burger

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Loco Moco Burger

Ingredients: cauliflower, coconut oil, salt, ground beef, onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt, onion, white button mushrooms, garlic cloves, arrowroot powder, beef broth, avocado, pickled beetroot, parsley.

This is one of those dishes that makes you long to grab a fork and dive in! It is so tasty because of the wonderful gravy and delicious burger and topped with a runny fried egg you have a wonderful lunch or dinner to fill you up and satisfy those hunger pangs. Serving this with AIP friendly cauliflower rice makes a more substantial meal but the ‘rice’ is much easier to digest than white rice so you won’t get the bloated feeling.

AIP Chili Con Carne

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Chili Con Carne

Ingredients: olive oil, red onion, garlic cloves, carrot, beets, white button mushrooms, ground beef, turmeric, beef broth or stock, small sweet potatoes, parsley, salt.

Recipes for meals like chili can be very helpful if you have a large family or are catering on a tight budget as you can add a load of extra veggies to make the meat go further without adding much to the cost. The end result is a warming and filling AIP meal packed with flavor that will satisfy everyone’s appetites. Here the chili is served on sweet potato mash, but I enjoy it served in a bowl and eaten with a spoon!

Bacon Burger Cabbage Stir Fry

– Low Carb Yum

Bacon Burger Cabbage Stir Fry

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: no sugar bacon, ground beef, onion, garlic cloves, cabbage, sea salt, ground black pepper (omit).

Here is another quick and easy meal for those days when you need something warming and filling but don’t have time to cook. You have all the flavors of the bacon and beef and the seasoned cabbage to give you a really tasty low carb lunch or dinner. Bacon and cabbage have long been known as a good partnership and although this is a simple dish, it is full of flavor.

Taco Beef & Butternut Rice with Cilantro “Sour Cream”

– Autoimmune Wellness

Taco Beef & Butternut Rice with Cilantro "Sour Cream"

Photo Credit: Autoimmune Wellness

Ingredients: butternut squash, olive oil, red onion, lean ground beef, dried oregano, dried parsley, dried chives, garlic powder, ground ginger, onion powder, sea salt, apple cider vinegar, lime juice, fish sauce, beef tallow or other fat, leek, coconut cream, cilantro, garlic cloves.

Here is another clever recipe giving you the perfect AIP version of a traditional Mexican meal that you can use for a celebration or just on your next Taco Tuesday. The freshness of the cilantro cream offsets the meat and spices really well and this can be served in lettuce leaf wraps or with plantain chips for added crunch.

Paleo Korean Ground Beef over Cauliflower Rice

– The Health Nut Mama

Paleo Korean Ground Beef over Cauliflower Rice

Photo Credit: The Health Nut Mama

Ingredients: grass-fed ground beef, garlic, coconut aminos, raw honey, olive oil or avocado oil, fresh ginger, cauliflower rice, green onions or scallions, sea salt.

Although technically this recipe is paleo and not AIP suitable, the recommended alternatives to make it AIP compliant are clearly listed, so go ahead! You will love the spiced meat and rice mix as a tasty lunch or dinner dish, and the tasty leftovers make wonderful lettuce wraps, so there is absolutely no waste!

Pineapple Avocado Plantain Burger

– AIP Sisterhood

Ingredients: grass-fed ground beef, bacon, yellow onion, garlic powder, sea salt, green (unripe) plantains, coconut oil, avocado, pineapple.

Homemade burgers are such a great source of healthier protein, especially since you are in charge of the ingredients and can avoid all the nasties, but on AIP we can’t have buns. That’s where the plantain strips are so helpful! They form just enough of a platform to let you get the burger into your mouth!

Ginger Beef Lettuce Cups

– Adventures in Partaking

Ginger Beef Lettuce Cups

Photo Credit: Adventures in Partaking

Ingredients: olive oil, ground beef, red onion, fresh ginger, garlic flakes, dried cilantro, powdered ginger, powdered turmeric, white mushrooms, water, pink himalayan salt, fish sauce, Endive leaves or Bibb lettuce leaves, fresh cilantro.

If you have picky eaters in your family, recipe like this one can be really helpful. Serving the meat in a bowl and letting them help themselves seems to encourage them, so I recommend this recipe for both young and old! The garlic and ginger gives these a taste of Asia which is very popular in our house!

Herbed Beef Breakfast Patties

– The Curious Coconut

Herbed Beef Breakfast Patties

Photo Credit: The Curious Coconut

Ingredients: grass-fed ground beef, dried ground sage, dried marjoram, granulated garlic, granulated onion, ground ginger, ground unrefined salt.

If you are following the autoimmune protocol these super easy breakfast patties can be a nutrient-rich start to your day. There is no need for a binding ingredient like egg as they hold together just fine without it. The flavor of the beef is really enhanced by the dried herbs and there is no need to restrict these to breakfast time – they make great burgers on top of a Portobello mushroom!

AIP Baked Ground Beef Recipes

AIP Ground Beef Breakfast Casserole

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Ground Beef Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients: avocado oil, ground beef, onion, coconut cream (from refrigerated cans of coconut milk), cauliflower, peaches (or apples), spinach, lemon juice, fresh parsley, salt.

Now that you are following the autoimmune protocol, you might find it handy to try breakfast casseroles – great as a source of protein in the morning, and filling enough to keep you going through the day. This one has fruit in it, but this can be omitted if needed. This can be frozen or stored in the fridge and used for several days.

AIP Zucchini and Beef Casserole with Carrot and Beet Sauce

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Zucchini and Beef Casserole with Carrot and Beet Sauce

Ingredients: avocado oil, onion, bacon, white button mushrooms, ground beef, zucchinis, salt, carrot, beets, vinegar, beef broth.

Because tomatoes are not allowed on the AIP, we often find recipes are insipid and lacking in taste, but this one uses carrot and beets to replace the tomato and give the casserole the look of having tomato. Rolling the meat and vegetables in zucchini strips gives the dish an appealing look and food that looks good usually tastes good too! This part takes a bit of time but it is really worth it.

AIP Meatloaf

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Meatloaf

Ingredients: olive or avocado oil, white button mushrooms, ground beef, onion powder, garlic powder, dried thyme, sweet potato, fresh parsley, salt.

Because this delicious AIP meatloaf already has sweet potato in it, you can basically serve it as it is, with a green side salad or some roasted vegetables and you have a meal ready! The sweet potato helps to keep the loaf from drying out, leaving it moist and tasty. This recipe also works with turkey, and any leftovers taste amazing warm or cold!

AIP Zucchini “Lasagna” Recipe

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Zucchini “Lasagna”

Ingredients: zucchinis, carrots, onion, olive oil, garlic cloves, white button mushrooms, ground beef, beets, gluten-free tamari sauce or coconut aminos, red wine vinegar, sea salt.

Please don’t make this expecting it to taste just like traditional lasagna, because that is just impossible on the AIP, but this is a much healthier version that won’t ruin your eating regime, but will still count as comfort food. This recipe uses ground beef, reminiscent of regular lasagna, but I have also used shredded chicken and broccoli instead and it worked just as well.

AIP Stuffed Zucchini Boats

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Ingredients: olive oil, bacon, onion, white button mushrooms, ground beef, turmeric, zucchinis, salt, parsley.

This is a great recipe for people with autoimmune disorders as it is nightshade free and dairy free but is a tasty and filling meal. I love using hollowed out vegetables as serving dishes because they look very impressive and also cut down on the washing up! These stuffed zucchini boats are filled with seasoned beef and bacon with vegetables and could become a family favorite in your house as they are in mine!

Mini Zucchini Avocado Burgers

– Paleo Flourish

Mini Zucchini Avocado Burgers

Ingredients: zucchini, ground beef, avocado, olive or avocado oil, salt.

The overall appearance of these little bites is so impressive that they would make a great dish to serve if you have guests over for a few drinks. Using zucchini instead of buns makes these snacks lighter and less filling, making them a good idea for children too. Simply serve with some mustard and a green side salad for a lovely summery AIP and Paleo lunch.

Creamy Beef & Cauli Rice Casserole

– It’s All About AIP

Creamy Beef & Cauli Rice Casserole

Photo Credit: It’s All About AIP

Ingredients: lean ground beef, cauliflower, ginger, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, oregano, coconut milk, baby spinach, kale.

This AIP casserole has notes of Mediterranean cuisine because of the garlic, ginger and oregano and is a filling meal on its own as it contains both the beef and the cauliflower rice. If you want to make this meal go further you could add in more vegetables such as mushrooms. This casserole freezes really well so is perfect for batch-cooking and keeping for another day

Paleo Asian Meatballs

– I Heart Umami

Ingredients: ground beef, carrots, yellow onion, Italian flat parsley, scallions, fresh grated ginger, coconut oil, sea salt, coconut aminos, sesame oil (omit).

Asian flavors like ginger and garlic can really lift the taste of any dish, and these amazing meatballs go so well with any vegetable noodles, or even with cauliflower rice! This is a hearty and satisfying AIP dinner that the whole family can enjoy. This recipe also works well with ground turkey, which is more easily digested.

Citrus Herb Meatballs

– AIP Sisterhood

Ingredients: ground beef, red onion, fresh rosemary, fresh thyme, sea salt, lemon juice, garlic powder.

Sometimes meat dishes can lack freshness, so when you try these delicious AIP meatballs you will be surprised how fresh they taste because of the lemon and herbs. These would make a wonderful light lunch on their own or as a more substantial main served with zucchini noodles. The mix of herbs used would also work well with ground pork as an alternative to beef.

Other AIP Ground Beef Recipes

AIP Italian Burgers

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Italian Burgers

Ingredients: grass-fed ground beef, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder.

This is one of the simplest AIP burger recipes out there and it is totally adaptable to any kind of eating plan. Sometimes simple is best – mix the meat and seasoning, form the patties and cook! A tasty meal ready in minutes! If the weather is not grilling-friendly, you can shallow fry these burgers indoors, but they make a lovely dish for a family barbecue!

Loaded Burrito Bowls with Cilantro Sweet Potato Rice, Green Onion Guacamole & Yogurt Sauce

– Meatified

Loaded Burrito Bowls with Cilantro Sweet Potato Rice, Green Onion Guacamole & Yogurt Sauce

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: avocados, green onions, lime juice, fine sea salt, lean ground beef, beef or chicken broth, dried oregano, fresh and dried cilantro leaves, granulated garlic, ground ginger, onion powder, white sweet potato, coconut yogurt or coconut cream, romaine hearts, red cabbage, red onion, radishes, plantain chips.

Because these loaded bowls offer such a great array of ingredients, they are a great way to encourage picky eaters to try new flavors, since it is easy to sub out the things they don’t like! This recipe gives you a bowl of color, flavor and texture, with the rice, seasoned beef and tons of additions to give you an AIP Mexican meal in one dish!

Easy Hamburger Stew with Crock Pot Option

– Low Carb Yum

Easy Hamburger Stew with Crock Pot Option

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: olive oil, ground grass-fed beef or venison, onion, garlic cloves, beef bone broth, pumpkin puree, radishes, celery stalks, sea salt, ground black pepper (omit), dried oregano, dried basil, parsley flakes, marjoram, sage, spinach.

Although traditionally, hamburger stew had white potatoes to thicken it, this is a really tasty AIP version that has no nightshades, but is still a ton of flavor in a bowl! This recipe can also be adaptable as you can use cabbage or kale instead of the spinach, and it can also be cooked on the stove top if you don’t have a crock pot.

Beef Shawarma Skewers

– Grazed & Enthused

Beef Shawarma Skewers

Photo Credit: Grazed & Enthused

Ingredients: grassfed ground beef, Japanese sweet potato, lemon zest, lemon juice, dried oregano, coconut flour, sea salt.

Shawarma is traditionally thinly sliced beef cut from a rotisserie, not unlike doner kebab meat, but in this great AIP and Paleo recipe you are simply using ground beef to make life a lot easier! The meat mixture is then formed round skewers to form lollipop shaped meatballs that are ideal for grilling. These are really kid-friendly and can be served with a dip or salsa for extra goodness.

Hamburger “Fauxtato” Leek Soup

– The Health Nut Mama

Hamburger “Fauxtato” Leek Soup

Photo Credit: The Health Nut Mama

Ingredients: grass fed ground beef, leek, yucca, garlic or garlic powder, bone broth, sea salt, carrots & or spinach (optional add-in).

Hearty soups can be a great way to fill up the family, especially when the weather is cooler, and this hamburger soup is a great source of protein and a good way to get more bone broth into everyone’s diet. If you can’t get yucca where you live, white sweet potato makes a good alternative.

Beef & Pumpkin Curry

– Adventures in Partaking

Beef & Pumpkin Curry

Photo Credit: Adventures in Partaking

Ingredients: fat of choice (coconut oil), grass fed ground beef, red onion, garlic cloves, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, powdered turmeric, coconut milk, water or broth, pumpkin/ butternut, frozen spinach, carrots, raisins, lime juice, salt.

If you thought you would have to say goodbye to curries on AIP then read on! There are actually quite a few ways to create the flavors but keep things nightshade free and compliant with AIP eating. This is not a spicy curry, but the seasonings and spices used are designed to enhance the flavors of the ingredients. This is winter comfort food in a bowl! One good tip is to soak the raisins for a while to plump them up fully before adding.

Paleo AIP Portobello Rosemary Garlic Burger Stacks

– The Health Nut Mama

Paleo AIP Portobello Rosemary Garlic Burger Stacks

Photo Credit: The Health Nut Mama

Ingredients: grass fed ground beef, sea salt, garlic powder, fresh rosemary, Portobello mushroom caps, extra virgin olive oil, garlic powder, coconut aminos, bacon, avocado, onion, romaine or leaf lettuce.

Portobello mushrooms can be easily turned into burger ‘buns’ and they really add to the flavor of the burgers too! In this recipe, the rosemary and garlic are the perfect taste partners and would work well with other meats too. Once you are ready to eat these, you can enjoy the meaty burger and mushroom with the soft and creamy avocado and topped with my favorite – red onion!

Burger Patties

– Food to Heal Ourselves

Ingredients: ground beef (grass-fed if possible), ground heart, ground elk, ground bison, dried rosemary, dried oregano, dried basil, dried parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, onion, garlic cloves, cassava flour (optional).

This is a really helpful recipe for burger patties that you can have for breakfast, lunch or dinner! They can be a great way to get organ meats into picky people and can be frozen in bags with parchment between them, to be used throughout the week. Dried herbs also make these AIP burgers much cheaper – great for bigger families!

Sweet Potato Sliders

– Unbound Wellness

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, coconut oil, sea salt, ground beef, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper (omit), avocado, arugula, quick pickled onions.

Nowadays it is so much easier to find AIP alternatives to burger buns, meaning that we don’t need to miss out at barbecues! Portobello mushrooms, plantain strips, or here – sweet potato slices – all make great AIP partners to your homemade patties. I like to top these with a slice of avocado and some finely chopped red onion.

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