Keto Ground Beef Keema

This Indian staple food is a flavorful combination of shallot, warm and fragrant spices, meat, and tomatoes. It makes for a comforting dish that is easily accessible, even on a weeknight! Made Keto friendly by replacing peas and potatoes with green bean bites, it can be made with any meat you prefer—chicken, lamb, pork, goat meat, or minced pork or veal; just be sure to recalculate the macros with any changes. Want to make it in an instant pot? Here you go: Sauté the shallot in butter, add the ground beef and garlic powder and cook, breaking beef into small crumbles until cooked through. Add remaining ingredients and stir. Cook on High Pressure for 5 minutes and allow to release naturally for 10 minutes.
Serves 4 One Serving: 1 cup

Ingredients List

  • 1 ½ Tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 1- pound ground beef
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup green beans, trimmed and cut in ½-inch pieces
  • 1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes
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  • In a small bowl, combine the curry powder, turmeric, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, ginger, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet with a lid over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the shallot and cook, stirring often, until almost transparent, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the ground beef and garlic powder and cook, stirring and breaking beef into small crumbles, until the beef is cooked through and browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Add the reserved spice mixture and stir until combined and fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the green beans and tomatoes, stir to combine, reduce the heat to low, cover the skillet, and cook until the green beans are tender, 18 to 20 minutes. Serve.


RecipeEric Lundy

PhotographyErin Ng

14 reviews

  1. 5 stars
    Amazingly simple, quick, and packed full of flavor. Spices are perfect. Sometimes I skip the green beans and put over steamed cauliflower rice. Keto-licious!

  2. 5 stars
    This was really good. Maybe just a little too salty but that’s just my preference. It was so easy to make! I topped with cilantro and sour clream to cool it off a bit. I will definitly be making this again!

    • Which type of salt did you use? Sea salt is coarser than table salt so if you used table salt and didn’t adjust the quantity, that could be why you found it salty.

  3. Loved this recipe. Warm and spicy with the perfect slight afterburn . Really good over mashed cauliflower.

  4. 5 stars
    This recipe is amazing! I’ve been lacking flavor in my meals and this recipe is screaming with flavor! I’ll be making this many, many times in the future!

    • We love hearing that! For more flavor in your meals try some of our other Asian or Indian recipes.

  5. 5 stars
    This has become a weekly meal in our house. Absolutely delicious, flavor filled dish and easy to prepare!!

    • You are not alone! This recipe is on a lot of people’s “favorite” list.

  6. 5 stars
    Great recipe. Very tasty. I added some spinach as I had some I needed to use. Was very filling!

    • Thanks, Jo. We hope you try some of our other recipes.

  7. 5 stars
    My family cannot get enough of this!! Very tasty and fulfilling!! Thank you for the recipe.

  8. 5 stars
    Amazing and comforting 🥰
    I have made it at least once a month this year

  9. 5 stars
    I cannot give this enough stars!! If you enjoy incredibly flavorful food this dish is for you. It’s become a regular in my household.

  10. Thanks so much for this recipe! I doubled it based on good reviews, and I’m glad I did. Whole family enjoyed it, and now we have leftovers (not much though) for lunch.

  11. 5 stars
    Spice up your week with this yummy, easy-to-prepare dish! This will definitely become a go-to dish for us!

  12. 5 stars
    It was simple and delicious. A little on the spicy side. We will definitely be making it again!


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