Craving Comfort Food? Make This Easy Keto Beef Goulash
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Need an easy and delicious low carb soup that’ll warm your soul?
Try making this easy beef goulash using zucchini, squash, and celery to keep things keto. This simple recipe is a satisfying stew using ground beef and a flavorful paprika seasoned tomato broth. It’s comfort food to the max… and seriously delicious!
I’m confident your whole family will love this yummy keto meal and it’s a great one to add to your weeknight meal rotation.
Hip Recipe Tips:
- I’m using ground beef in this goulash recipe, but you could always incorporate ground veal or pork if desired.
- Throwing in a jar of marinara sauce sure makes things easy! Make sure to pick a low or no-sugar-added option, such as Rao’s pasta sauce, to keep things low carb.
- This recipe is heavy on the garlic for lots of added flavor. I use a handy garlic press for fresh garlic, and it’s one of my favorite kitchen tools to use!
- Want to make this beef goulash using the Crock-Pot slow cooker? Do the first step on the stove of browning the ground beef, and then transfer everything to a slow cooker, and add the remaining ingredients. Stir and slow cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours until the veggies are tender and flavors have combined nicely.
Keto Beef Goulash
yield: 8 SERVINGS
prep time: 15 MINUTES
cook time: 30 MINUTES
total time: 45 MINUTES
This hearty meat and veggie stew is both easy to make and delicious to serve as a keto family meal.
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 2 celery stalks, diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 medium zucchini, diced
- 1 medium yellow squash, diced
- 6 fresh basil leaves, sliced
- 24 oz. jar of marinara sauce (such as Rao's)
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 2 teaspoons ground paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
- 1 1/2 cups beef broth
Heat a large pot or dutch oven on the stove to medium heat. Add the ground beef, onion, celery, and garlic. Break up and brown the meat with the vegetables.
Add the remaining vegetables, marinara sauce, basil, seasonings, and broth. Stir everything well.
Cover pot and let simmer on the stove at medium/low heat for about 20 minutes, until veggies are tender. Stir every so often. Serve warm and enjoy!
Yield: 8 cups, Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: 235 Calories | 14g Fat | 7g Total Carbs | 1g Fiber | 20g Protein | 6g Net Carbs
I love this type of beef and veggie stew!
My family also enjoyed it, which is such a nice feeling and makes dinner time much less stressful! The flavor is great and even gets better the next day if you happen to have leftovers.
I could eat comfort food like this during any season, but there’s something specifically enjoyable about warming up with a bowl of goulash on a chilly evening.
These keto ground beef enchiladas are like a fiesta in my mouth!
I made this the next day after I saw the recipe. I had the ingredients available and was excited to make it. Thanks, it was really good. I don’t care for garlic so I left it out but followed the rest of the recipe. Yummy, thanks for sharing this recipe!! N.C. is getting snow today and this comforting dish will be perfect. I also made sugar-free pistachio pudding to go along with this delish dish!!
I’m glad you liked it and stay safe inside, Ester Hunter!
The Rao’s sensitive marinara has even less carbs!
Hi Michelle! I never knew. Thanks for the tip!
I made this today and it was wonderful! It has a great flavor! This will definitely go into our rotation!
Oh I’m so glad – thanks for sharing!
That looks like an awesome comfort food dish!
It sure is! Hope you enjoy it if you decide to give it a try!
I used the Silver Palate Low Sodium Marinara Sauce. It has only 50 calories per serving. Thank you for a delicious, and filling, recipe to add to my rotation!
Oh thanks for sharing! Glad you enjoyed it!
This was a win for a cold Winter day. My husband loved it. Definitely in the rotation now.
It sure is! I love this recipe and glad your family does, too!
Can this be made in a slow cooker?
Hey Janie! Yes, this can! 🙌 You’ll want to brown your ground beef on the stovetop first, then transfer everything to a slow cooker, and add the remaining ingredients. Stir and slow cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours until the veggies are tender and flavors have combined nicely. Enjoy! ❤️