I posted my beef and bacon roll ups on Instagram a while back and they went absolutely crazy. It was just a recipe I made up one day because I had some beef schnitzel sitting in the fridge that needed cooking, and I just threw these together.

It turns out these can be served as a main dish, or as I did, cut them into small pinwheels for lunch boxes.

Almost zero carb beef and bacon roll ups can be made as a meal, snack, appetiser or school lunch. The possibilities are endless. | ditchthecarbs.com

What Is Beef Schnitzel?

Beef schnitzel is just incredibly thin slices of beef which have often been tenderised.

“Schnitzel” is often confused with thin meat that has been tenderised and coated in egg, flour, breadcrumbs, and fried. But schnitzel actually refers to the meat itself. The breaded recipe should correctly be named breaded schnitzel.

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How To Use Schnitzel

Schnitzel (beef, turkey, veal, or pork) is so versatile. It can be served crumbed and fried, sliced in a stir fry, or as I discovered, beef and bacon roll-ups.

Simply lay the beef schnitzel on a chopping board, layer with bacon, spinach, and some cheese of your liking. I wish I had made these with blue cheese. But then again, that may not have survived the lunch box trip to school.


If you were to serve these as a main dish for dinner, I would make a creamy mushroom sauce and drizzle it all over once cooked. Serve with mashed cauliflower and some more leafy greens (with butter) and you would have an amazing easy family dinner.

Best keto side dishes to serve with beef

collage of the best side dishes for pork
The best low-carb side dishes to serve with beef

There are so many delicious low-carb and keto side dishes to serve with beef. Beef is a family-friendly dinner and so you need to choose easy healthy side dishes that the whole family will love.

Here are some of my favorite keto beef side dishes.

In addition to the side dishes above, I love to serve this dish with a huge side salad and homemade 1-minute mayo or the Big Mac salad dressing.

How To Use Leftovers

Slice the beef and bacon roll-ups and you suddenly have pinwheels for lunch boxes for the next few days. Lunch boxes need to be easy, but they also need to be packed with real food, protein, healthy fats and nutrient-dense carbs. I know my kids would rather eat these than a dry sandwich any day (me too).

Almost zero carb beef and bacon roll ups can be made as a meal, snack, appetiser or school lunch. The possibilities are endless. | ditchthecarbs.com

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  1. Omg woman! You are sheer genius! So simple tho I would never had thought of it.

  2. Sounds delicious! Schnitzel is hard to find! Is there another meat I can use as a substitute?
    Also, what size and texture of bacon should I look for?
    Thank you! Can’t wait to try it!

  3. Is there any recipe on this website that does not contain cheese, bacon, or any other processed meat?

    1. You can rollup just about anything you like in sliced cooked roast beef. If you happen to be of the Vegan persuasion you can use large leafy greens to do the same thing. Use your Imagination. IF come up with one that you Family and Friends like…Please share.

    2. Low carb food generally has an excess amount of processed food,…..therefore can be quite high in calories. Very important to keep the portion sizes down also!

      1. Madeleine Miles says:

        Lo-carb food is generally fresh veggies and fresh meats. There are always going to be poor ways to eat on every diet plan, but for the most part, lo-carb is pretty natural and back to basics.

    3. Madeleine Miles says:

      Do you avoid those foods? There are plenty of healthy options for you in a low-carb lifestyle! You can leave the cheese out, replace it with something similar, or use less/different kinds of cheese. And of course you can leave out the bacon in this recipe, as well as others. If it tastes good and fits your healthy eating plan, we all win!

  4. Denise Farr says:

    These are good hot but even better sliced up cold for snacks, lunch etc. Really worth making at least double and having the rest sliced up in the fridge.

  5. pinar karabag says:

    today just after gym, i made it and booommmm such an amazing and yummy dish.
    thanks a million to share .

  6. Just Jennie says:

    Ok, probably a stupid question but what is “streaky bacon”?

    1. thebestcook says:

      Streaky bacon is what they call our regular bacon… in the UK…. I assume because it is because it has ‘streaks’ of fat in it. Their regular bacon… as in a bacon buddy… is what we call back bacon

  7. Just seen this recipe! Looks awesome! I am making this to cook over a camp fire while ice fishing next weekend! A little red wine reduction should be perfect for the dip! Or even hot sauce! Or ketchup! I can’t wait to try this!!!

  8. In America near Latin areas, the thin steaks would be called Milanesa (Me-la-nessa). Or thin breakfast steaks.