You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make this healthy ground beef and vegetable skillet! All you need to do to make this tasty low-carb dinner idea happen is to chop up some vegetables and heat everything in a large pan. Trust me, that’s 20 minutes of your time well invested, so put on some music and get started!
You can serve this healthy ground beef recipe with avocado and some thinly chopped fresh herbs to keep it low carb or over rice or quinoa for a more balanced meal. This flavorful dinner recipe is gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free and paleo.
Ingredients For The Healthy Ground Beef And Vegetable Skillet
Ground Beef. Use lean ground beef for this recipe. If can’t have beef, you can opt for ground turkey or chicken as well.
Vegetables. As I always say – use whatever is readily available and in season right now. I made this during the warmer months of the year, so the vegetables I had were cauliflower, garlic, a scallion, zucchini, bell peppers and carrots. Broccoli, kale, brussels sprouts or even asparagus will also do well in this healthy dish.
Spices and dried herbs. You can use your favorite seasonings here, I added some chili flakes, black pepper, cumin, oregano, coriander will also do well in here.
Tomato paste, olive oil and lemon juice. Add these for some extra color and to bring all the flavors together.
How To Make Healthy Ground Beef And Vegetables
Prepare by chopping your zucchini, bell pepper, scallions, carrots and cauliflower. Mince the garlic and have everything ready to go into the pan.
Start by cooking your ground beef at medium-high heat. Add the beef to a large skillet with some olive oil, some salt and add in the dried herbs and spices. Keep stirring and breaking into pieces with a spatula for about 3-4 minutes.
Reduce the heat and add in the vegetables you chopped. Cover with a lid, this will allow the carrots and cauliflower to cook, leave like this for about 3-4 minutes.
Stir in the tomato paste, add in a splash of water if needed, some salt and pepper if desired and the lemon juice.
How To Serve This Healthy Ground Beef Recipe
Serve immediately as is, or add in some fresh thinly chopped herbs like parsley or cilantro and some avocado for a lower carb version or serve with some rice for some extra energy from the carbs.
You can also serve this easy ground beef recipe with some cheese like mozzarella, cheddar, Parmesan or even feta if you aren’t dairy-free.
You’ll Love This Healthy Ground Beef & Vegetables
- super quick and easy
More Healthy Ground Beef Recipes:
- 20-Minute Ground Beef and Cabbage Recipe
- Easy Ground Beef Fried Rice
- Quinoa And Ground Beef Dinner Skillet
- 10oz/ 300g ground beef
- 1 tbsp oregano, dry
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tbsp chili flakes
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 lemon, juice of
- 1 scallion, thinly chopped
- 1 cup bell pepper, chopped
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 1 zucchini, cubed
- 1 cup cauliflower florets, thinly chopped
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cook the ground beef at medium-high het with olive oil, some salt, cumin, oregano, black pepper and chili flakes, breaking into pieces with the spatula. Stir for 3-4 minutes.
- Add in the peppers, zucchini, scallions, carrot, cauliflower and garlic. Cover with a lid, reduce temp a bit and cook for 3 minutes.
- Stir in the tomato paste, add salt and pepper to taste and a squeeze of lemon and stir for another 2 minutes.
- Serve with some avocado and greens for a lower carb option or over rice for a more nutritionally balanced meal.
Nutrition InformationYield 3 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 300Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 65mgSodium 92mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 4gSugar 5gProtein 23g