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Beef Veggie Skillet

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


A plant forward, delicious way to enjoy beef in a quick and easy recipe perfect for lunch or dinner.


Units Scale
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 8 oz mushrooms ((recommend a variety containing portobello and shiitake))
  • 1 large yellow pepper, (diced)
  • 1 large red pepper, (diced)
  • 1 14.5 ounce can fired roasted crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1-2 pinches red pepper flakes ((more if desired))
  • 2 10 ounce bags frozen spiralized vegetables or spaghetti squash ((butternut squash or zucchini work well))
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts ((optional))
  • grated Parmesan cheese ((optional))


  1. Pre-heat Heat a medium skillet over medium heat.
  2. Brown beef Add the beef and cook thoroughly, breaking it up into crumbles with a spoon or spatula as you go. Remove cooked beef from the pan and set aside on a plate or bowl. *Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160F.
  3. Vegetables If there is a significant amount of grease in the pan, carefully wipe some out with a paper towel. Leave a small amount to saute the vegetables in. Add the garlic to the hot skillet and saute for 1 minute, until fragrant. Add the mushrooms and peppers and cook, stirring frequently for about 3-4 minutes until crisp tender. 
  4. Tomatoes Pour in the can of crushed tomatoes and season with the salt and pepper. Stir and bring to a gentle boil. Then reduce heat and simmer sauce for 3-5 minutes. 
  5. Defrost vegetables Meanwhile, heat frozen vegetables according to package directions. 
  6. Fold Turn off the heat under the skillet and fold in cooked beef crumbles, basil, and red pepper flakes. Season more if desired. 
  7. Plate Layer hot spiralized vegetables into 4 large bowls. Top with a fourth of the tomato beef mixture. Sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons of walnuts and parmesan cheese if using. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Entree, Gluten Free, Skillet Meal
  • Cuisine: Gluten Free

Keywords: healthy ground beef recipe