Vegetable and Ground Beef Skillet Recipe (Keto)

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Make this quick and easy Vegetable and Ground Beef Skillet for lunch or dinner. It’s a budget-friendly dish that the whole family can enjoy together. All you need is one pan and less than 10 simple ingredients. Plus, this dish is dairy-free, paleo, and keto too!

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Easy Skillet Dinner with Ground Beef & Low Carb Veggies

An Easy Low Carb Ground Beef Recipe

While this meal might not be the fanciest, it is tried and true and never lets me down. 

Forever honored in my collection of easy keto recipes, it’s simple skillet meals like this that get me through busy days and nights when I forgot to defrost the chicken ahead of time. You can find more like this in my cookbook, The Ketogenic Edge Cookbook.

If you’re following a keto diet, you know to avoid high-carb foods like potatoes, yams, and plantains. However, there are so many other foods to enjoy!

Take a look over the Keto Diet Food List to learn about all your options. Then, experiment a little by substituting your favorite ingredients in this ground beef skillet recipe.

Quick and easy dinner

Are you anything like me and love saving money on your grocery bill? Chances are YES! Not only is buying ground beef in bulk cheaper, but you will always have it on hand for recipes like this one and won’t need to shop so often.

The strategy works well for my family and me, so I recommend you give it a try too.

15 minute meal

How to Make a Vegetable and Ground Beef Skillet Recipe

Gather 8 ingredients, and you’re halfway to making a nutritious dinner in just 15 minutes!

Ground beef dinner recipe

Ingredients

  • Coconut oil – Using oil or beef tallow keeps this recipe dairy-free. Coconut oil has a high smoke point and resists oxidation at high heat, making it perfect for cooking and frying. (1)
  • Onion – A spicy red onion is my first choice, but you can use any onion you have on hand. White and yellow onions will also work.
  • Garlic – Isn’t everything better with garlic?
  • Zucchini – I use zucchini because I like it. Plus, it can be good for you too. (2, 3) You can mix and match other low-carb vegetables you have on hand; take a look at the Keto Shopping List for more ideas.
  • Ground beef80/20 ground beef is perfect for this; it has a higher fat content that keeps recipes moist and delicious.
  • Oregano, salt, and pepper – Finish the recipe with seasonings that boost flavor and bring the whole dish together.

Directions

Warm the coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion and garlic for 1 minute.

Keto skillet meal

Add chopped zucchini. Continue sautéing until soft, about 4 minutes.

One pan dinner

Raise the heat to medium-high. Add the meat. Break apart any large clumps with a spatula. Cook until done to your liking, about 5 minutes. I like my meat browned with a bit of pink still in it.

Ground beef skillet

Season with oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine. Serve warm.

It’s delicious with a side of Keto Avocado Coleslaw.

Quick and easy lunch

More Keto Ground Beef Dinners

Ground beef is a keto staple I always have around! It’s so easy, versatile, and affordable. Use my printable Keto Meal Planner and start planing all your low-carb keto ground beef recipes!

Kick it off with these related recipes:

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Vegetable and Ground Beef Skillet Recipe

Jessica Haggard
Make this quick and easy Vegetable and Ground Beef Skillet for lunch or dinner. It’s a budget-friendly dish that the whole family can enjoy together. All you need is one pan and less than 10 simple ingredients. Plus, this dish is dairy-free, paleo, and keto too!
4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 650 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Warm oil in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion and garlic for 1 minute.
  • Add zucchini. Continue sautéing until soft, about 4 minutes.
  • Raise the heat to medium-high. Push the zucchini to the side and add the meat. Break apart any large clumps with a spatula. Cook until done to your liking, about 5 minutes.
  • Season meat with oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine the meat and vegetables. Serve warm.

Nutrition & Macros

Calories: 650kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 44gFat: 48gSaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 154mgSodium: 741mgPotassium: 1015mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 199IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 67mgIron: 5mg

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