Ground Beef Philly Cheesesteak Skillet (Keto)

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Use ground beef in a Philly Cheesesteak Skillet, and you’ll never think twice about making this budget-friendly, one pan lunch or dinner. The decision will always be “YES!” It’s shockingly quick to prepare, naturally low in carbs, and completely keto-friendly.

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One Pan Keto Dinner

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How to Make Philly Cheesesteak Skillet Recipe

Gather 7 ingredients, and you’re halfway to making the best keto Philly cheesesteak skillet with ground beef in just 20 minutes!

Ingredients

Butter – You can also cook in olive oil, ghee, tallow, or other preferred cooking fat. I like butter because it tastes amazing. Plus, we’re adding other dairy foods to this recipe, so there’s no need to choose a dairy-free fat.

Green bell peppers – You can use green, red, yellow, or a mixture thereof. I choose to use all green because I love the spicy, bitter flavor. Bell peppers are one of the few condiments traditionally added to cheesesteak. (1)

White onion – In a pinch, you can use red onion, but white is much more authentic. (2, 3)

Ground beef – Ground beef – 80/20 ground beef is perfect for this; it has a higher fat content that keeps recipes moist and delicious.

Salt and pepper – Just a touch of seasoning is all this recipe needs.

Provolone cheese – You can’t miss this! Provolone cheese has a mild tangy flavor that melts over the entire skillet and brings everything together. You can substitute with mozzarella if needed.

step by step directions for Philly cheesesteak skillet

Directions

Follow along with these easy step by step directions.

First, warm the butter in an oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Sauté bell pepper and onion for 5 minutes or until soft.

Second, raise heat to medium-high and add the ground beef with salt, and pepper. Break apart the meat with a spatula, if needed. Brown the meat for 5-7 minutes, until no longer pink.

Then, sprinkle the cheese evenly over the top of the meat. Place the skillet under a broiler for 1-3 minutes until the cheese is melted completely.

Finally, serve warm!

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What to Serve with a Keto Cheesesteak

I usually only season with salt and pepper, but you can play with different herbs too. Add a kick of flavor with a tablespoon of Italian seasoning or your favorite steak seasoning, mixed in with the meat as it browns.

Try serving the skillet over a bed of lettuce or salad greens to stretch the meat into more servings. Sides like raw sauerkraut and keto flatbread buns pair well with the cheese meat. With extras like these, you can get up to 6 servings instead of 4.

In addition to sides, there are various add-ins you can mix into the basic recipe.

Popular Toppings:

  • Sautéed bell peppers (sliced or diced)
  • Sautéed sliced mushrooms
  • Peppers: hot cherry, banana, and pickled jalapeño slices
  • Lettuce and Tomatoes
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Sriracha sauce
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More Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Ground beef is a keto staple I always have around. It’s so easy, versatile, and affordable. Particularly so when you save money by buying ground beef in bulk.

Use my printable Keto Meal Planner and start planing all your keto ground beef recipes!

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Ground Beef Philly Cheesesteak Skillet (Keto)

Jessica Haggard
Use ground beef in a Philly Cheesesteak Skillet and you’ll never think twice about making this budget-friendly, one pan lunch or dinner. The decision will always be “YES!” It’s shockingly quick to prepare, naturally low in carbs, and completely keto-friendly.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 434 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Warm butter in an oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Sauté bell pepper and onion for 5 minutes or until soft.
  • Raise heat to medium-high and add ground beef, salt, and pepper. Break apart the meat with a spatula, if needed. Brown the meat for 5-7 minutes, until no longer pink.
  • Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the top of the meat. Place the skillet under a broiler for 1-3 minutes until the cheese is melted completely.

Nutrition & Macros

Calories: 434kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 33gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 765mgPotassium: 528mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 739IUVitamin C: 60mgCalcium: 348mgIron: 3mg

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2 thoughts on “Ground Beef Philly Cheesesteak Skillet (Keto)”

  1. 5 stars
    I would also try to find organic, grass fed chip steak at the farmer’s market (definitely NOT Steak-umms) so it will be a more authentic Philadelphia cheese steak “sandwich” as opposed to ground beef. We make sure to fry this up with mushrooms, hot and sweet peppers, an onion. I have totally gotten used to eating this on a salad or just on a plate. Low carb ketchup is a must.

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