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Garden Vegetable Beef Skillet Recipe

Garden Vegetable Beef Skillet Recipe is a quick weeknight meal. Seasoned ground beef and a variety of veggies for a wholesome home-cooked dinner! 

Garden Vegetable Beef Skillet - a one pan meal made with fresh veggies, spices and ground beef!


I was at our local grocery store’s produce section yesterday and saw their display of fresh locally grown vegetables. 

Garden Vegetable Beef Skillet - a one pan meal made with fresh veggies, spices and ground beef!

They looked so fresh and delicious that I grabbed a bunch. 

Garden Vegetable Beef Skillet Recipe 

Today I whipped up this simple and quick meal with all the fresh veggies and some ground beef and all in one pan so less mess to clean. 

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    The veggies made the dish so vibrant and it tasted so good! And it’s low carb!

    Garden Vegetable Beef Skillet - a one pan meal made with fresh veggies, spices and ground beef!

    Can I Change Veggies in Skillet Recipe

    Of course! I would call this a clean out produce drawer dinner. It is the perfect way to use up produce that is close to expiration! 

    Create a recipe that the whole family can enjoy. Cook your veggies till they reach their desired tenderness you before and serve it up! 

    Garden Vegetable Beef Skillet - a one pan meal made with fresh veggies, spices and ground beef!

    What to Serve with Garden Vegetable Beef Recipe 

    • Green salad
    • Dinner rolls or homemade bread
    • Coleslaw salad 
    • A light soup

    This recipe is one that can be a meal in one. It’s loaded with protein and veggies! But if you want more pair with any of your favorite sides. 

    Garden Vegetable Beef Skillet - Garden Vegetable Beef Skillet Recipe - a one pan meal made with fresh veggies, spices and ground beef!

    What Can I Substitute for Ground Beef

    You are welcome to use ground turkey or even ground pork or chicken. Just make sure to fully cook your meat and then toss in all the veggies. 

    We love ground beef in our home but I am sure any other ground meat will be pretty tasty as well. 

    Garden Vegetable Beef Skillet - Garden Vegetable Beef Skillet Recipe - a one pan meal made with fresh veggies, spices and ground beef!

    How to Make Garden Vegetable Beef Skillet

    In a skillet, you will want to cook your ground beef and diced onions until meat is no longer pink. 

    Mix in your veggies and spices and cook for around another ten minutes or until vegetables are to your tenderness preference. 

    Garden Vegetable Beef Skillet - Garden Vegetable Beef Skillet Recipe - a one pan meal made with fresh veggies, spices and ground beef!

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    Garden Vegetable Beef Skillet - a one pan meal made with fresh veggies, spices and ground beef!

    Can You Cook Ground Beef and Vegetables Together

    You will want to cook your ground beef up first. I tend to cook my onions at the same time and once the beef is fully cooked and onions are tender I toss in the other ingredients. 

    While it is safe to cook ground beef and vegetables together, I find the texture of the veggies are so much better if they cook for a less amount of time. 

    If you prefer a more tender veggie then you can toss it all in at once and cook together. You will find the veggies will break up a bit more than if you tossed and stirred at the end. 

    How to Store Leftover Garden Vegetable Beef Recipe 

    You can toss the mixture in an airtight container and then store it in the fridge for up to three days. The ground beef is what will make this go bad faster. If you did this with just vegetables it would store for up to five days. 

    Garden Vegetable Beef Skillet - a one pan meal made with fresh veggies, spices and ground beef!

    Does Garden Vegetables and Beef Freeze 

    You will find that the veggies will break down quite a bit when they thaw from being frozen. I recommend only making what you think you will eat before it goes bad. It is great for meal prepping for a few meals, but it just doesn’t freeze well. 

    Can I Double this Skillet Ground Beef Recipe

    Absolutely. If you are wanting to make a larger batch, just make sure your pan can hold the contents! Just cook up the meat and onions and then toss in the rest and cook until ready to serve. 

    Garden Vegetable Beef Skillet - a one pan meal made with fresh veggies, spices and ground beef!

    What To Serve With This Ground Beef Recipe 

    • Dinner Rolls or homemade bread
    • Side Salad or Chopped Salad
    • Pasta salad or cold salad recipe 

    As you can see the sky is the limit. Most of the time this is a meal in one for us. But, on occasion, I will whip up a side or two to pair with it. Feel free to add whatever sides you enjoy the most if you want more than just this. 

    You’ll also love Impossible Cheeseburger Pie, Chow Mein Skillet and Texas Beef Skillet.

    Want more low carb recipes? Try my Buffalo Popcorn and Cheese Chips.

    4.45 from 25 votes

    Garden Vegetable Beef Skillet

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 4
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 25 minutes
    A one pan meal made with fresh veggies, spices and ground beef! Dinner is served in less than 30 minutes.

    Ingredients
     
     

    • 1 lb ground beef
    • 2 cups green beans
    • 1 zucchini chopped
    • 2 tomatoes chopped
    • 2 cups white button mushrooms sliced
    • 1 yellow onion chopped
    • 1 tsp dried oregano
    • salt & pepper to taste

    Instructions

    • Cook ground beef and onion in a skillet over medium heat until beef is no longer pink.
    • Mix in vegetables, oregano and salt & pepper. Continue to cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes.
    • Remove from heat and serve hot.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1g | Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 185mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Main Dishes
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Garden Vegetable Beef Skillet

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    41 Comments

    1. Looks yummy! I like that it’s easy to make

    2. Looks delicious! Protein & Vegetables all in one, count me in! 🙂 Thanks for posting!

    3. Amanda Green says:

      Oh my! why didn’t I think of this! LOL I pinned this…. will be trying it soon! The green beans look ah-mazing!

    4. We have a large garden this year with lots of fresh veggies. I have been for ways to get creative with them and this recipe is perfect!

    5. This was good, healthy and easy, thanks!

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