Beef & Veggie Skillet
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Think about this as a super chunky spaghetti sauce...that you may or may not eat over noodles. This is high protein and veggies, and very low carb (without the side dishes)...so select something like cauli-rice or other low carb side! We enjoyed this with dinner rolls and salad. One of the kids even made a little sandwich with the meat and dinner roll ;)

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 2 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • - 15 oz. can(s) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 - green bell pepper(s)
  • 1 - small zucchini
  • 4 - whole carrots
  • 1 - cup(s) hot water
  • 1 - Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: - grated Parmesan cheese**
  • Side: - dinner rolls**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Seed and chop the green bell pepper. Chop the zucchini. Peel and chop the carrots.
  2. Open the can of crushed tomatoes.
  3. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the minced onion and garlic powder. Drain and return to the skillet. Stir in the crushed tomatoes with chopped green bell pepper, chopped zucchini, chopped carrots with 1 cup of hot water. Combine well and bring to bubbling over medium low heat. Add Italian seasoning and let simmer for 6 to 8 minutes, or until veggies soften. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish each serving with grated Parmesan cheese.
  4. Warm the dinner rolls.
  5. Prepare the salad.
  6. Serve Beef & Veggie Skillet with dinner rolls and salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Brown 2 lbs. ground beef with 2 Tbsp minced onion and 2 tsp garlic powder. Drain and set aside to cool.
  2. Seed and chop 2 green bell peppers. Chop 2 zucchini. Peel and chop 8 whole carrots.
  3. Open 2 cans of crushed tomatoes.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the browned ground beef
  • Half of the chopped green bell peppers
  • Half of the chopped zucchini
  • Half of the chopped carrots
  • 1 - 15 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • Do NOT add the hot water to the freezer baggie.

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the skillet to reheat and cook the veggies. Bring to bubbling, then add hot water and simmer for 6 to 8 minutes, or until veggies soften.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Omit cheese garnish for dairy-free meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides like rice or gluten-free pasta.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Beef & Veggie Skillet

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and reheat in skillet. Bring to bubbling, then ad hot water and simmer for 6 to 8 minutes, or until veggies are softened.
Serve with grated Parmesan cheese garnish, dinner rolls and salad.

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