Low Fat Skillet Ground Beef and Vegetables Recipe

Close-up of zucchini slices on table
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  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
242 Calories
8g Fat
22g Carbs
22g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 4
Amount per serving
Calories 242
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 191mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Protein 22g
Calcium 91mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a quick and easy low-fat skillet meal that can be on the table in 30 minutes. Use extra-lean ground beef, and only 8 ounces of it, filling the skillet with plenty of vegetables to make this hearty supper dish.

Enjoy with some rice or by itself as a one-bowl meal.


  • 1 tsp. canola oil
  • 1 stick celery, sliced
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup sliced carrots
  • 3/4 cup green beans, trimmed
  • 3/4 cup mushrooms
  • 1 small zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 8 ounces extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 15-ounce can of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  2. Sauté celery, onion, carrots, green beans, mushrooms and zucchini for 2-3 minutes. Add oregano.

  3. Crumble in beef and cook until no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes. Drain off any excess fat.

  4. Add canned tomatoes and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer for 20 minutes.