This quick and easy ground beef and squash skillet recipe will cook up in no time. It’s a great alternative to fast food takeout on busy nights.
I’m always looking for fast dishes to make my family for dinner. This is especially true in the warmer weather when I want to get outside after working all day.
This ground beef and squash skillet recipe is another easy dish that can be made quickly on a busy weekday. It’s versatile too because you can use whatever vegetables you like in this recipe.
We still have summer squash from the garden so that’s what I used. This year, we planted a light green variety along with more common yellow.
Preparing Ground Beef and Squash
This easy skillet dish is so simple to prepare! All you do is brown the meat with seasonings then add the vegetables and cook until tender.
That’s all there is to it!
Variations of Skillet Squash with Meat
There’s no need to limit yourself to ground beef. In fact, any ground meat you have on hand can be used in this dish. Ground pork, chicken, turkey, or lamb are a few common alternatives.
Rather than beef, I used ground venison. My husband is an avid hunter and we make a lot of ground meat when butchering deer. It’s a lean meat so the butcher typically adds in fat from farm raised animals.
You can also vary the vegetables. I like to mix in a chopped tomato and green bell pepper. But cut green beans, cauliflower, and broccoli are great too. You can even through in some shredded cabbage.
Other Easy Weeknight Meals
This ground beef and squash skillet recipe is one of several busy day meals that I rotate through. But I’m always looking for new recipes to add.
A popular weeknight meal I serve often is Filipino Adobo Chicken. My husband and kids love the taste of it and I can usually whip it up within 25 minutes.
My family also loves my ground beef and green beans skillet dish. It’s very similar to this recipe, but I mix in frozen cut green beans as the veggie.
Other Keto Friendly Squash Recipes
Do you have a garden full of summer squash? You may want to try some of my other recipes featuring yellow squash and zucchini:
- Crockpot Zucchini includes yellow squash, seasonings, cheese, and a crunchy topping.
- Mexican Zucchini is another simple skillet dish made with ground beef and cut summer squash.
- Squash Frittata can be made with any summer squash but I like to use the yellow kind along with zucchini.
- Mexican Squash Casserole is an adaptation of a taco casserole but uses vegetable slices in place of the tortillas.
- Squash Cake is a delicious way to serve yellow summer squash in a sweet low-carb dessert.
Ground Beef and Squash Skillet
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- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
- dash salt or to taste
- dash pepper or to taste
- 1 medium summer squash yellow or green
- 1 medium tomato chopped
- 1 medium green bell pepper chopped
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- Brown hamburger in skillet with garlic, onion, salt and pepper.
- Add in squash, tomato, bell pepper, and soy sauce. Stir to combine.
- Continue cooking on low heat about 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
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First Published: September 6, 2010… Last Updated: September 18, 2020, with updated photos and additional recipe information.