15 Minute Zucchini Beef Skillet

Let me start by saying that we gave EasyGFRecipe’s recipe 5 out of 5 stars. We’ve had it at least 5 times since trying it about a month and a half ago. This meal is very satiating and full of flavor. Best part is that you can totally make this vegan friendly by subbing beef-less crumbles instead!

We followed the recipe to a T, and I don’t think it’s ever taken the full 15 minutes! Also, if you like runny eggs, this recipe is definitely for you! Each time we make it, we add a little less of the onion and the ketchup for personal preference reasons. Otherwise, this recipe is perfect.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1lb Grass-Fed Beef
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 Small Yellow Onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups Zucchini, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Ketchup, sugar-free *Optional
  • 2 Free-Range, Organic Eggs
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

 

Directions:

  • Heat coconut oil cast iron over medium heat
  • Chop the veggies
  • Cook beef with salt and pepper
  • Add ketchup to pan and stir
  • Create 2 small wells for the eggs. Crack the eggs.
  • Continue to cook on low heat until the eggs are cooked to your liking
  • Plate and enjoy 🙂

Although it’s called a ‘breakfast skillet’ it keeps well in Tupperware and is perfect for a lunchtime meal. Go check out our 3 Meal Prep Strategies You Need To Know: Plus Bonus Tips! and add this to your weekly lineup. You won’t be disappointed.

In our household, we tend to splurge a little and go for the higher quality meats. Nature’s Reserve is an awesome brand for Ground beef, its 100% Grass Fed and only $4.99/LB, you can’t beat it. You can just tell by the pictures above, how bright and vibrant this quality of meat is, not to mention it also tastes a whole lot better.

Grass-fed beef may be a little pricer, about 1 to 2 dollars more depending on the store and the brand, however the differences between the Grass-fed and the grain-fed cattle are notable. Grain-fed cows are usually kept in large feedlots, where they are in confined stalls with limited space. They are rapidly fattened up with grain-based feeds, usually from soy or corn. To maximize growth even further, the cows are often given antibiotics and growth hormones. While not all grass-fed cows are allowed to graze outdoors, they are fed mostly grass during their lives.

Cows are what they eat and therefore have a substantial effect on the nutrient composition of the beef. When it comes to omega-3 and omega-6 ratios, most people are severely deficient in omega-3. Switching up the types of meats you are buying can make a significant change in these numbers. In terms of the differences in fatty acid composition, grass-fed beef contains up to 5 times as much omega-3s and about twice as much CLA as grain-fed beef.

If you do not have a cast iron skillet, I recommend that you finish reading this, write down the necessary ingredients, and go buy one on Amazon right now! ***Disclaimer — either use a silicone hot handle holder or some other protectant when using a cast iron skillet. ***

What are some of your go to ground beef meals? Leave a comment below to let us share your favorites!

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