9 net carbs

Mediterranean Ground Beef Skillet

This Mediterranean ground beef skillet is a quick, easy, and nutrient-packed dish that boasts juicy cherry tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, and savory ground beef.

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Mediterranean Ground Beef Skillet

Top view of low-carb Mediterranean ground beef served on a white dinner plate.

Low-Carb Mediterranean Ground Beef Skillet [Keto]

Total Diabetes Wellness
Indulge in a quick and easy recipe that's brimming with nutrients and bursting with flavor - the Mediterranean ground beef skillet. This sautéed beef and vegetable delight boasts juicy cherry tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, and savory ground beef. With its vibrant colors and bold flavors, this recipe is a feast for both the eyes and the taste buds. Not only is it delicious, but it's also a healthy option that incorporates fresh ingredients and Mediterranean-inspired flavors.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Lunch and Dinner
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 3 servings
Net Carbs 9 g
*Net carbs are per serving

Ingredients
 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 10 ounces spinach
  • 2 green onions, sliced, white and green parts separated
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 5 ounces crumbled feta cheese

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add bell peppers and cherry tomatoes. Saute the vegetables for 5 minutes, or until the tomatoes are blistered and have formed a sauce-like consistency. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant.
    Top view of stainless steel skillet cooking cherry tomatoes, red bell peppers, and garlic to make Mediterranean ground beef.
  • Add the white parts of the green onion and spinach. Stir for 2-3 minutes, or until the spinach has wilted. Remove the vegetable mixture to a plate.
    Top view of steel skillet cooking tomatoes, red bell peppers, and wilted spinach.
  • Add the ground beef and oregano. Cook until the meat is no longer pink, breaking it up with a spatula as it cooks. Drain grease.
    Top view of stainless steel skillet cooking ground beef.
  • Return the vegetable mixture to the skillet. Add the green parts of the green onion and stir to combine. Salt and pepper the dish to taste. Remove from heat and sprinkle crumbled feta cheese on top. Enjoy!
    Top view of Mediterranean ground beef skillet, adding crumbled feta cheese to the top as garnish.

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Keywords greek ground beef, greek skillet, mediterranean skillet, mediterranean stir fry
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Notes

Meat substitutions

If you prefer, you can use ground turkey or ground chicken in this recipe instead of ground beef.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this low-carb Mediterranean ground beef skillet recipe Keto?

Yes, this recipe has 9 net carbs per serving. In addition to being low-carb, this fiber-rich recipe is also Keto.

Is this recipe gluten-free?

Yes! Our Mediterranean ground beef skillet recipe is gluten-free.

Storage and Reheating Guidelines

  • Make-ahead: Make as directed, but do not add the feta cheese. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator until ready to eat. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave, and add the feta cheese once the dish is warmed through.
  • Storing leftovers: Store cooled leftover Mediterranean ground beef skillet in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • Freezing instructions: Cook as directed, do not add feta cheese. Once the skillet has cooled completely, transfer to an air-tight, freezer-safe container. Store in the freezer for up to 3-4 months. When ready to eat, thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave, and garnish with feta cheese when serving.
  • To reheat: Reheat the Mediterranean ground beef skillet on the stovetop or in the microwave.

Additional Details

For those seeking a quick, delicious, and diabetes-friendly meal, the Mediterranean ground beef skillet is a culinary masterpiece that combines the bold flavors of the Mediterranean region with the goodness of low-carb ingredients. This skillet is a delightful fusion of savory ground beef, colorful vegetables, and aromatic Mediterranean spices. Whether you’re managing diabetes or simply looking for a wholesome and flavorful dish, the Mediterranean ground beef skillet is sure to tantalize your taste buds and leave you feeling satisfied.

Mediterranean cuisine is celebrated for its focus on fresh, nutrient-rich ingredients that are abundant in the region. With a foundation of olive oil, fish, vegetables, nuts, and legumes, the Mediterranean diet has been associated with numerous health benefits, making it an excellent choice for individuals with diabetes. This Mediterranean ground beef skillet embraces the essence of the Mediterranean diet, providing a delicious and balanced option that incorporates Mediterranean-inspired flavors while adhering to low-carb principles.

Mediterranean Ground Beef Skillet Ingredients

The Mediterranean ground beef skillet combines a variety of ingredients that contribute to its delightful taste and nutritional value. Let’s explore the key players and their roles in creating this low-carb masterpiece:

  • Ground Beef: Lean ground beef serves as the protein base for the skillet, offering a satisfying and savory foundation. Protein helps stabilize blood sugar levels and keeps you feeling full for longer.
  • Colorful Bell Peppers: Bursting with vibrant colors, bell peppers add natural sweetness and a dose of vitamin C to the dish. Their low glycemic index makes them a great choice for people with diabetes.
  • Cherry Tomatoes: Rich in lycopene and antioxidants, cherry tomatoes lend a delightful tanginess to the skillet while promoting heart health.
  • Garlic and Onions: The aromatic garlic and onions not only elevate the dish’s taste but also offer anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties.
  • Mediterranean Spices: A blend of oregano, basil, and thyme brings a medley of Mediterranean aromas and flavors that make this dish truly special.
  • Cheese: Depending on personal preference, crumbled feta or other low-carb cheese options can be sprinkled on top for a creamy and tangy twist that complements the Mediterranean flavors.

Recipe Instructions: Savoring the Flavors

While the detailed cooking instructions can be found on the recipe card, let’s briefly go through the steps to prepare the Mediterranean ground beef skillet:

  • Preparation: Begin by washing and chopping the vegetables, and have all the ingredients ready before starting to cook. This ensures a smooth and efficient cooking process.
  • Sauté the Beef: Brown the ground beef in a skillet, breaking it into crumbles until fully cooked. Drain any excess fat for a leaner dish.
  • Add the Vegetables: Toss in the bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, garlic, and onions. Sauté until the vegetables are slightly tender, preserving their vibrant colors and nutrients.
  • Seasoning: Sprinkle the Mediterranean spices over the skillet to infuse the dish with the flavors of the region.
  • Optional Cheese: If desired, sprinkle crumbled feta or another low-carb cheese on top for added creaminess and tanginess.

Tips and Variations

The beauty of the Mediterranean ground beef skillet lies in its versatility. Here are some tips and variations to customize the dish according to your preferences:

  • Vegetable Variations: Feel free to experiment with other colorful vegetables such as zucchini, eggplant, or mushrooms to add more variety and nutrition to the skillet.
  • Grain-Free Option: For a completely grain-free version, serve the skillet on a bed of fresh spinach or mixed greens instead of traditional rice.
  • Spice Level: Adjust the amount of Mediterranean spices to suit your taste preferences. If you enjoy a spicier kick, consider adding a pinch of red pepper flakes.

Benefits for People with Diabetes: A Balanced Meal

For individuals with diabetes, the Mediterranean ground beef skillet offers a balanced and nutritious option. Here are some benefits of this recipe for managing diabetes:

  • Controlled Carbohydrates: The recipe is low in carbohydrates, primarily coming from the vegetables. This helps stabilize blood sugar levels, crucial for diabetes management.
  • Healthy Fats: The inclusion of olive oil and low-carb cheese provides healthy monounsaturated fats that contribute to heart health and help regulate blood sugar.
  • Protein Power: Lean ground beef is an excellent source of protein, which helps slow down the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, preventing rapid spikes in blood glucose levels.
  • Nutrient-Rich Vegetables: The abundance of colorful vegetables brings an array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, supporting overall health and immune function.

Storage and Reheating

If you find yourself with leftovers, rejoice! The Mediterranean ground beef skillet stores well in the refrigerator for up to three days. Simply place it in an airtight container and refrigerate. To reheat, use the stovetop on low heat or microwave in short intervals to preserve the dish’s flavors and textures.

The Mediterranean ground beef skillet is a delightful journey through the flavors of the Mediterranean region, thoughtfully crafted for individuals with diabetes seeking a delicious and balanced meal option. Bursting with colors, nutrients, and aromatic spices, this skillet is sure to please your taste buds and keep your blood sugar levels in check. Embrace the Mediterranean spirit in your kitchen and indulge in a dish that nourishes your body and soul.

So, gather your fresh ingredients, don your apron, and embark on this wholesome culinary adventure. Let the Mediterranean ground beef skillet transport you to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean, even from the comfort of your home. Bon appétit!

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  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is quite good. It cooks quickly which I appreciate. I add kalamata olives and have tried it with lamb instead of beef which is really good.

    1. Hi Paula! Using lamb instead of beef sounds yummy! As does adding Kalamata olives. Thanks for the suggestions 🙂