This easy Asian beef skillet meal comes together in under 30 minutes. Great for those busy weeknights and makes a fantastic meal prep option.
A few years ago I started using coconut aminos in recipes to add flavor. I played around with it alot in the kitchen. Lone be hold that is how this recipe came about. I love the simplicity of this dish- just 5 ingredients plus spices. It is super easy to make and the flavor combination will explode in your mouth. The spices with the coconut aminos together give it the Asian flare and packed with the veggies it is a great healthy weeknight meal. This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, Whole 30 compliant and paleo.
- Ground Beef
- Cauliflower Rice
- Green Beans
- Coconut Aminos
How to make
- Step 1: Cut cauliflower into small chunks. Remove the any green leaves and stems. Using a grater or food processor, rice cauliflower. For a box grater, grate cauliflower into a bowl. For a food processor, add cauliflower chunks and pulse until it becomes rice like. If using bagged cauliflower rice, you can skip this step and move to step #2.
- Step 2: Finely mince garlic and place in skillet with ground beef. Cook until meat is browned.
- Step 3: Drain any excess fat off from the beef and sprinkle spices over the beef. Mix together.
- Step 4: Add in cauliflower rice, green beans and coconut amino sauce.
- Step 5: Cover and let cook for 15 minutes. Giving the vegetables time to become softer and flavors to combine.
What is coconut aminos?
Coconut aminos is a salty/sweet liquid condiment that is made from the fermented sap of a coconut palm tree. It is often used in place of or as a substitute in recipes for soy sauce. It does not contain gluten, MSG and GMO’s which many soy sauces do. This is why it is looked on as a more healthier alternative to use.
- Ground beef- this recipe can be made with ground turkey or ground pork if you don’t have or not eating ground beef.
- Cauliflower rice- if you are not concerned with low carb, regular white rice can be used in place of cauliflower.
- Green beans- I use frozen green beans and sometimes fresh ones from our garden in the summer time but canned green beans work well.
- Garlic- you can used already minced garlic if you don’t have cloves available.
- Coconut aminos- I love coconut aminos as I’m not a fan of the negatives surrounding soy sauce. However, you can substitute soy sauce and it will still contain the same flavors and consistency.
Can this be prepared ahead of time?
Yes, this makes a great meal prep option. You can make it as part of your weekly meal prep and either keep in a refrigerator safe container for a few days or freezer bag for longer term. It is easy to re-heat. Just take out of container or bag and place back in skillet on medium heat until warm.
What else can I serve with this skillet?
This skillet meal goes great with a side salad or add on an extra side of vegetables of choice to round out the meal.Print
This easy Asian beef skillet meal comes together in under 30 minutes. Great for those busy weeknights and makes a fantastic meal prep option. Whole 30, paleo, gluten-free and low carb.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 3 cups riced cauliflower
- 2 cups green beans
- 1 cup coconut aminos
- 2–3 garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp ginger
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
- Cut cauliflower into small chunks and either grate with a box grater or process in a food processor. If using bagged cauliflower, move to step 2.
- Finely mince garlic and place in skillet with ground beef.
- Cook meat and garlic together until brown.
- Drain off any excess fat from the beef and sprinkle spices over the meat. Mix together.
- Add in cauliflower rice, green beans and coconut amino sauce.
- Stir, cover and let cook for 15 minutes.
- If vegetables seem crunchy still after 15 minutes, leave on stovetop for a few more minutes until softened.
- You can substitute many of the ingredients to tailor to your dietary needs (see blog post)
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Category: Main Dish
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Asian
Keywords: skillet meal, asian skillet meal, 30 minute meal, whole 30, paleo