ZUCCHINI BEEF SKILLET

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Zucchini beef skillet is one of my favorite ways to prepare this summer vegetable.

Zucchini Beef Skillet

I am always looking for new ways to use up zucchini and this zucchini beef skillet meal is fast and easy.  I just add some cornbread muffins to accompany this dish and it makes a meal. I love growing zucchini but one plant will almost produce enough to feed my family.  I had a zucchini plant get half as big as my patio last year!  They must love the soil in my yard.  This zucchini beef skillet is good warmed over and will keep several days in the fridge.  I love that you can use other fresh vegetables in this recipe from your garden.  You can make this in winter using canned or frozen vegetables as well.

Zucchini Beef Skillet

1 pound ground beef

1 medium onion, chopped

1 green pepper, chopped

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon chili powder

2 fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped (You don’t have to peel the tomatoes, sometimes I do and other times I don’t)

1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn

2 tablespoons pimiento

1 tablespoon dried parsley

5 cups unpeeled thinly sliced zucchini (Can use yellow squash instead of zucchini or a mixture of both)

1 package onion soup mix

3/4 cup water

Brown beef, onion and green pepper in a large skillet. Drain. Add remaining ingredients.  Cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes until vegetables are tender.  Makes 8 to 10 servings. Enjoy!

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5 from 2 votes

Zucchini Beef Skillet

This Zucchini Beef Skillet recipe is perfect to use up your garden zucchini. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Zucchini Beef Skillet

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped (You don’t have to peel the tomatoes, sometimes I do and other times I don’t)
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn
  • 2 tablespoons pimiento
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 5 cups unpeeled thinly sliced zucchini (Can use yellow squash instead of zucchini or a mixture of both)
  • 1 package onion soup mix
  • 3/4 cup water

Instructions

  • Brown beef, onion and green pepper in a large skillet. Drain
  • Add remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes until vegetables are tender.

Don’t forget to pin this great skillet meal!

 

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16 Comments

  1. Loved this! I made some slight changes but only because I had leftover rice in the fridge. I had no fresh tomatoes so I used a can of Rotel. Very yummy!!5 stars

  2. I made this tonight and used ground turkey. Invited a neighbor over for dinner, and we loved it. I like the idea of adding rice or pasta. Will definitely make again.5 stars

  3. This was really good! I didn’t put in the pimentos because we don’t like them. After the main dish was cooked, I added 8 oz of cooked whole wheat rotini (which I had poured some olive oil on and some sea salt) before I mixed into the main dish.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Sounds delicious Ilene! Thank you for sharing. So glad you enjoyed this recipe. Have a wonderful week 🙂

  4. This sounds great. I may try it using ground turkey instead of beef. What do you think about adding some rice? Would you use more water or maybe some chicken broth if adding rice?

  5. This sounds great. I think I will try using ground turkey instead of beef.

  6. Made this for supper and it was so good! Thanks so much for sharing. Always looking for something with zucchini and yellow squash. 🙂

  7. My mom would often do a veggie and ground beef mix in the summer, especially with zucchini or summer squash, but your recipe really takes things to a new level, will have to try soon, thanks.

  8. Delores Hicks says:

    How many cans can be substituted for fresh tomatoes

  9. Delores Hicks says:

    Can you substitute can diced tomatoes for fresh tomatoes?

  10. Douglas Blackie says:

    This sounds really tasty. I am going to try it tomorrow night

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