Greek Ground Beef Skillet Recipe

5 from 2 votes

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Let’s make an easy Greek-style ground beef skillet recipe. It is the perfect meal for warmer days, made with fresh vegetables, herbs, and seasonings in about 30 minutes.

Nothing can compare to real Greek food, of course. But if you are like me and don’t have a Yia Yia nearby, this dish is a tasty way to enjoy some wonderful flavors.

A bowl of quinoa salad with colorful vegetables and ground meat on a marble countertop.
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Why I Love This Ground Beef Skillet Recipe

  • Fresh ingredients.
  • It’s a tasty low-carb dinner.
  • Make dinner in 30 minutes.

Ingredients Needed

Below is a preview of what you need for this one-skillet ground beef dinner. Please see the ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the recipe card.

Various fresh ingredients for a greek salad with ground beef, labeled for identification.

Variations

This is a versatile meal, so feel free to use what you have. Here are some ideas.

  • Ground chicken, Italian sausage, and turkey are great options if you don’t like ground beef. Ground lamb would be delicious if you can find it.
  • Any color bell pepper will work (green, yellow, red, orange).
  • Add a dollop of hummus as a tasty topping.
  • Kale is a good substitute for spinach.
  • Don’t like to chop garlic? Use ½ teaspoon garlic powder instead.
  • Any Greek olives will work but make sure they are pitted and chopped.
  • Serve as a sandwich in a pita pocket with some tzatziki sauce.

How to Make It

I love a healthy dinner that’s quick and easy to make. It really check all the boxes. And these colors are so beautiful. Talk about eating the rainbow!

Assorted chopped vegetables on a cutting board, ready for cooking or salad preparation.

Step 1: Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and dice the vegetables.

A variety of chopped vegetables including zucchini, tomatoes, bell peppers, and onions in a stainless steel pan with a wooden spoon.

Step 2: Add the diced bell peppers, zucchini, red onion, and cherry tomatoes and saute for 4 to 5 minutes. Then stir in garlic until fragrant, about one minute.

A bowl of fresh diced vegetable salad with zucchini, tomatoes, and yellow bell peppers, accompanied by a side of greens and cheese.

Step 3: Remove vegetables from the pan and onto a plate. Set aside.

Cooked ground beef in a stainless steel pan with a wooden spoon.

Step 4: Add the ground beef to the same skillet and cook until the beef is browned, about 7 to 10 minutes. Drain the excess grease

A colorful one-pot meal with ground meat, fresh spinach, cherry tomatoes, diced yellow bell peppers, and kidney beans, garnished with dill, ready to be served.

Step 5: Transfer the vegetables back to the skillet with the ground beef along with the spinach, kalamata olives, fresh herbs, salt, and Greek dressing. Stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until the spinach has wilted.

A colorful skillet meal with ground meat, diced vegetables, herbs, and crumbled cheese.

Step 6: Remove from heat and garnish with feta cheese before serving.

A colorful dish featuring ground meat, diced vegetables, cherry tomatoes, and crumbled cheese served in a bowl.

Recipe Tips

You can make this recipe for meal prep. Dice up the pepper, zucchini, red onion, and tomatoes and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to cook. You can also freeze the finished recipe for up to 3 months.

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Greek Ground Beef Skillet

5 from 2 votes
This easy ground beef skillet recipe is loaded with veggies and a splash of Greek flavor. It's the perfect weeknight dinner that's done in 30 minutes or less!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, deseeded and diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and diced (or ½ large red onion)
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • ½ cup kalamata olives, pitted and sliced in half
  • 1 tablespoon fresh herbs, parsley and dill, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ cup Greek dressing
  • Crumbled feta, for serving

Instructions 

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the bell peppers, zucchini, red onion, and cherry tomatoes. Saute for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove the vegetables to a plate.
  • Add the ground beef to the same skillet and cook until the beef is browned, about 7 to 10 minutes. Drain the excess grease.
  • Transfer the vegetables back to the skillet with the ground beef.
  • Add the spinach, kalamata olives, fresh herbs, salt, and Greek dressing. Stir for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the spinach has wilted.
  • Garnish with crumbled feta before serving.

Notes

Ground chicken, Italian sausage, and turkey are great alternatives to ground beef.
Feel free to use any color bell pepper you have.
Add a dollop of hummus as a tasty topping or serve with flatbread or pita. 
Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for 2-3 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 352kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Monounsaturated Fat: 9g, Trans Fat: 0.4g, Cholesterol: 84mg, Sodium: 934mg, Potassium: 777mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 1851IU, Vitamin C: 76mg, Calcium: 111mg, Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American

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