Ground Beef & Summer Vegetables Dinner

Delicious Ground Beef and Summer Vegetables Recipe: A Perfect Seasonal Delight


Summer is here, and with it comes an abundance of fresh, vibrant vegetables. What better way to celebrate the summer season than with a delicious and easy-to-make summer vegetable recipe? This dish is not only packed with flavor but also boasts numerous health benefits, making it a perfect choice for a quick weeknight dinner or a weekend barbecue. Let’s dive into this tasty and nutritious recipe that is sure to become a family favorite!



Don’t be afraid to toss in other veggies you have laying around!

  • Basil and thyme: fresh herbs that pair well with summer vegetables.
  • Butter: to add add flavor.
  • Corn, zucchini, and tomato: are classic summer veggies that are so populous in our gardens and farmers markets this season.
  • Ground beef: packed with lean protein and flavor.
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper: enhance the other flavors in the dish.
  • Olive oil: to sauté the vegetables and beef.
  • Onion and garlic: add a very nice savory flavor.
  • Worcestershire sauce: for a salty savory flavor. Could also be substituted by Soy Sauce.


Follow along with cooking instructions but feel free to deviate or adapt when it comes to vegetable variety or spice choice!

  1. Season the Beef: While cooking the beef, add salt and pepper for a deeper flavor.
  2. Brown the Beef: In a large preheated skillet, cook the ground beef with olive oil, onion, and garlic until it is good and brown.
  3. Add the Vegetables: add the vegetables, butter, herbs, and Worscheshire sauce and allow to cook down.
  4. Simmer: Cover the skillet and allow all ingredients to simmer and tenderize on low heat. Cook until vegetables are soft and then season with salt and pepper before serving.

Benefits of the Recipe

The benefits of this recipe are the simplicity of preparation, ease of adaptation, nutritious benefits, and easy-peasy cleanup! Don’t have fresh corn on hand? No problem, canned corn works great too. Leftover salad veggies? Toss em’ in! This recipe is easy to adapt to the ingredients you have on hand and so it is easy to accommodate for allergies and preferences. With a pound of ground beef, you’ll get around 65 grams of protein. Paired with vegetables full of fiber and vitamins, you’re in for a well rounded and healthy meal.

Ease of Preparation

The one-pan method of preparing and cooking this meal makes it not only simple but quick making it a great solution to the last-minute dinner quandry. Simply toss in some beef and seasoning, add the veggies, season again, and serve! Another advantage of the one-pan method is the layering of flavor when you cook the vegetables in the same pan you prepared and seasoned the beef in. But the best advantage of this recipe? There is only one pan to clean after dinner!

Serving Suggestions

Serve over rice, mashed potatoes, bread rolls, or any other combination you can think of! The savory flavor of the beef contrasts well with the zestiness of the vegetables as well as the differing textures of the beef, vegetables, and carb of choice.


We hope you give this simple and healthy recipe a try and challenge you to use only one pan! Vary your plating each time with a rotation of rice, potatoes, cauliflower rice, or dinner rolls. So next time you are running late on dinner, give this quick and easy recipe a go, and tailor it to your specific preferences with the vegetables you have on hand.

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