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Ground Beef & Broccoli Skillet: Whole30, Paleo, Low Carb, GF

This Whole30 ground beef and broccoli skillet is perfect for a quick weeknight meal or meal prep recipe. It comes together in under 30 minutes, has a simple ingredient list which makes it budget friendly, and reheats well! It’s also paleo, low carb, and gluten-free, so everyone can enjoy it. Made in only one pan, so you won’t have to spend time on clean up either!

  • Author: Bailey
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 3 1x
  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American (Asian Inspired)
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil
  • 3 cups chopped broccoli florets
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup¬†coconut aminos
  • 1/2 cup chicken or beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar (omit for Whole30/sugar-free)
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot flour, mixed in 1 tablespoon water until dissolved
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice powder (can omit if you don’t have it)
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • Optional: red pepper chili flakes, to taste


  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat, and then add the broccoli florets. Sauté the broccoli for about 3 minutes, until bright green and fork tender but still crisp. Transfer the broccoli to a plate or bowl
  2. Add the ground beef to the skillet and brown, for about 10 minutes, until crumbled and cooked through. Drain the excess grease and return the ground beef to the skillet
  3. While the ground beef is cooking, add the remaining ingredients except the green onions to a small bowl. Whisk them together until the spices are incorporated into the liquid
  4. After the ground beef has been returned to the skillet, add the broccoli florets back in and then pour in the sauce. Stir on medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes until the sauce has thickened and is coating the ground beef and broccoli
  5. Remove from heat, garnish with green onions and serve with cauliflower rice


  • If not keeping this Whole30, you can use 1:1 ratio gluten-free flour in place of arrowroot