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Basil Coconut Ground Beef Skillet with broccoli, carrots, and bell pepper - an easy on-pot meal that is filling and delicious! | TheRoastedRoot.net
Coconut Basil Ground Beef Skillet
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins

One-pot ground beef skillet with vegetables, rice, and a coconut basil sauce. A healthy and delicious dinner recipe!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut milk, gluten free, ground beef, healthy dinner, one pot meal, one skillet, rice
Servings: 4 to 6
Author: Julia
Basil Coconut Milk Sauce:
Ground Beef Skillet:
  • 2 cups white rice soaked
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef
  • 3 large carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 2/3 cups beef bone broth or chicken broth
  • 1 large crown broccoli chopped into florrets
  • 1/2 red bell pepper cut into matchsticks
  1. Begin by soaking the rice. I like to leave it soaking for 1 hour. After it has sufficiently soaked, drain the water from the rice and set aside until ready to use.

  2. Add all ingredients for the basil coconut sauce to a blender and blend well to combine. Set aside until ready to use.

  3. Heat the avocado oil in a large deep skillet over medium. Add the ground beef and sear for 2 minutes. Flip to the other side and sear another 2 minutes. Using a spatula, break up the beef into smaller chunks.

  4. Add the rice, chopped carrots, coconut basil sauce and broth. Cover the skillet and bring to a full boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and continue cooking 10 minutes.

  5. Remove the cover and stir the broccoli and bell pepper into the skillet until very well incorporated. Replace the cover and continue cooking another 10 minutes, or until much of the liquid has absorbed and vegetables reach desired doneness.

  6. Serve heaping bowls and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*I use one 2-ounce package of fresh basil