This is a recipe that comes together in about six minutes flat when you have your “lego pieces” prepped and ready at all times.  It was getting late for dinner and both my husband and I had been outside working on our property.  With 45 acres there are always things to get done outdoors.  I came in dirty and tired and really didn’t want to think about cooking something.  I knew I had organic ground beef with red onions cooked and frozen.  I had fresh broccoli flowerets cut and washed in a container in the refrigerator.  I had shredded carrots and a head of both red and green cabbage.

In addition to being dirty and tired, I was also very hungry and I wanted something to eat fast!  (This is one of those times when I just wanted to get in the shower and have some fast food handed to me, but when you live 20 minutes from town it is often faster just to make something yourself).  I was curious just how fast I could throw something together that would be fast, healthy and tasty.  I started to time myself and went to work.

I pulled out the frozen ground beef and onions and threw them into a skillet with a little avocado oil and turned the heat on high.  I added the broccoli and cut them a little smaller with a pair of scissors while they were in the skillet.  Stir.  Then I grabbed the shredded carrots and added them to the skillet.  I was too tired to cut both red and green cabbage, so I went for color and cut a chunk of red cabbage into large shreds and added them to the mix and put the lid on the pan.

Next I needed to add seasonings, so I went to my standard mixes.  I threw in some coconut aminos, a splash of balsamic vinegar, sea salt and pepper, turmeric, 21 salute, garlic powder, sesame seeds and hemp seeds. Stir and heat thru and voilà!  In just six minutes we were eating (I was so hungry, my shower had to wait).  Anybody can do this.  This really is faster than “fast food” and so much healthier.

Easy Beef Broccoli Sauté
This recipe is easy, fast, tasty and healthy. Six minutes flat if you are prepped.
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Paleo
  • 1 lb. organic ground beef with 1 red onion cooked and frozen
  • 1 Tbsp. avocado oil
  • 2 cups broccoli flowerets
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • ½ cup red cabbage cut into large shreds
  • ½ cup coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Turmeric to taste
  • 21 Salute to taste (Trader Joe’s)
  • Garlic powder to taste
  • Sesame and hemp seeds to taste
  1. Place ground beef/onion mixture in a hot skillet with avocado oil.
  2. Add vegetables, stir and place a lid on skillet.
  3. Add coconut aminos, balsamic vinegar, and all other seasonings.
  4. Stir and heat thru.