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Tender Tuscan kale, ground beef, bell peppers, sun dried tomatoes and lemon give this easy, keto-friendly Beef and Kale Skillet tons of flavor!

Keto Beef and Kale Skillet

The verdict is in! After posting this Keto Sheet Pan Pizza recipe a couple of weeks ago, lots of you told us you wanted us to post more keto recipes. Today’s Beef and Kale Skillet is another delicious recipe that will nicely fit into a keto or low-carb eating plan.

But even if you aren’t counting your carbs these days, this Beef and Kale Skillet is just simply delicious, easy to prep, loaded with lots of healthy vegetables, and a meal that everyone will love.


Keto Beef and Kale Skillet

How do you make this Beef and Kale Skillet?

This easy Beef and Kale Skillet is a one-pan meal – so start with a large, covered skillet.

In the skillet, sauté red onion, red bell pepper, diced sun dried tomatoes, and garlic in extra virgin olive oil, and cook until the vegetables start to soften.

Next, add ground beef and seasonings, and cook until the meat is browned.

Finally, add rinsed and chopped Tuscan kale, plus fresh lemon juice. Cover the skillet and cook until the kale is wilted – about 5 minutes or so. Remove the cover and simmer until the liquid in the pan has evaporated.

Last step – sprinkle some shredded, sharp cheddar cheese on top and cover again until it melts. Then serve your Beef and Kale Skillet immediately.


Keto Beef and Kale Skillet

Can I use curly kale or other greens in this recipe?

Yes, although we personally prefer the taste and texture of Tuscan kale (also called dinosaur or lacinato kale). Curly green kale can take longer to cook than Tuscan kale so plan accordingly.

You can also swap in other greens such as Swiss chard, collard greens or turnip greens. (Just be sure to check the carb counts for any substitutions you make.)

Keto Beef & Kale Skillet


What can I serve with this Beef and Kale Skillet?

You may enjoy these other Kale recipes:

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Keto Beef and Kale Skillet

Beef and Kale Skillet

  • Author: A Family Feast
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: entree
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

½ cup red onion, diced

½ red bell pepper, diced

2 tablespoons sun dried tomatoes, diced small

1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced

½ pound ground beef 70/30 (if you can’t find 70/30, 80/20 is fine, but more fat is better on a keto diet)

1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt

½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 ½ teaspoons dry oregano

1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

4 cups Tuscan kale, chopped and packed (rinse well and leave in colander wet)

Juice of one lemon

2/3 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded


In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat then add onion, bell pepper, sun dried tomatoes and garlic and saute for three minutes.

Add ground beef, salt, pepper, oregano and cumin and cook until browned, about two minutes.

Add the wet kale and the lemon juice and lower to medium low and cover.

Cook about five minutes until the kale has wilted. Remove cover, raise heat to medium and cook to evaporate liquid, about 2-3 minutes.

Sprinkle on cheese, cover and remove from heat. Wait two minutes and serve.

Keywords: easy beef and kale skillet, keto



Keto Beef & Kale Skillet

Keto Beef & Kale Skillet

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  • Megan Handley Lawler wrote:

    This was something I threw together – I used white onion and no bell pepper. It was excellent! I served over dirty mashed potatoes, my husband said it tasted like shepherds pie! I will definitely make this again!

    • Martha wrote:

      Glad you liked the recipe Megan!

  • Carolyn wrote:

    Just made this dish and it was DELICIOUS!! So flavorful and very satisfying. Will be adding this to the dinner rotation.
    Thanks for a great recipe

    • Martha wrote:

      You’re very welcome Carolyn! Glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  • Becky wrote:

    Just made this beef and kale recipe, added some more spices and served with cauliflower rice and it was delicious, definitely a keeper.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Becky!

  • Jonnette Kraft wrote:

    OMG this was amazing and so easy and quick to fix. Love It!!!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Jonnette – glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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