Ground Beef and Potatoes Skillet

Ground Beef and Potatoes Skillet
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Here’s a delightful ground beef and potatoes recipe that’s not only scrumptious but also healthy! We’ve combined ground beef, potatoes, and a medley of vibrant veggies like kale, tomatoes, and peppers. The best part? It all comes together in a single skillet, allowing flavors to mingle while minimizing dishwashing duties.

Get ready to whip up this Ground Beef & Potatoes Skillet!

Who knew that such a simple pairing of ground beef and potatoes could create something so comforting and mouthwatering? In this recipe, we’ve united these two all-time favorites in a single pan and tossed in some extra veggies to give you a wholesome, satisfying meal. Here’s the step-by-step guide to preparing this scrumptious dish:

Active Time: 40 mins | Total Time: 40 mins | Servings: 6


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound 90% lean ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 3 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, diced (1/2-inch)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced (1/2-inch)
  • 1 poblano pepper, diced (1/2-inch)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch lacinato kale, stemmed and roughly chopped
  • 2 plum tomatoes, cored and diced (1/2-inch)
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced crosswise (optional)


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef, cumin, salt, and pepper; cook, stirring often to break up the meat, until evenly browned, about 6 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the beef to a paper-towel-lined plate; do not wipe out the pan. Add 1 tablespoon oil to the drippings in the pan. Add potatoes; cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes begin to caramelize and are tender about 20 minutes. Transfer the potatoes to the plate with the beef.
  2. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in the skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and poblano; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 6 minutes. Add garlic; cook, stirring often, until aromatic, about 1 minute. Add kale and tomatoes; cook, stirring often, until the kale is wilted and the tomatoes are heated through about 3 minutes. Stir in the beef and potatoes. Sprinkle with scallions, if desired.

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About the Author: Jenny Kristy

Spice Seeker, Recipe Weaver, Nomad Chef |With a passport bursting with stamps and a pantry overflowing with global spices, Jenny Kristy isn't just a cook, she's a culinary nomad. Her travels fuel her passion, transforming exotic flavors into recipes that tantalize and transport. She weaves magic in her kitchen, sharing her adventures through meals that whisper of Marrakesh markets and Tuscan trattorias. From teaching sushi to whipping up Moroccan masterpieces, Jenny ignites wanderlust and connects cultures, one delicious bite at a time.

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