Tasty Cauliflower Rice and Ground Beef Skillet

This easy Tex-Mex cauliflower rice and ground beef recipe is a healthy meal the whole family will love. It's also a one-pot wonder, Whole30 compliant and you’re going to love it! A perfect weeknight meal when you’re in a rush and want a break from your usual chicken dinner. As an additional bonus, it reheats really well.
Tasty Cauliflower Rice and Ground Beef Skillet


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 12 ounces cauliflower (riced, I used frozen from Trader Joe's)
  • 1 onion (small, chopped)
  • 1 cup bell peppers (sliced, I used frozen from Trader Joe's)
  • 3 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 can tomatoes (14.5 oz, diced)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more, to taste)
  • salt
  • cilantro (chopped, for serving)
Prep time:
5 minutes
Cook time:
22 minutes
Total time:
27 minutes
Yield: 5 servings | Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 22 minutes | Total time: 27 minutes


1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add beef, crumble it, add onion and garlic. Cook until beef is no longer pink.

2. Add cauliflower and bell peppers, cook for 10 minutes, until vegetables are tender.

3. Add tomatoes, cumin, paprika, oregano and cayenne pepper. Season with salt to taste. Cook for another 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Garnish with cilantro and serve.

Products I recommend for this recipe




Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne Pepper
Diced Tomatoes

Diced Tomatoes



Bell Pepper

Bell Pepper

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Good as a burrito stuffer

Guest December 8, 2020 5:49 PM
I add some celery, corn kernels, and jalapeño along with some taco seasoning. Wrap it up in a tortilla with a dab of sour cream for a quick burrito that my family loved.

Guest September 22, 2020 7:15 PM
Made this with ground moose burger! Spectacular recipe 👏

One can diced tomatoes...

Guest June 28, 2020 1:15 PM
What sized can? I mean, canned tomato is not a one size thing.


Guest June 18, 2020 9:26 PM
This meal was delicious like a taco salad without the lettuce in a bowl.

Guest March 23, 2020 11:47 AM
This beautifull meal will give you love power. Also check shepards pie


Valerie Shawhan March 16, 2020 10:20 PM
Delicious! I've made this several times. One of my favorite recipes!


Guest November 18, 2019 7:53 PM
It was good overall. I added spinach and will add some taco seasoning next time. - B

Excellent, Easy Zero Carb Meal

Guest November 18, 2019 11:10 AM
Serve with 2 fried eggs in the morning too

So Easy and fat

Guest November 16, 2019 11:44 PM

Sooo good

Guest August 10, 2019 5:56 PM
This was great and easy to make.

Super delicious

Guest June 30, 2019 12:12 AM
I never leave comments for recipes but just had to leave one for this particular recipe. This was so delicious. Ate it with tortilla chips. So so good !

Fast, healthy and delicious!

Guest June 28, 2019 7:07 PM
Had this for dinner tonight. Fed my family of 6 with no leftovers because it was so delicious! I added zuchini to it as I had one in my fridge that needed to be used up.

Very good

Guest June 3, 2019 6:37 PM
I came home from work and needed something quick. This dish turned out very good. My husband ate it all without even knowing it was cauliflower rice. For the win!

Quick and Tasty

Guest April 2, 2019 6:39 PM
This dish was tasty and quick to prepare — my kind of recipe! Hubby and daughter enjoyed it as much as I did. It’s a keeper for me.

Healthy and yummy

Guest February 18, 2019 11:38 AM
I serve this with tortilla chips and we all scoop it up like a healthy Tex mex dish....... it’s delish!


Guest May 10, 2018 7:24 PM
So good! Even my extremely fussy 12 year old son ate it. Thanks for a fast and healthy meal that will become a staple!

Guest December 6, 2017 9:17 PM
Very tasty!

Guest October 30, 2017 3:01 PM
Oh YES!!! I am loving the looks of all those flavours, I bet they work so well together! Great recipe, thanks for sharing :) Jane x


Guest October 26, 2017 6:31 PM
This looks really delicious. My family has started to eat cauliflower rice recently and I think they will like it.

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Guest December 2, 2021 9:52 PM
Tasty and healthy!

Great Recipe

Guest November 17, 2021 9:42 PM
I really loved this recipe! I added more cayenne pepper and it was perfect. Question: what is the measurement for 1 serving?

alenatrs November 18, 2021 11:56 AM
Glad to hear you liked this cauli and ground beef skillet! The serving sizes I use are approximate, for this recipe I'd say probably about 2 cups per serving. - Alena

Cauliflower rice & hamburger

Guest August 11, 2021 7:26 PM
Great recipe! Added chopped celery & a smidgen of zucchini. I’ll try shredding 1/2cup zucchini & add it next time. Definitely will use riced cauliflower from the garden. Can’t use anything newly preserved until after 1st snow fall🙂

alenatrs August 12, 2021 9:47 PM
Thank you so much for sharing your feedback! I bet this cauli and beef skillet tastes even better with cauliflower from the garden ;) - Alena

Very good one pan meal

Guest August 1, 2021 7:52 PM
My husband and I enjoyed this. He wants me to add more ‘heat’ to it next time, but the key is that there will be a next time.

alenatrs August 1, 2021 9:49 PM
That is awesome, thanks for your good feedback! - Alena

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