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 (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.


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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!

alenatrs March 22, 2020 8:16 PM
Awesome! Happy to hear this cauliflower rice and ground beef skillet is your favorite. - Alena


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

alenatrs December 13, 2019 9:17 AM
Thank you for sharing your feedback! - Alena

Excellent, Easy Zero Carb Meal

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

alenatrs December 13, 2019 9:16 AM
Glad to hear you liked it! Eggs are a great addition to this. - Alena

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.

alenatrs August 19, 2019 10:38 PM
Happy to hear you liked the recipe! - Alena

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 !

alenatrs July 2, 2019 7:46 PM
I'm so happy to hear you loved the recipe! Thanks for your awesome review!! - Alena

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.

alenatrs July 2, 2019 7:46 PM
Zucchini sounds like a great addition! Thank you for sharing that with us! - Alena

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!

alenatrs June 24, 2019 7:09 PM
I'm so happy you and your husband enjoyed this recipe! Thank you for sharing that with us! - Alena

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.

alenatrs April 16, 2019 1:35 PM
Thank you for your wonderful review! I'm happy to hear that your family enjoyed this healthy cauliflower-beef skillet!

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!

alenatrs February 25, 2019 2:16 PM
So glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe! Thanks for leaving the comment! - Alena


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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