Wellness & Weight Loss Tutoring

Handy Hamburger Dinner

Prep Time

5+ minutes, depending on side

Prep Notes

Wash and chop veggies.

Prepare desired side dish to serve, if necessary. I used Miracle Noodles to lower the carbs in this dish, but you can serve it with regular or gluten-free pasta, rice, quinoa, potatoes or even simply with greens!

Cooking Time

20 minutes


6 servings


1 tbsp olive oil

1 medium sized onion

2 tbsp minced garlic

2 c. sliced carrots

1 medium zucchini

1 bell pepper

1 kg lean ground beef

2 tsp sea salt

1 tsp black pepper

1 tbsp italian seasoning

1/2 tsp paprika

1 1/2 tbsp arrowroot power (or cornstarch)

1 can full-fat coconut milk

1/4 c nutritional yeast

prepared side to serve, if desired


Pre-heat a large saute pan on medium-high heat. Add olive oil.

Saute onion and garlic until fragrant. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink. Drain/skim excess fat.

Add seasonings and arrowroot powder and stir until combined. Stir in coconut milk and veggies.

Reduce heat, cover and let simmer stirring occasionally for about 15-20 minutes, or until veggies are cooked. (Hint: the smaller you chop your veggies, the quicker they cook!)

Remove from heat, remove cover and let stand for about 5 minutes. 

Sprinkle nutritional yeast over top and serve.


You can substitute any veggies you like in place of the ones I used here. When I'm in a hurry on busy weeknights, I simply use frozen mixed veggies instead of fresh and I'll add 2 tsp of onion and garlic powder to the seasonings if I don't feel like prepping fresh. 

I use coconut milk and nutritional yeast in place of cream and cheese respectively since I am intolerant to dairy. If you tolerate dairy, you can use heavy cream and whichever cheese you prefer to suit your taste!

To see which products I use, click here to peek in my pantry!