Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Zany Beef & Zucchini Skillet


It’s time for Karen’s Killer Fixin’s! Over the years, I’ve filled two 4-inch, 3-ring binders with my own creations as well as recipes my family and friends were willing to share with me. I simply love to cook and want to share that love with my readers. So every Friday, I share one recipe I think you and your family might enjoy. It might be a main course recipe. A cookie or baked item. Candy. Salads. Whatever strikes my eye and fancy…which today is ZANY BEEF & ZUCCHINI SKILLET!

If you planted zucchini this year, it’s that time when you can harvest more zucchini than you know how to prepare. Here’s a wonderful, quick way to serve up a satisfying family meal using some of that zucchini. Even if you didn’t plant a garden this year, this healthy vegetable is on sale now!

I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy eating!


P.S. We’re at 215 recipes and counting with this posting. Hope you find some recipes you like. If this is your first visit, please check out past blogs for more Killer Fixin’s. In the right hand column menu, you can even look up past recipes by type. i.e. Desserts, Breads, Beef, Chicken, Soups, Author Specials, etc.

[Serves 6-8

1 lb. ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
¾ cup green pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 ½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
1 tsp. chili powder
5 cups zucchini, sliced
2-3 large tomatoes, chopped
1 ¼ cup corn
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped

Sauté beef, onion, green pepper and garlic in 12” skillet until well browned. Add remaining ingredients. Cover, simmer 10-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Tastes great with warm biscuits or muffins.

(Options: Substitute chopped cooked chicken for beef. Or change the seasonings to Italian herbs and top with sliced mozzarella cheese. Serve when cheese is melted.)

2 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Zany Beef & Zucchini Skillet”

    1. Ack! Operator error!

      Not sure how the recipe didn’t replace previous week’s recipe but it’s fixed now. Thanks for catching this, Connie. I feel much better now. Twitch, twitch! 🙂

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