Keto Lemon Pepper Beef

Beef, green spinach, yellow lemon slices and mushrooms in silver skillet Lemon Pepper Beef with brown wood spoon and blue and white striped dish towel.

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One Skillet Lemon Pepper Beef

We use a whole bag of fresh baby spinach in this Keto Friendly Lemon Pepper Beef. This is an easy “toss it all in the pan” type of meal.

You know how that bag of fresh baby spinach just stares at you? It judges you. The bag taunts you. That baby spinach challenges you to use it before it goes bad and you have to throw it away.

Same for that small box of pre-sliced mushrooms. Use ’em or lose ’em.

Beef, green spinach, yellow lemon slices and mushrooms in silver skillet Lemon Pepper Beef with brown wood spoon and blue and white striped dish towel.

Dump it all in the skillet

I start with partially browning the ground beef for the Lemon Pepper Beef recipe. When the beef is still slightly pink I push it the the side and start cooking the onion and mushrooms.

Once the onion starts to soften I mix it all together and continue stirring.

Beef, green spinach, yellow lemon slices and mushrooms in silver skillet Lemon Pepper Beef with brown wood spoon and blue and white striped dish towel.

That bag of spinach

Next we add in that bag of spinach and the salt & pepper to the Lemon Pepper Beef. I almost feel a sense of victory that I used that spinach successfully before it went bad.

Take that bag of spinach!

Beef, green spinach, yellow lemon slices and mushrooms in silver skillet Lemon Pepper Beef close up

I continue stirring and folding the fresh spinach into the hot beef and onion mixture until it is fully wilted and mixed in to the Lemon Pepper Beef.

Lemon and Taste

While lemon and beef are not a super classic combo, it has quickly become a staple in our meal planning. The tangy lemon and the slightly spicy black pepper make this a meal with flavors to remember.

Beef, green spinach, yellow lemon slices and mushrooms in silver skillet Lemon Pepper Beef with brown wood spoon.

Serve with…

I like to serve Lemon Pepper Beef with mashed or riced cauliflower as a simple meal. My Cauliflower Cheese Casserole is also a hearty side dish making this a “meat and potatoes” kind of meal.

Baked cauliflower and yellow cheese casserole in white rectangle dish. Brown wooden sppon.

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My secret to lasting weight loss

Maintaining my weight loss, and quite frankly staying healthy, has always been the main driver for this website. Making dinners like this Lemon Pepper Beef is really my trick.

Kellie with a red pepper. white pants and blue top.
Intermittent Fasting and a Low Carb Diet are the key to MY success.

Sorry, it’s that simple for me…I meal prep and almost always cook at home.

I wrote a few articles about this and will write more. Everyone needs to know that cooking at home is one of my major keys to success.

Every meal does not have to be epic.

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Lemon Pepper Beef

This Lemon Pepper Beef is a simple one skillet meal. Tangy lemon and a punch of black pepper make this a staple meal for in our house.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: basic keto, beef, easy dinner, lemon pepper
Servings: 4 large servings
Calories: 324kcal
Author: The Kellie Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • Β½ cup yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic mashed
  • 10 oz baby spinach fresh
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • Β½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Instructions

  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the ground beef and break up the meat. Half way through browning the ground beef, move to one side of the skillet. Add the onion, mushrooms and garlic to the empty side of the skillet.
  • Keeping the onion mixture separate from the beef, continue to stir until onion starts to soften. Once the onion has started to soften and the mushrooms have started to wilt, mix the beef with the onion mixture to fully combine.
  • Next add in the salt, pepper and fresh baby spinach to the skillet meat mixture. Carefully fold the fresh baby spinach into the beef mixture until leaves are fully wilted.
  • Turn off heat and stir in the lemon juice. Taste for seasoning and enjoy.

Notes

*The nutrition calculations are for 4 generous servings.Β  Usually this recipe is more like 6 servings when we are eating it as part of a larger meal.

Nutrition

Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 425mg | Potassium: 823mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 6646IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 4mg
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