This ground beef stir fry is easy, delicious and cost effective! It’s made without soy or gluten and is paleo, whole30, AIP, and easy to make keto.

ground beef stir fry in pan

Who doesn’t love good stir fry? It’s easy, fast, and you can pack a lot of flavor and vegetables into just one pan. It’s a great way to use up leftovers and it’s a meal that everyone can enjoy.

Beef stir fry is one of my favorite meals, like this Mongolian beef stir fry, but it can get a little expensive. Can’t you just do it with ground beef to make it cheaper and easier? Yes! I’m going to show you how to do just that, while still keeping it healthy, paleo, whole30, AIP, and keto!


How to Make the Ground Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry Recipe

  • Using a large pan to brown the ground beef and set it aside.
  • Cook garlic and ginger under fragrant.
  • Add the rest on the vegetables and cook to soften.
  • Add the ground beef back in along with the coconut aminos and green onion and enjoy!

It’s really that easy! No fuss, just a simple and nourishing meal to make when you want something healthy and yummy but low maintenance.


What Vegetables to Put in a Ground Beef Stir Fry

You can really get creative with this stir fry! Choose what you have on hand, whatever you love, or whatever is on sale. There are really a lot of options. Here are just a few ideas of what you can use…

  • Green cabbage
  • Bok choy
  • Onions
  • Carrots
  • Broccoli
  • Zucchini
  • Mushrooms
  • Etc!

If you’re keto, you just have to be cognizant of the vegetables you’re adding and the amounts you’re using.

Tips & Tricks for Making An Easy Ground Beef Stir Fry


Get a good quality ground beef! 

It’s still a cheaper cut of beef even if it’s higher quality, and you’ll really taste the difference in a stir fry like this.

Adjust seasonings to taste. 

We all have different tastes when it comes to things like garlic and ginger. It’s best to go with your own palette.


ground beef stir fry in bowl

The Ingredients You’ll Need for this Recipe

  • Ground Beef
  • Cabbage, zucchini, carrots, and broccoli
  • Garlic and ginger
  • Coconut aminos. This is a soy sauce substitute that’s soy-free!


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Ground Beef Stir Fry (Paleo, Whole30, AIP)

  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x


This ground beef stir fry is easy, delicious and cost effective! It’s made without soy or gluten and is paleo, whole30, AIP, and easy to make keto.


Units Scale
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 1 thumb ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1 small zucchini, chopped into half moons
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 1/2 cup green cabbage, shredded
  • 3 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tsp apple cider vingar
  • 1 tbsp green onion, sliced


  1. Using a large deep skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat. Season with salt and pepper and use a wooden spoon to thoroughly crumble. Set the ground beef aside and drain the excess fat, leaving about 2 tbsp in the pan.
  2. Using the same pan, saute the garlic and ginger until fragrant.
  3. Add the carrots, zucchini, and broccoli and cook for 5-6 minutes or until lightly crisp and softened, adding more fat to the pan if needed.
  4. Incorporate the cabbage and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the cabbage has wilted and softened.
  5. Add the ground beef back to the stir fry along with the coconut aminos apple cider vinegar. Stir to cook for another 2 minutes to reheat and allow the flavors to combine.
  6. Serve topped with sliced green onion.


All nutrition facts are estimates and will vary .

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: one pot meals
  • Method: Stir fry
  • Cuisine: Asian inspired


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 220
  • Fat: 4.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.9g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Protein: 35.2g

Keywords: stir fry, ground beef stir fry

ground beef stir fry