Curry Beef & Garden Skillet

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Curry Beef & Garden Skillet is the perfect budget-friendly dinner for a busy night! Got to love a one skillet meal!

Ashlyn and I love to cook together. She has had a love of cooking since she was single digits. Fast forward…..She turns 22 on January 30th!

She's a senior at Clemson University and will graduate next December. COVID has been challenging and heartbreaking in so many ways. Ashlyn and Woods share an apartment together in Clemson with 2 other roommates. 

Well, Ashlyn hasn't lived in it since March of 2020. All of her classes went online at that time. Even now, she only has one class in person that is 1 day per week. She's decided to just stay home. Woods has most of his classes in person so he is still in Clemson. Ashlyn drives the 18-minute drive to campus each week for that 1 class.

We love having her home. I am sad that she is missing out on her college experience. They will both be living at home for their final semester next fall and commuting since apartment leases run a full year. 

What am I getting at? Ashlyn is an amazing cook and developed this recipe playing around one night for dinner. We were blown away and now have it weekly!

This recipe comes to you completely from Ashlyn! Honestly, I told her that in order to share on the blog, she'd have to write out the ingredients as she cooked for a real recipe. 

The way we cook most nights is what we call free-style. We don't follow a recipe. We are throwing it together as we go. 

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So……we are coming together and starting to share these with you on the blog. 

Bonus!!! We are also going to start shooting videos for these recipes. Be sure to follow on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, AND YOUTUBE where they will be featured. 

Tomorrow, she is going to work on her GOURMET GRILLED CHEESES! Y'all …they are so good! I can't wait to share those with you! I may get spoiled with her helping out on the blog like this. It's a good little part-time job for her. 

I like to give a huge shoutout to my dear blogging friend, Marty, from A Stroll Thru Life for organizing this new hop for us! 

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Curry Beef & Garden Skillet

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Curry Beef & Garden Skillet

Yield: 4


  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 zucchini, halved and sliced
  • 1 can of corn or 2 ears of fresh corn
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 TBS Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-1/2 TBS curry powder
  • 2 tsp of chili powder
  • Rice if desired


  1. Brown beef with half the garlic
  2. Salt and pepper to taste
  3. Drain excess grease from the pan
  4. Add onion and remaining garlic
  5. Salt and Pepper to taste
  6. Cook stirring occasionally for 3-4 minutes
  7. Add 1/2 TBS of curry and 1/2 tsp chili powder
  8. Add zucchini and corn. Stir until desired tenderness.
  9. Salt and pepper to taste
  10. Add sliced tomatoes
  11. Add Worcestershire sauce
  12. Add remaining curry and chili powder
  13. Salt and pepper to taste
  14. Sautee stirring occasionally 3-4 minutes until desired tenderness of veggies
  15. Cover on low heat for 3-5 minutes
  16. Serve over rice if desired!


I eat without rice due to watching carbs, but the rest of my family adds the rice.

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Slicing your onion with a mandolin makes the chore so much easier and quicker.


We also use the mandolin to slice the zucchini in perfectly even slices. We cut it in half first for bite-sized pieces. 


I prefer to use fresh ears of corn and remove the kernels. If they aren't available in the winter, canned corn works in a pinch.

ground beef in skillet

Brown you ground beef and garlic. Salt and pepper to taste.

beef and onion

Drain any excess grease from the pan and add the onion and remaining garlic. Salt and pepper to taste.

beef and onion

Continue to cook and stir while adding curry and chili pepper.

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Add corn, zucchini and tomatoes.

If fresh corn is available, I remove the kernels from 2-3 ears. 

Add remaining ingredients except the rice and cook until veggies are desired doneness. 

plated dinner

This serves 4 and easily doubles to serve more. I've been eating less carbs for a while so my plate has no rice. We do make a pot of rice with my rice cooker. Serve this on top of the rice. 

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Instead of rice, you can also saute some diced red potatoes.


It really is a yummy and affordable dinner for a busy night!

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  1. Thanks for sharing this! We get a whole beef butchered nearly every year and end up with a LOT of ground beef, so I’m always happy to find a different way to use it. This sounds delicious and I love that it mostly uses ingredients that I know we like and usually have on hand. I don’t typically use curry; I wonder if cumin would work in place of it? I can’t imagine that it would be bad at all!

    1. Very welcome, Vicki! We have this a lot. My husband swears that every time he eats this, the next day he has lost a pound. Lol! Filling and healthy. Cumin might make it too hot, might just go lighter on it. If you don’t like curry, you might could also try Italian Seasoning.

  2. The Beef Curry and Garden Vegetables sounded so good that I had to try. I substituted ground turkey for the beef and omitted the corn. It was absolutely fabulous! My husband asked that I keep that recipe handy so we can have it often. Thank you for sharing! Please thank your daughter for creating.

    1. I love hearing this Julia!!! We’ve actually done with ground Turkey as well! I left out the corn and added slaw! So many variations! I just read you comment to Ashlyn and she was beaming! You made her day and mine.

    1. Thanks, Laura! She really is! She asked for the Julia Child box set and loves it! She’s getting a creme Brule set this weekend for her birthday!

  3. This sounds soooooo good, I will definitely try this one. How fabulous to have such a talented chef in the house to create some wonderful dishes for the whole family. Thanks so much for joining the hop, can’t wait to try more of your recipes.

    1. Thanks so much, Marty! I love your idea for the hop. Just the kick that I needed to add more recipes to the blog. Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Thanks, Paula! She made them today for lunch and did the photos! Of course, I didn’t get to have it because I’m just eating protein, fruit, and veggies right now. It took all the willpower that I could muster!

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