Simple Supper Friday: Italian Beef Hash with Mashed Cauliflower

Italian beef hash with mashed cauliflower

This is definitely a meal that I threw together, but carefully and with purpose. I had an idea of what I wanted to create and freestyled my way through. These are often some of the best meals though, aren’t they? The hash almost gets sort of creamy once the tomato sauce is added and the flavor the seasonings create together is wonderful. Served on top of cauliflower mash, this meal is an easy way to please. Feel free to add any other vegetables you like and adjust the seasonings to your taste.
  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef
  • 1/2 Tbsp grass-fed ghee
  • 1 cup crimini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 medium zucchini or 2 small, sliced
  • 3 heirloom tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground fennel
  • 1/2 tsp ground sage
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • White or black pepper to taste
  • 8 oz can no-sugar added tomato sauce
  • Few splashes of bone broth
  • Olives of choice for garnish, optional (I recommend Castelvetrano)

Beautiful and vibrant heirloom tomatoes


  1. Heat ghee in a large skillet over medium heat. Add meat to the pan and break up with a spatula. After browning for a few minutes, mix in the mushrooms. Continue to cook a few more minutes, or until mushrooms are softened and meat is cooked through.
  2. Add in the spices and remaining ingredients, except for the olives. Mix together well and let cook over medium-low heat.
  3. Once the zucchini has cooked and softened to your liking, and the sauce mixture has cooked down a little bit, remove the pan from the heat.
  4. Serve hash on top of mashed cauliflower and garnish with olives, if using.

For the cauliflower mash:

  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped into medium-sized florets (I used orange cauliflower)
  • 1 – 2 Tbsp grass-fed butter
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  1. Steam cauliflower florets until fork tender, about 10 – 12 minutes.
  2. Add cauliflower to the food processor with the butter, sea salt and pepper. Blend until smooth.

Italian-seasoned ground beef and veggies served on top of mashed, buttery cauliflower

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About paleoinpdx

Born and raised in Alpena, Michigan, I moved to Portland (PDX) in 2008 after graduating from Michigan State University. I currently work as a personal trainer and instructor, and reside with my husband, Jesse and our cats, Dutch and Frankie in inner NE Portland. I am a health and wellness enthusiast that enjoys eating, cooking, moving and living well.

17 responses to “Simple Supper Friday: Italian Beef Hash with Mashed Cauliflower”

  1. Cinnamoneats says :

    I love hash meals! This looks great… btw I’ve never seen orange cauliflower!

  2. Corrie Anne says :

    I love cauliflower used liked that!!! It’s genius!!! Yum!

  3. myfoodreligion says :

    Those tomatoes look beautiful!

  4. Melanie says :

    Num this dish looks AMAZING!

  5. chowstalker (@Chowstalker) says :

    I love this, and the olives just really set it off, along with the orange cauliflower mash. Plus the title rhymes. :-)

  6. Rose43 says :

    This was good. I like olives in dishes like this, so I halved about half a dozen and stirred them into the mixture near the end of cooking time. It would also be good over spaghetti squash.

    • paleoinpdx says :

      Thanks for trying it out! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed it and made it your own by mixing in extra olives. Lots of salty goodness! You’re right, it would be awesome over spaghetti squash. Thanks for the suggestion!

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