Simple Supper Friday: Southwest Beef & Broccoli Slaw

Southwest Beef and Broccoli Slaw

For a while now, ground meat cooked with broccoli slaw has been one of my favorite, easy, go-to meals. I can easily change the flavor by using different spices and Tessemae’s All Natural dressings, and adding any extra veggies I have on hand. It always satisfies and I don’t get sick of it, nor does Jesse. My schedule varies and some nights I don’t get home until late in the evening, so having this easy and quick option to throw together works great. Plus, I always look forward to eating it. Even though I didn’t do it here, I usually always toss some avocado slices on top too because avocado makes everything better.

On another note, you have probably noticed that I’ve cut back on blogging quite a bit. This is just where my life is right now and what I need to do. To be honest, it feels kinda good and it’s nice not to stress over posts (after all, this was always meant to be fun). Even though I don’t post as much, I am still active on Facebook, so make sure to follow me there if you don’t already. I still aim to get at least one quality post up each week, so you can always look forward to that. Anyway, thanks so much for your support and understanding. Meanwhile, always know that I am here if you have questions, comments, feedback, etc.

Cheers and happy Friday!


  • 1.5 tsp grass-fed butter*
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced into thin half moons
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb 20% fat grass-fed ground beef
  • 2 large carrots, sliced into thin coins (rounds)
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1.5 tsp chili powder
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 12 oz bag broccoli slaw
  • Tessemae’s Southwest Ranch, for drizzling on top, once served

*Note: you may need more butter if you choose to use leaner ground beef

Southwest Beef and Broccoli Slaw


  1. Melt butter in a large pan over medium heat. Once melted, add the onion and garlic, and saute about 1-2 minutes.
  2. Then, add the ground beef and break up with a spatula. After a minute or so, add the sliced carrots and season to taste with a little sea salt and black pepper. Stir well, and then add the cumin and chili powder.
  3. After 5-7 minutes, once meat is browned, add the broccoli slaw. Stir and season to taste with a bit more sea salt and pepper, if desired.
  4. Continue to cook over medium-low heat for a few minutes or until slaw has softened a bit.
  5. Once done, serve into bowls and drizzle Tessemae’s Southwest Ranch dressing on top. You can also drizzle this over the whole pan after removing it from the heat, but it’s a little spicy and best served individually. If desired, throw some avocado slices on top too.

Yields: 3 servings

Fast and Easy Paleo Recipes

6 thoughts on “Simple Supper Friday: Southwest Beef & Broccoli Slaw

  1. sarahlynnsmile September 9, 2014 / 8:38 am

    This looks delicious! I’m always looking for different things to do with ground beef!

  2. alicia peas October 27, 2015 / 12:14 pm

    ALISA – hey! it’s alicia (peas) from alpena :) I found your blog through something on Facebook (Jill Miller related I’m sure) and have been enTRENCHED in it (your blog!)! I must either do or want to do everything you’ve posted, from recipes to yoga to network marketing to oils to blogs to ….everything!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog, and am reaping great blessings from it (found out about thrive market from you, no idea….making your brocolli slaw recipe tonight, etc. etc. etc…..). Thank you for your vulnerability, your EXCELLENT writing (Mrs. Knight would be proud! :) It annoys me when cool blogs are poorly written or commas in wrong spots…not here, my friends, not here), your wisdom, your ingenuity…just amazing and inspiring. I’ll be back for more, and maybe even to pick your brain, but for now, serious kudos girlfriend. So blessed to have found it, and I pray it’s a blessing for you. Glad to see that you are still the sweet Alisa from uptown ; )

    • paleoinpdx October 27, 2015 / 1:26 pm

      Wow, Alicia! Thank you so much for your heartwarming words! Seriously, lady…means a lot to me and I am so flattered. I’m happy to hear you’re digging into everything on my blog and enjoying every bit of it too. Also, I really appreciate your comment about my writing! Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy my recipe that you’re trying out tonight and please let me know how it turns out. Anytime you want to pick my brain, I’m game. It’s awesome to learn that we have many common interests :) Big hugs to you and again, thank you. I am so grateful and touched, and it’s wonderful to hear from an old friend :) Today has already been a lovely day, but you made it even better <3

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