Ground Beef and Summer Squash Skillet

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

I was given this family favorite recipe almost 40 years ago. It's easy to prepare, cooks fairly quickly and the flavors of the ground beef, squash, tomatoes, onions & rice are beautiful together! Serve it with a simple salad and cornbread and you have a meal! And you don't even have to brown the ground beef!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut squash about 1/4 inch thick.
  2. In a large skillet, layer ingredients in the following order: tomatoes, tomato sauce, onions, water and seasonings. Stir. Add squash, then rice. Crumble ground beef on top. (Steam will cook the ground beef & rice.) Bring to a boil, then cover, lower heat and simmer 50 minutes. Stir ocasionally. Add more water if needed.
  3. Let sit 15 minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

This was a good dish to use up a lot of zucchini and summer squash that I had on hand. It uses staple ingredients, was easy to make, and to my husband and I it tasted like comfort food. The flavors blend nicely, and the texture was similar to a stew. One skillet of this and you have a complete meal.

christinajrn July 25, 2010

Its summer time and the garden has lots of summer squash coming on this is great and the boys love it. I rate it A #1 great. thanks

Joan H. July 31, 2009

I prepared this several times using my moms canned tomatoes. I used a 1 quart jar just dumping the full jar in. instead of the sauce and diced tomatoes the recipe calls for. I really enjoy this recipe and it is a good way for my sons to eat veggies.

Silver.lily August 04, 2008