Easy Chili Faux Mac Skillet


  • 1 ½ lb ground beef
  • 2  tbsp Spicely® Organic Taco Seasoning Mix,  I used this low carb, starch & gum free brand, or can use this home made recipe ( use the beef seasoning mix in my nacho pie recipe)
  •  ½  tbsp golden flax meal * optional, for thickening
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½  tsp sea salt
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups of diced tomatoes, canned
  • 1 cup cauliflower, minced (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup zucchini, diced
  • 2/3 cup grated cheddar cheese *optional, omit for dairy free
  • ½ of an avocado, chopped * optional
  • 3 tbsp sour cream * optional, or use this dairy free paleo sour cream


  1. In a large skillet (12 inch), over medium high heat brown the ground beef. Once beef is browned, add 2 tbsp taco seasoning mix, ½ tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp sea salt, 1/2 tbsp flax meal, and 1 ½ cups diced tomatoes with the liquid, 2/3  cup water. Stir and mix together until combined.
  2. Add to skillet: 1 cup minced cauliflower and 1 cup diced zucchini. Heat on medium high for a few minutes until it comes to a boil. Turn heat to medium low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, or until veggies have softened.
  3. Top with optional grated cheese, diced avocado, and a dollop of sour cream. Super easy!


A grain free, low carb version of Chili Mac. An easy, all in one skillet meal that is low carb with paleo options.  A combination of chili, ground beef and macaroni noodles. I replaced the macaroni with diced veggies, and the canned chili with ground beef, diced tomatoes and organic, starch free taco seasonings.  Top each serving with cheese, avocado and sour cream. But you can leave off the cheese and sour cream if you are paleo or dairy free. This was so easy and made all in one skillet.

Nutritional Data for Recipe including cheese and sour cream: Servings: 6, Serving Size: 5 ounce (about ⅔ cup), Cal: 338, Carbs: 6 g / Net Carbs: 4.3 g, Fiber: 1.7 g, Fat: 17 g, Protein: 32 g, Sodium: 421 mg / Sodium without ½ tsp sea salt: 267 mg, Sugar: 2 g

Nutritional Data for Recipe without cheese & sour cream: Servings: 6, Serving Size: 5 ounce (about ⅔ cup), Cal: 270, Carbs: 6 / Net carbs: 4.3 g, Fiber: 1.7 g, Fat: 17 g, Protein:12 g, Sodium: 333 mg, sugar: 2 g.