Paleo Hash

Paleo Hash

Quick and easy keto diet friendly version of my favorite quick meal; breakfast, lunch or dinner! Recipe makes 2 servings and is easily doubled for a family-size serving and/or leftovers. You can even get creative and change up the vegetables.

Categories(s): Lunch/Dinner or even a non-traditional Breakfast, Paleo, Ketogenic

Benefits: Quick, tasty, filling and the vegetable options are endless!


1 tablespoon healthy fat such as ghee, lard, bacon fat, avocado oil or coconut oil

1/4 cup diced onion

1 clove garlic diced

1 medium yellow squash, cut in half, deseeded and chopped

1 sweet red pepper, deseeded and chopped

1/4 cup hot water

1/2 pound cooked, leftover grass-fed ground beef

Seasonings you prefer such as black pepper, sea salt, lemon pepper, etc.

Fresh greens such as microgreens or kale to accompany hash

Olive oil for topping


Heat fat in a medium-size frying pan until it just begins to shimmer (Shimmering oil is hot oil that is nearing its smoke point and will have wave like appearance) using medium to medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté for 2 minutes. Add garlic and remaining vegetables and sauté for 3-5 more minutes, stirring frequently. Add ¼ cup hot water, place a lid or foil tent over the pan and continue to “steam fry” for about 5 more minutes until all vegetables are tender. Stir in cooked ground beef and season to taste. Serve topped with olive oil and a side of your favorite greens.

Sauté vegetables

Steam-fry vegetables

Add beef and seasonings

Provided by Tracey Long, MPH, RDN at