Chili Beef & Brussels Sprouts – Meal Prep

Sweet Chili Beef & Brussels Sprouts

We love weekend meal prepping. It makes the week so much easier, healthier and allows us to focus on the rest of our agenda vs what’s for lunch. This simple Chili Beef & Brussels Sprouts recipe is perfect for meal prepping. Make a batch (or two) and portion it out into airtight food containers. Enjoy this tasty meal on it’s own or try adding it to a bed of greens for a flavorful salad.

You can serve your Chili Beef & Brussels Sprouts with cauliflower rice to keep the carbs low and veggies high, or traditional rice for a heartier meal. It definitely has a kick and is perfect for spice lovers. If you prefer a blander taste, you can reduce or omit the chili sauce in this recipe.

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time15 min
  • Total Time20 min
  • Yield4
  • 1 lb lean Ground Beef
  • 1 1/2 cups brussels sprouts (trimmed and halved)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 4 cups cauliflower rice (or regular rice)
  • 1 bunch green onions (sliced) optional garnish

Instructions

1

Trim the ends off your brussels sprouts, then cut them in half. Place them in a microwave safe bowl with a splash of water. 

2

Microwave for about 2 mins to soften them a bit.

3

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, place the ground beef in the skillet.

4

Add ground ginger, chili powder and ground black pepper to the meat and combine/crumble as it cooks.

5

Cook beef until it is no longer pink. Then add brussels sprouts to the pan. Cook for 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they’ve developed a slight char.

6

While meat and brussels sprouts are cooking, prepare your cauliflower rice (or standard rice) according to package instructions. 

7

Remove meat and sprouts from the heat. Drizzle the sweet chili sauce over the top and stir until evenly coated. Serve with rice or cauliflower rice and top with diced green onions if desired.

8

If you plan to use this as a meal prep, divide the ingredients equally between 4 containers. Store in the fridge for up to 4 days.

  • We used fresh brussels sprouts for this recipe. If you use frozen, microwave for about half the time listed on the packaging before dicing.
  • Nutritional information includes beef and brussels sprouts with 1 cup cauliflower rice. 
  • 4 servings per container
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories0
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat20 g25.64%
  • Saturated Fat6 g30%
  • Trans Fat1 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat1 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat5 g
  • Cholesterol70 mg23.33%
  • Sodium222 mg9.65%
  • Total Carbohydrate19 g6.91%
  • Dietary Fiber6 g21.43%
  • Total Sugars8 g
  • Protein26 g52%

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