Beef & Veggie Bowls with Comeback Sauce
Throw together Beef & Veggie Bowls with Comeback Sauce when you need a quick tasty dinner! Easy and satisfying!
Update: This recipe was originally published in 2019 and has been republished with all new photos.
If you’ve spent any length of time on here or on my Instagram you probably already know that I’m a fan of piling all my food on top of roasted veggies. These Beef & Veggie Bowls with Comeback Sauce are a natural extension of that. Protein plus perfectly roasted veggies and a creamy sauce! What’s not to love?
I’m from Mississippi so Comeback Sauce is something I grew up with and I’m a big believer in the fact (yes, it’s a fact) that it makes everything better. You’ll be surprised by how easy it is to make! Just stir your ingredients together in a bowl. That’s it! Comeback Sauce is also available on the website as a standalone recipe too if you want to use it on other dishes (you do) or as a dip for fries (you do).
For this recipe you’ll need (full list of ingredients and instructions are in the recipe card below):
- Ground beef
- Brussels sprouts
- Bell pepper
- Olive oil
- Lemon juice
Veggies go on a sheet pan with olive oil and seasonings. They take 20 to 25 minutes to roast. While the oven is doing it’s thing, brown your beef. You can of course use ground turkey. Season.
Stir together the Comeback Sauce ingredients until well combined.
Now assemble those yummy bowls!
Can you use frozen vegetables?
Please don’t. Frozen veggies (even after they’ve thawed) do not roast as beautifully as fresh veggies. They tend to stay pretty mushy. We want that glorious crispiness that roasting fresh vegetables always gives!
Can you use ground turkey?
Absolutely. I like to season my ground turkey more aggressively than I do beef so I recommend tasting and adjusting your seasonings to your preferences if using turkey.
How to make this Whole30
The beef and vegetables are obviously Whole30 compliant already. The Comeback Sauce is Whole30 so long as you use a compliant mayo and ketchup. While you can obviously make your own (just google for an abundance of recipes), there are plenty of store-bought options that will work beautifully in my Comeback Sauce. I’ll link to a few but you should always READ THE INGREDIENT LIST. Sometimes they change or a brand may have different varieties that aren’t compliant so you don’t want to get them confused. It’s your Whole30 and your responsibility to make sure products are compliant. I hope these links are helpful!
Whole30 Mayo: Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil Mayo, Tessemae’s Organic Mayo, Chosen Foods Classic Mayo, Sir Kensington’s Avocado Oil Mayo
Whole30 Ketchup: Tessemae’s Organic Ketchup, Primal Kitchen Organic Unsweetened Ketchup, Good Food for Good Organic Ketchup
How to store leftovers
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Does this freeze well?
Just store the finished Beef & Veggie Bowls with Comeback Sauce in a freezer bag or other freezer safe container. If using a bag be sure to squeeze out any excess air before sealing. This will be good in the freezer for up to 6 months.
When you’re ready to enjoy just thaw it out and reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave.
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Oregano Lemon Chicken and Potatoes
Pistachio Herb Crusted Salmon with Asparagus
Beef & Veggie Bowls with Comeback Sauce
- 1 lb lean ground beef, I use 93/7. Can sub ground turkey.
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 20 – 24 oz fresh broccoli, Sometimes I use two 12 oz bags and sometimes it’s two 10 oz bags. Just depends on where I’m shopping!
- 1 lb fresh brussels sprouts
- 1 bell pepper, color of choice
- 3 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1 tbsp ketchup
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp Tabasco
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp ground mustard
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Cut any large broccoli florets in half or thirds. Add broccoli florets to baking sheet in a single layer.
- Trim the bottom of each brussels sprout and peel away the first layer of leaves. That’s where you usually see the dirt and any brown sprouts. Once this is done you’ll have beautiful little bright green sprouts. Add them to your baking sheet in a single layer beside the broccoli.
- Slice your pepper into strips. Spread in a single layer on baking sheet beside the other veggies.
- Drizzle olive oil over all veggies. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
- While vegetables are roasting, add your ground beef (or turkey) to a skillet on the stovetop. Use your spatula to crumble the beef. Cook on medium high, stirring occasionally, until beef is browned. If your beef isn’t very lean you may want to drain the grease. Stir in salt, pepper, and chili powder.
- Add all Comeback Sauce ingredients to a bowl and stir together until well combined.
- To assemble, divide all roasted veggies into bowls. Top with cooked ground beef and Comeback Sauce. You’re ready to eat!
56 Comments on “Beef & Veggie Bowls with Comeback Sauce”
This sounds incredible!!!!!!!! I was wondering if there was a way to use ground beef/turkey in a bowl-esque setup, and here it is! Plus that sauce?! YES PLZ.
Made this for dinner tonight! It’s soooo good! Love the comeback sauce! Thank you for sharing! I’ve been looking for a good ground beef whole 30 recipe!
Very, very good! Instead of only using broccoli, I used the frozen vegetable Asian mix by BirdsEye. It is lightly sauced and added a bit of sweetness. This is very easy and really, very delicious.
Instead of just broccoli and red peppers we also threw in mushrooms and carrots. You can really use any veggies you have on hand! All in all, a wonderful easy weeknight dish!
Flavor marriage! This was soooo good. I made the veggies in the air fryer because it is way too hot for the oven. I served it over rice and the comeback sauce really brings it all together. This is going into the regular menu rotation. Thanks for the amazing recipe!
I love this! You’re my favorite food person on the internet. Your recipes are always so accessible and never fail me. I have 9 kids, 7 at home, so I cook a lot and don’t want my kids to eye their food suspiciously (“is this Whole30? It tastes healthy,” is not intended as a compliment.) You always give us winners! Thank you!
I grilled the veggies for this so that I didn’t have to turn on the oven and everyone liked it, especially the comeback sauce!
This was delicious! It was so simple, yet incredibly flavorful! The words from my 8-yr old, “Mom, can we have this every night?!” Basically, this is some good vittles 😂
How did I miss the roll out of this recipe?! I’m just glad I found it today!
You made no mention of having to make your own ketchup- regular ketchup is definitely not Whole 30 or Paleo- this recipe is therefore much more difficult than you are suggesting.
Hi Sarah, there are some great Whole30 compliant ketchups out there. Tessemaes and Primal Kitchen even make ketchup that are Whole30 Approved which means those products are officially endorsed by the Whole30 company. I’ll link to some in the text above the recipe for those who are unfamiliar with those brands. In the future if you have questions about brands or a specific recipe feel free to message me on Instagram. I’m much faster to respond there.
I love this recipe. My husband is a big ground beef fan, and I am not so meal time can be challenging. This recipe is a perfect blend of the veggies I like and the meat he likes. The longest part is prepping the veggies. Also, I love this sauce.
That’s so great to hear! And I love that sauce too!! 😉
Best comment I’ve read in a while. LOL thank you!
So simple, yet delicious and perfect for a healthy dinner any night of the week! And that Comeback sauce is 🤗
Amazing!! This is quickly becoming one of our favorite meals!! Highly recommended!
So happy to hear that!! Thank you!
One of my favorites!! The comeback sauce is🔥🔥🔥
So good on everything!
This is my new go to dinner recipe. It’s absolutely addicting and sort of hard to believe what I am eating is healthy. The combination of the veggies with a flavorful beef goes so perfectly well with the AMAZING comeback sauce. I’ve told everyone I know to make this because it’s so easy and delicious.
You’re the best, Krissy! I love how often ya’ll make this!!
This is such an easy recipe and even a great meal prep! The comeback sauce is the icing on the cake.
Yay!! Great to hear!
I was honestly not looking too forward to eating this after making it, but it was realllllllllly good! I added a few walnuts and really wanted to add some avocado or garbanzo beans (if it wasn’t whole 30)
My new favorite recipe! It all worked so well together and that sauce 🤤 I was eating the leftover on anything I could find! Will definitely make again and again
The beef & veggie bowls with combeback sauce was amazing! I didn’t have brussel sprouts or green pepper so I used carrots and celery instead. The sauce is so good! It would work with just about anything! I air fried the carrots and celery together first, then I air fried the broccolli. So quick and easy and such a healthy and delicious dish!
OMGeeeeeee this meal is a weekly go to for us! The sauce is so tangy and delicious. We pour it over ground beef, roasted broccoli, and roasted butternut squash. Yum! So dang good!
Amazing! I love how versatile this is. My husband is usually pretty indifferent to dinners and asked me a couple times “what’s this sauce?? It’s so good!” Thanks for the great summertime recipe!
This recipe is easy to make and tastes great! I also like that you can easily change what vegetables you are using every time you make it. I used cauliflower, green beans, zucchini, baby carrots and broccoli. Next time I’m going to add some asparagus and sweet potatoes. Thanks for sharing this it was amazing!
Sooo good!! This recipe didn’t add how much chilli powder to put in, so I just out 1tbsp! It was great!
Hi Alicia! I’m seeing the chili powder measurement so not sure why it wasn’t showing up for you. So happy you enjoyed this!
Yes! Yes! Yes! Have been falling into the same old routine with my ground turkey: spaghetti, chili, or tacos. Rinse and repeat…… This recipe was a great wake-up call. With a wife that is allergic to dairy, it’s always nice to have a white sauce with some flavor to top a dish off with. Seasoning on the meat was to-die-for, pair that with the comeback sauce and you have a killing!
This was so freaking good! Definitely made it into the rotation! The sauce made the whole dish.
So happy to hear that! Thank you!
This comeback sauce to to die for!
Oh my goodness! Thank you so much for this recipe. I’m currently eating last nights leftovers for an early lunch because I just couldn’t wait any longer! That comeback sauce, I want to put it on everything now! Definitely will be in the weekly meal rotation.
So good!! Sauce ties it all together.
Great recipe the whole family loved it. Wondering if you have an alternative for mustard in the sauce… my daughter has a sensitivity to it but LOVES this sauce.
This was insanely satisfying! I swapped the brussels for butternut squash because its what I had on hand and all worked out perfectly – delicious and easy! This will definitely be in the dinner rotation moving forward
I make this ALL THE TIME!
I started making them for myself as an easy meal prep option.
Then they became a household favorite when we stayed with friends for the first 6 months of the pandemic. Lovingly referred to as “beef bowls with the saucey-sauce.”
Love the versatility of veggies you can use and we sometimes add rice for an extra carb!
Yes!! I love that you use this for meal prep! And who can say no to “saucey sauce”??? 😉 Thanks, Shannon!
This is my husbands favorite! Always begs me to make it. The sauce is what hooked him!
Hahaha that sauce will get you!! Thank you, Emily!
Another winner from Thewholecook! This was a great recipe and it turned out delish! My daughter even asked if we could make extra next time so there were leftovers to enjoy all week. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!
Yay!! This is one of my favorites! Thanks, Kathi!
Super easy and the family loved it!
Love this! I have two teens who loved it as well. I made it with 2 lbs of turkey instead of one. Next time I will make more veggies too.
This was so good! I didn’t expect a ton from it because it’s so simple and then I absolutely loved it! The sauce makes the whole meal – SO GOOD.
OBSESSED. My family and I love this recipe and I’ve made it 1-2 times per week the past several weeks since I discovered it. It’s quick to put together for a weeknight meal but doesn’t lack any flavor at all. Best recipe!
That’s so great to hear! It’s one of my favorites too!
Is there something I could substitute for the Mayo to make this DF you think?
I’d just use a dairy free mayo!
So good and quick to put together. I have made these bowls several times and I am bad at leaving reviews. This recipe deserves the review. Delicious, and you can customize with veggies on hand.
Thank you so much, Jennifer! This is one of my favorites too. So happy you enjoyed!
So so flavorful! And the Comeback sauce is yummy! My husband is not a big veggie lover but he went back for seconds! Just the 2 of us here so leftovers will be turned into breakfast hash with eggs on top, and Comeback sauce of course. Thankyou for sharing this recipe!
I am honored that this meal got your husband to eat extra veggies!! 😉 Thank you, Debbie! So happy you both enjoyed the recipe!