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  • Black Skillet Beef With Greens and Red Potatoes

A heart healthy one-dish meal that is made with lean top round beef, lots of vegetables, and a spicy herb mixture.

Recipe Source: Stay Young At Heart


  • 1 lb top round beef, sliced into long strips ⅛-inch thick and 3 inches wide

  • 1 Tbsp paprika

  • 1½ tsp oregano

  • ½ tsp chili powder

  • ¼ tsp garlic powder

  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper

  • ⅛ tsp crushed red pepper

  • ⅛ tsp dry mustard

  • 8 red-skinned potatoes, halved

  • 3 C finely chopped onion

  • 2 C beef broth

  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 large carrots, peeled, cut into very thin 2½-inch strips

  • 2 bunches (½ lb each) mustard greens, kale, or turnip greens, stems removed, coarsely torn

  • Nonstick cooking spray

calories 342
Total fat 4 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Cholesterol 45 mg
Sodium 101 mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1
    Combine paprika, oregano, chili powder, garlic powder, ground black pepper, crushed red pepper, and dry mustard in a bowl.

  • 2
    Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray, and preheat over high heat.

  • 3
    Coat strips of meat with the spice mixture and add them to the preheated skillet. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes.

  • 4
    Add potatoes, onion, beef broth, and garlic. Cover and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes.

  • 5
    Stir in carrots, lay greens over top, and cook, covered, until carrots are tender, about 15 minutes.

  • 6
    Serve in a large serving bowl, with crusty bread for dunking.

Tip: Partially freeze the beef first (30 to 60 minutes in the freezer) to make it easier to slice into thin strips. Cut across the grain for more tender bites.

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