Pepper Steak with Spinach and Beans

Pepper Steak with Spinach and Beans
Staff Writer
Tyler Sullivan

This fast dinner recipe is ready in less than 20 minutes, involves minimal preparation, and doesn't compromise on flavor or the idea of what dinner should be. 

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2
Servings
283
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the steak

  • 2 Tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • Two 8-ounce steaks
  • 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil

For the spinach and beans

  • 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon complete seasoning
  • 1 15-ounce can cannellini beans
  • 5 Ounces spinach

Directions

For the steak

In a bowl, mix the pepper and salt. Coat the sides of each piece of steak in the pepper and salt mixture, making sure to cover the surface of the sides. 

In a medium-sized frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook the steaks, covered, for about 5 minutes on each side for medium.

For the spinach and beans

In a medium-sized saucepan, heat the olive oil and 1/2 of the garlic powder and complete seasoning over medium heat. Add the beans, then add the remaining garlic powder and complete seasoning. Mix together for about 3 minutes. Next, add the spinach, carefully folding it into the beans. Cook until the spinach has turned a dark green color, then remove immediately from the heat to prevent overcooking.

Serve with the steak.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
32g
25%
Protein
11g
24%
Vitamin A, RAE
69µg
10%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
20mg
27%
Vitamin E, added
3mg
20%
Calcium, Ca
105mg
11%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
112µg
28%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
23mg
7%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
3mg
60%
Phosphorus, P
94mg
13%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
399mg
27%
Water
17g
1%
Zinc, Zn
5mg
63%

Pepper Steak Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Pepper Steak Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.