Most healthy one pan recipes call for chicken, which can get SO OLD. Sometimes you need a bit of variety, and this recipe does the trick while keeping thing easy and healthy! The kale, sweet potatoes and bell peppers pack it full of vitamins and minerals, so this is a legitimate super meal at all levels. Nuking the sweet potatoes in the microwave for a bit to get them started shaves off at least 15 minutes if not more, and it allows you to make it all in an electric or cast iron skillet instead of the oven. It’s also super easy to chop everything up beforehand to shave time off, which makes this a great weeknight dinner option.
Hands on Time: 30 min
Total Time: 30 min
1 lb skirt or sirloin steak, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 sweet potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 white onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
8 oz button mushrooms
1 bunch of kale, roughly chopped
1/4 C liquid aminos
2 tsp chopped garlic
4 T olive oil
Green onions, diced
salt and pepper to taste
- Place the cubed sweet potatoes in a microwaveable glass bowl, toss with salt and then cover and cook until they are just starting to get tender (around 4 minutes). You will know they are ready when you poke them with a fork and still meet a bit of resistance. Make sure to not overcook! You don’t want them to turn into mush when you pop them into the pan.
- Preheat your electric skillet or pan to medium and add 2 T of olive oil. Place your steak into the pan in a single layer, and cook approximately 2 minutes each side, allowing for the meat to brown on all sides and cook through. Remove meat and set aside.
- Reduce your pan to medium low, and add the sweet potatoes to the remaining fat, allowing for them to get nice and brown, soaking up all that flavor, about 4 minutes.
- Next add the garlic, bell peppers, onion and mushrooms to the pan and saute, stirring frequently until soft, around another 4 minutes.
- Toss in the chopped kale and the remaining olive oil, stirring it around until its softened and a beautiful bright green color.
- Add the meat back in, along with any juices that drained onto the plate and the liquid aminos and stir it up, letting the flavors all meld.
- Finish the whole thing off with a sprinkle of cracked pepper and green onions, then serve!
Meal Prep Tips:
Don’t peel your potatoes.
Pre chop the veggies.
Pre chop your meat.