This simple steak and spinach recipe takes less than twenty minutes to prepare and is a crowd-pleaser. It’s a low-carb recipe, perfect for both the keto and paleo diets, or for anyone watching trying to eat healthier. Everyone will be eating their greens in no time.
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Super Easy Steak and Spinach
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Thinly sliced steak
- Frozen Spinach
- Salt and Pepper
I love to use frozen vegetables for many reasons. First of all, they are often much cheaper, but frozen vegetables are usually even fresher than the vegetables bought in the produce section.
Frozen vegetables are frozen very quickly after they are harvested. So, you get a higher quality vegetable than available in your produce section.
For me, it’s much more practical to buy frozen vegetables. I can’t tell you how many times fresh spinach has gone to my crisper to die.
Frozen spinach lasts for months longer! I don’t have to stress about cooking it right away.
Here’s a link to a great article with more tips on frozen vegetables.
Step 1: Marinate
First, you will want to start marinating the steaks. The thin steaks do not need long in the marinade, but you will need to start them before anything else.
Begin by lightly seasoning the steaks with salt and pepper. Then, cover the steaks with balsamic vinegar.
Step 2: Bacon and Spinach
Next, you will prepare the spinach and bacon.
I use the frozen spinach and prepare it in the microwave. It saves quite a bit of time.
While the spinach is cooking, fry the bacon in a deep flat-bottomed skillet.
Once the bacon is crispy, remove it from the pan.
Step 3: Prepare Steaks
While the drippings from the bacon are still hot, quickly pan fry the thinly sliced steaks.
These cook very fast. They take less than one minute on each side.
Remove the steaks from the pan when they are done.
Step 4: Optional Egg Topping
Once you’ve removed the steaks from the pan, fry the eggs in the drippings left in the pan. Once the egg is done, remove it from the pan. I love to leave the egg runny in the middle.
The egg is a very tasty addition to this recipe, but I sometimes I leave it off for a lighter meal.
If I plan on bringing this recipe for lunch and reheating it later, I always leave off the egg.
Step 5: Put it all Together
Finally, put the spinach back in the empty pan. Leave whatever drippings are left in the pan at this point. Now, I also add more salt and pepper to the spinach and stir it up a bit in the pan.
If you are eating family style, add the steaks to the top of the spinach and top them with the fried eggs.
Otherwise, you can put the spinach, steak, and eggs together on each plate. Either way the meal will look and taste delicious.
- 3 strips uncured natural bacon
- 1 pound thinly sliced steak
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 4 eggs
- 1 (16 ounce) package frozen spinach
- Sea salt and pepper
- Season steak with salt and pepper, and coat in balsamic vinegar.
- Let steak marinate.
- Prepare spinach according to package instructions.
- Cut bacon into small pieces and pan fry until crispy.
- Remove bacon from pan.
- Quickly fry steaks in same pan (about one minute on each side) and remove from pan.
- Fry eggs and remove from pan.
- Layer spinach, steaks, and eggs on plate or in pan.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving Calories 476 Total Fat 30g Saturated Fat 11g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 15g Cholesterol 305mg Sodium 462mg Carbohydrates 8g Fiber 4g Sugar 3g Protein 43g
I hope you enjoy this meal as much as I do! Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions, enjoy it, or have any tips to make it even better.
Before you go be sure to check out some of my other super simple healthy meals.