This recipe is a part of a series for busy parents who need to have nourishing lunches prepped and ready to go for the week! This recipe uses 1.5 pounds of a 7.25 pound Whole Primal Striploin plus potassium rich potatoes and cancer fighting garlic leaving nearly 6 pounds remaining for other delicious dishes.
Follow along with Amy Slater’s part two recipe for busy parents.
Beef Striploin Steak Tips with Garlic Buttered Potatoes
USWM Shopping List: Whole Primal Striploin
- 1.5 pounds Beef Striploin Steak cut into 1 inch cubes
- 1 pound potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
- 4 Tbsp avocado or olive oil
- 4 Tbsp organic butter, divided
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 Tbsp garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp onion powder
- 1 Tbsp paprika
- 1 tsp cumin
- ½ tsp cayenne
- 3 tsp salt, divided
- 1 tsp black pepper
- Combine garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cumin, cayenne, black pepper and 2 tsp salt into a small bowl, and stir to combine.
- In a medium bowl, add the steak tips, 2 Tbsp oil and half of the spice mixture, stir to combine. Set aside and allow to marinate for a minimum of 15 minutes or up to an hour.
- While the beef is marinating, peel and cube the potatoes. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tsp salt and set in a deep pie plate to spread them out a little.
- Microwave the potatoes on high for 4 minutes. Gently stir, and microwave for another 2-4 minutes, until the potatoes are just fork tender.
- Heat a deep skillet on medium high heat, add just a bit of oil. Add steak tips and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until seared but not cooked through. Remove from the pan and set aside on a plate.
- Stir in the other half of the spie mix to the potatoes and toss to combine and coat. Heat remaining oil in the pan on medium heat. Add the potatoes, minced garlic and 2 Tbsp butter, and cook about 10 minutes until easily pierced with a fork, stirring often.
- Add steak to the pan with potatoes and remaining 2 Tbsp of butter, cook until heated through, about 1-2 minutes.
Read the whole story of the why behind the strategy in the blog post, Meal Planning for Busy Parents Working: Nourishing Your Body! Don’t forget to check out part one with the Beef and broccoli with water chestnuts.
The goal behind this series is to encourage all of us as busy moms who are doing all the things for everyone else to remember to take great care of ourselves and nourish our body! It is very easy to get caught up in mono-cropping our meals or maybe even skipping lunch all together! Every once in a while, that is no big deal. When we do it on a regular basis…it can become an issue for our health.
In an article on Nutrivore discussing dietary diversity, they discuss a 2022 meta-analysis which concluded that a higher dietary diversity reduces all-cause mortality risk by 22% compared to low dietary diversity as well as reducing cardiovascular disease mortality by 17% and cancer mortality by 10%.
We can better achieve dietary diversity by learning about the nutrients available in food, how to sustainably access these nutrients by learning preparation methods and developing a system that allows us to consistently prepare these foods on a regular basis! YAY! This 3 part series accomplishes all of those things and more! You can take ONE cut of meat and produce THREE different nourishing lunches! That is a WIN for me! No more grabbing a bar and a yogurt or a handful of nuts! We deserve more!!
US Wellness shines in its ability to produce extremely high quality animal protein. Grass-fed animals spend the majority of their lives eating grass and foraging for food as opposed to grain-fed cattle whose diet consists mainly of corn and soy. Like humans, the type of food these animals eat, the amount of sunlight, exercise and fresh air they receive dictates the quality of their tissue and overall health. Thus, grass-fed animals have a different nutrient profile than grain-fed animals.
Grass-fed beef striploin is considered a medium nutrient dense food with 20.9 grams of protein per 3.5 ounce serving! Nutrivore tells us that per serving, grass-fed beef striploin is a best source of coQ10 with >50%DV, an excellent source of protein, taurine, vitamin B3 and B12 as well as zinc. Check out Nutrivore’s whole article on Vitamin B3, but here is a snippet of why we want to make sure we are hitting nutrient goals for this vitamin each day! Like other B-vitamins, niacin (B3) is important for energy metabolism–breaking down the carbohydrate, fat and protein we eat for fuel! It is also important for chemical messengers, called neurotransmitters that carry chemical signals (“messages”) from one neuron (nerve cell) to the next target cell which could be a nerve cell, muscle cell or gland. Avoiding all of the complex nutritional biochemistry, niacin is vital for the production of cellular energy. You can feel the difference when consuming these key vitamins and minerals on a regular basis for how you feel and function each day.
Potatoes are considered a best source of dietary fiber, and an excellent source of polyphenols, vitamin B6 and vitamin C! The fiber found in potatoes serves to build up our gut microbiome. The microbes in our gut miraculously metabolize this fiber which benefits us by supporting digestion, producing vitamins, detoxifying our body, regulating cholesterol, helping us fight off pathogens, regulate the immune system and neurotransmitters, and much more!! As busy parents looking to support our brain health, nourishing our gut is a great way to do it!!
Enjoy this recipe and the multitude of health benefits that come from the nourishing ingredients it contains!
Find more of Amy’s recipes + kitchen tips on the Discover Blog.
Amy Slater is a mother of two sets of twins (two boys and two girls) and currently practices as a women’s health coach. Amy has been in the health and fitness field for 22+ years with a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, a fellowship in Applied Functional Science, and several advanced certifications. She is currently working toward her NP with an emphasis in Functional Medicine. Keep up with Amy on her Instagram and Facebook, and learn more on her website!