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Recipe Collection: Beef and Potatoes

admin March 15, 2012

Written by Kate TietjeVersatile meals are my favorite, and my beef and potatoes recipe is both simple and versatile.  This came about from one of those “It’s-late-and-I-don’t-know-what-to-make” times.  But it’s pretty yummy, the whole family likes it, it’s quick and easy….  What’s not to love?

You can serve it plain if you like — just beef and potatoes.  Or, you can add sliced or diced onions, mushrooms, peppers, or even tomatoes.  I like to add sauteed mushrooms to mine, but I saute them separately since the rest of the family would revolt if they found a mushroom in their food.  The horror!

I also serve it with garlic green beans, which I am the only one who really likes.  My 2-year-old at the time, Daniel, picked up his, put them on my plate, and asked for more of the main dish.


  • 1 lb. ground beef (preferably grass-fed)
  • 4 – 5 medium potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • Sea salt to taste


Step 1: Combine beef and potatoes in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Step 2: Cook until the beef is done.  Add spices.

Step 3: Cook until the potatoes are soft and maybe crispy.  Sometimes mine crisp, sometimes not.  Add the butter partway through this because the grease from the meat isn’t enough to finish cooking the potatoes.

Step 4: Serve.  I add cheese to mine.  Or you don’t have to; it depends on how you like it.  (I use parmesan or Romano, a hard cheese.)

What’s your favorite recipe when you don’t have much time to cook?

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  1. Looks yummy! I’ll look forward to the garlic green beans too!

    My kids don’t know the meaning of slowly enjoying food and I often have to fight to eat what I put on my plate because they’re swiping mine too eat it too! But, I have had a few rejects stuck back on my plate too! 😀


  2. My family makes a dish similar to this, only we add cabbage to the skillet also. Growing up my dad would make it with gravy in it. Of course, he used a packet but I think you could probably wing it for a healthier version. It is also good without the gravy, just beef, potatoes, and cabbage, salt and pepper, maybe a little beef broth if the pan gets too dry. Maybe this will be another idea for a different dinner.


  3. I love simple and yummy and this recipe really looks like it will fit the bill!


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  9. This sounds SO good and so simple! Thanks for sharing, Kate! 🙂


  10. I use a very similar recipe, but I do saute mushrooms with butter and garlic and shallot or green onion, and add broth and a dash of liquid aminos. The last 5 minutes or so I add shredded cabbage and let it steam on top, then I serve with a dollop of sour cream. Oh so delicious. The next morning if there are left overs, I make little mounds in the skillet and poach eggs in them for a idfferent kind of hash. So good!


  11. Thanks to you, this is a new favorite at our house too! Thank you.


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Hi, I’m Kate.  I love medical freedom, sharing natural remedies, developing real food recipes, and gentle parenting. My goal is to teach you how to live your life free from Big Pharma, Big Food, and Big Government by learning about herbs, cooking, and sustainable practices.

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