Cooking at Home - Beef and Potatoes

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Published Saturday, July 4, 2020


PICT RECIPE Beef and Potatoes - USDA
Beef and Potatoes. Courtesy USDA

  • Makes: 4 Servings

The Eating Smart Seasoning Mix helps make this a quick and flavorful dinner of beef and potatoes. Try sweet potatoes or other types for increased variety.


Beef and Potatoes

  • 1 pound ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 7 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced (6-8 potatoes)
  • 12 tablespoons Eating Smart Seasoning Mix (12 Tablespoons (3/4 cup) - see ingredients below)
  • salt (to taste, optional)

Easting Smart Seasoning Mix

  • 1 1/4 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 3/4 cup dried, minced onion
  • 2 cups dried milk, non-fat


  1. Wash and peel the potatoes.
  2. Collect, slice, and measure all ingredients before starting to prepare the recipe.  
  3. Brown ground beef in a large skillet. Drain the fat.
  4. Add water, potatoes, and seasoning mix. Stir to combine with the beef. 
  5. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  6. Uncover and cook until excess water is evaporated.
  7. Taste; then add a small amount of salt, if needed.
  8. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours. Eat within 3 to 5 days. 


Be creative! Add chopped, cooked vegetables or frozen vegetables such as onion, carrots, peas, green beans, or corn after simmering. 

Source: Colorado State University and University of California at Davis. Eating Smart Being Active Recipes.

Nutrition Information



Total Calories


Total Fat

5 g

Saturated Fat

2 g


40 mg


52 mg


37 g

Dietary Fiber

5 g

Total Sugars

2 g

Added Sugars included

0 g


17 g

Vitamin D

0 mcg


34 mg


3 mg


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