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Ginger Beef and Kale

Consider this recipe a blueprint for other stir-fries, swapping in your favorite dark, leafy greens (bok choy, Swiss chard) or quick-cooking cut of lean beef (round, sirloin).

  • Servings: 4
Ginger Beef and Kale

Photography: Richard Pierce

Source: Martha Stewart Living, January

Ingredients

  • 1 pound filet mignon, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated fresh ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium onion, grated on the small holes of a box grater (1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 small dried hot red chiles, crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 bunch kale (1 1/2 pounds), stems discarded, leaves cut into 3 pieces each, and rinsed well
  • 1/2 cup homemade or low-sodium store-bought beef stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Directions

  1. Combine beef, ginger, garlic, onion, paprika, chiles, and salt in a bowl, making sure beef is well coated.

  2. Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add beef mixture, and cook, stirring frequently, until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Stir in kale, cover, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until wilted and tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Uncover, and raise heat to medium-high. Add stock, and cook, stirring and scraping bottom of pan, for 1 minute. Season with pepper.

Reviews (3)

  • Julie Giles 25 Jul, 2014

    Just cooked this recipe tonight and it was a winner. First recipe using kale. I used half the ingredients and less of the kale, but I shall in future use lots more of the kale. Looking forward to using your lovely kale recipes.

  • byzantinegirl 13 Nov, 2008

    I have made this recipe so regularly since saw it in the magaizine - it is so tasty and easy to cook. I eat it with either plain boiled potatoes or steamed rice. And I know I am eating a healthy meal with the kale.

  • mmsrjs 9 Jan, 2008

    A FILET ALONG WITH DARK LEAFY GREEN VEGETABLES IS WONDERFUL. AND HEALTHY. I HAVE PRETTY MUCH STOPPED TAKING 30 VITAMINS A DAY.

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