Stir-Fried Beef and Pepper Salad

This low-calorie salad recipe is quick to make because it calls for packaged beef pepper strips. Save more time by using bagged salad greens.

  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Chill: 4 hrs
  • Cook: 2 mins
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Stir-Fried Beef and Pepper Salad
large tomato, chopped (1 cup)
1/2 of a yellow sweet pepper, cut into thin strips (1/2 cup)
cup snipped basil
tablespoons balsamic vinegar
tablespoon olive oil
Cooking oil or nonstick cooking spray
ounces packaged beef stir-fry strips
teaspoon black pepper
teaspoon salt
cups torn mixed greens
  1. Stir together the tomato, sweet pepper, and basil in a medium mixing bowl. Combine vinegar, olive oil, and 1 minced garlic clove in a screw-top jar. Cover; shake to mix. Pour over vegetable mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate 4 to 24 hours.
  2. Lightly coat a large skillet with cooking oil or nonstick cooking spray. Add beef and the remaining garlic. Cook and stir over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes or to desired doneness. Sprinkle with pepper and salt. Add vegetable mixture. Heat through.
  3. Arrange mixed greens on four salad plates. Top greens with some of the hot beef-vegetable mixture. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.
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Menu Suggestion:

Make it a meal with sliced cantaloupe and fortune cookies.

Nutrition Facts (Stir-Fried Beef and Pepper Salad)
    Per serving:
  • 153 kcal cal.,
  • 8 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 26 mg chol.,
  • 114 mg sodium,
  • 8 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 13 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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