15-Minute Easy Beef Recipe – The family will Love
With a Bonus 15 minute Body Weight Workout and a How to achieving 15 minute meals!
This week I am sharing with you some quick, easy and nutritious beef family meals that will only take 15 minutes to prepare. These recipes are perfect mid-week meals – quick, easy and jam-packed with all the goodness of beef including protein, iron and zinc! Stay tuned on my social channels for more recipes throughout the week. Up first is this delicious BBQ Beef, Beetroot and Chickpea Salad. Texas brisket rub that provides a great balance of flavors to enhance a smoked brisket. Feel free to use it on other meats as well or adapt it to your particular tastes.
BBQ Beef, Beetroot and Chickpea Salad
- 500 g beef rump steak, fat trimmed
- Olive oil spray
- 400 g canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 250 g ready to eat baby beetroot, cut into wedges (available in the vegetable section of the supermarket)
- 120 g packet baby spinach and beetroot leaves
- 80 goats cheese
- Olive oil, balsamic vinegar and chopped chives, to serve
- Pre-heat a lightly oiled barbecue or char-grill pan over medium-high heat. Season rump steak and cook for 6 to 7 minutes or until cooked to your liking. Set aside on a plate covered with foil.
- Meanwhile, on a large platter combine the chickpeas, beetroots, and baby spinach. Season.
- Slice steak, place on top of the salad and crumble over goat cheese.
- Drizzle with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with chives, to serve.
Finely slice beef into strips
Arrange beef on top of salad, garnish with goats cheese, dressing and chives
It’s as simple as that – all within 15-mins!
If you are feeling inspired, for more healthy 15-minute beef recipes head here to find loads you can easily create.
There are a variety of recipes with different beef cuts so you’re sure to find one to suit your family and lifestyle.
In addition to this nutrient-infused recipe, I thought I’d share a quick 15-minute mummy home workout that you can do with the time you save in the kitchen! Enjoy!
15 minute Body Weight Home Workout –
The aim of this high Intensity workout out is to complete as many rounds as you can in 15 minutes.
After each round give yourself a 30 second to 1 minute walking recovery. (Keep your legs moving and focus on taking deep breaths)
Tip: Stay focused on your posture, core and technique.
If you are a beginner use a bench to elevate your body for push-ups.
10 x fast air squats
5 x push-ups
10 x jump squat
5 x push-ups
10 x jump lunges
5 x push-ups
30 seconds – 1 minute rest after each round
As many rounds as possible in 15 minutes
Achieving 15 min meals
Below are a few of my favourite food preparation tips I use to stay organised and keep cooking time to a minimum. Doing a little preparation every week means I can focus on the kids in the late afternoon (during rush hour!) and it gives me the satisfaction knowing I have delicious, tasty and nutritious meals that wont take more than 15 minutes to make.
- Be prepared by having all your salad greens like spinach, kale, rocket and lettuce chopped, washed, dried then stored in containers in the fridge. Not only will your greens last longer, you are more likely to use them up so there is no wastage!
- Chop, slice or dice up your meats and have them ‘ready to go’ or frozen in snap lock bags i.e. I slice up beef rump strips to have ready to for a stir-fry or divide beef mine into perfect sized portions for your mid-week meals
- Pre-cook batches of brown rice, quinoa and or buckwheat and store in separate snap lock bags in the fridge or freezer and use as sides for casseroles salads.
- Always cook more than you need, dishes like bolognaise sauce, curries, and hearty casseroles freeze really well and are a great back up to have on hand.
- Bake up a batch of roasted vegetables like sweet potato, carrots, cauliflower, zucchini and capsicum with a little olive oil salt and pepper. Store in the fridge and add to salads or reheat in the oven for dinner.
- Slow cooker mid-week meals are a lifesaver, nothing is better than coming home to a tender side of beef that has been slowly cooking all day.