A Few Healthy Ways To Eat & Prepare Steak

Who doesn’t love a good steak? Steak is typically associated like all red meats as being unhealthy and artery-clogging. When many people trying to lose weight and many weight-loss proponents think of steak, they usually envision a large porterhouse marbled with fat and slathered with fattening butter served with a baked potato covered with butter, sour cream, and even bacon. That scene is not the association that many would have with a diet meant for shedding pounds!

However, there are several ways to enjoy red meat, particularly steak, without tossing your weight and health overboard. Here are some healthy steak recipes:

Fresh Corn Salad with Grilled Steak

Ingredients:

  • 2 Boneless, trimmed top loin strip steaks
  • 5 large corn ears
  • 2 chopped tomatoes
  • 1 diced red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped basil
  • 2 tablespoons of red-wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 3 teaspoons of extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon of salt

Note: Prepare the salad before grilling the steaks so you can serve it all at once with all ingredients at optimum temperatures.

Heat grill to high. In a small bowl, combine 1 teaspoon of olive oil, garlic, and ¼ teaspoon of salt. Rub this on both sides of both steaks then place them and the corn on the grill. Grill the steaks two to four minutes per side for medium-rare. Set them away from the burners while the corn continues to cook. Turn the corn to cook all sides, until some of the kernels are slightly charred for about eight minutes total then let it set until cool enough to handle, which will be about five minutes. Using a sharp knife, remove the kernels from the cobs. Combine the corn, pepper, and tomatoes in a medium bowl and then stir in the basil, vinegar, the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and ¼ teaspoon salt. Serve the steaks with the corn salad.

Steak and Garlic

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces of sirloin steak
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 cup of sliced red onion
  • 4 ounces (about 1.5 cups) of sliced baby bella mushrooms

Trim all visible fat from the steak. In a nonstick skillet, heat olive oil on medium-high heat. Add the steak and brown for two minutes on one side then turn and brown the other side for two minutes while sprinkling the first side with pepper and salt. Lower the heat to medium and continue to cook for about three more minutes or longer, depending on taste. When finished, remove and set on a plate. Add the onion and garlic to the skillet and sauté for about two minutes, making sure not to brown. Add in the mushrooms and cook for an additional three to four minutes. Serve over the steak.

Cocoa and Coffee Sirloin

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of trimmed sirloin steak about an inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons of unflavored, ground coffee beans
  • 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon of kosher salt

Preheat grill to high. Combine the cocoa, coffee, and cinnamon in a dish. Rub the steaks with oil and add salt and pepper to taste then drag them through the coffee and cocoa mixture. Press it into the steaks. Grill for about five minutes on each side.

Steak and Peppers, Southwestern Style

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of trimmed, boneless top sirloin steak
  • 3 gloves of peeled garlic; mince 2, halve 1
  • ½ cup of brewed coffee
  • ¼ cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 4 cups of watercress sprigs
  • 3 teaspoons of canola oil
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon of ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon of chili powder
  • ¾ teaspoon of ground pepper
  • 2 thinly sliced red peppers

Mix the chili powder, cumin, coriander, ¾ teaspoon pepper, and salt in a bowl. Rub the steaks with the cut-up garlic followed by the spice mix. In a large skillet, heat two teaspoons of oil over medium-high heat. Cook the steak about five minutes on each side or to taste. Remove the steak and add the onion and peppers to the skillet. Cook while stirring for about four minutes. Add the brown sugar and minced garlic and continue to cook for about a minute. Finally, add the vinegar and coffee and cook for three minutes. Serve the steak covered in the vegetable mixture, preferably sliced.

So there you go, there’s a few ways you can enjoy steak while maintaining or losing weight. Enjoy!

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