Friday, August 27, 2010

Easy Steak Dinner

Being a busy mom with 3 little ones at home, I am all about an easy, kid friendly dinner.  So, I am on the search for recipes that can be made quickly and taste yummy.  When I find one my family enjoys, I will share it here with all the busy moms and dads out there.

We tried this one a couple of nights ago.  It was super easy and delicious!  Even the baby loved it!

"Steak Night", Healthy Recipes Kids Love
by American Heart Association (serves 4-5)

  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless sirloin steak
  • 1-2 medium garlic cloves, halved crosswise
  • 1 1/2 tsp canola or corn oil
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tblsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tblsp light soy sauce (I used regular)
  • 1 tblsp sugar (you could try light brown sugar)
  1. Rub both sides of the steak with garlic.  Pour the oil into a large nonstick skillet and swirl to coat the bottom.  Heat over medium-high heat.  Put the steak in the skillet and sprinkle with half the salt and half the pepper.  Cook for 5 minutes.  Turn and sprinkle the remaining salt and pepper.  Cook for 5 minutes for medium rare, or  until the desired doneness.  Transfer to a cutting board.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients.
  3. When the steak is done pour the vinegar mixture into the skillet with the steak, scraping to dislodge any browned bits.  Bring to a boil.  Boil for 1 1/2 minutes, or until the liquid is reduced to 1/4 cup, stirring constantly.
  4. To serve, cut the steak into 1/2-inch slices.  Place slices on plates and spoon the sauce over the steak. 

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