Grilled Zuchinni Ribbons
The lovely Miss Laura and I enjoy grilled vegetables. Recently we’ve been marinating a wide variety of fresh veggies in an off-the-shelf bottled salad dressing with the photo of a famous movie actor & race car driver who donates a portion of the profits to charity for kids. The results are definitely “Tasty on a Plate!” This recipe is from our friends at the National Cattleman’s Beef Association – also known as Beef.org Top loin is a relatively inexpensive cut of beef and fairly lean. Grilled and served along side grilled vegetables with a balsamic dressing the taste is pret’near perfection. Give it a try – and if you don’t happen to have any balsamic vinegar may I suggest the movie star’s salad dressing?
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Grilled Beef Top Loin Steak
Beef Top Loin Steaks with Grilled Balsamic Vegetables
Beef top loin is a relatively inexpensive and lean cut of beef. Grilled and served with the side of vegetables it is a near perfect meal - protein, vitamins and good fiber!
- 2 boneless beef top loin (strip) steaks, cut 1 inch thick (about 8 ounces each)
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons garlic-pepper seasoning
- 1 medium red onion, cut into 12 wedges
- 1 medium yellow squash, cut lengthwise in half
- 1 medium zucchini, cut lengthwise in half
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh oregano or thyme
- Bring vinegar to a boil in small saucepan. Reduce heat; simmer about 3 minutes or until reduced by half. Set aside.
- Press 1 teaspoon garlic-pepper seasoning evenly onto beef steaks.
- Soak two 10-inch bamboo skewers in water 10 minutes; drain. Thread onion wedges onto skewers. Brush onions and cut sides of squash with oil; sprinkle with remaining teaspoon garlic-pepper seasoning.
- Place steaks on grid over medium, ash-covered coals; arrange vegetables around steaks. Grill steaks, covered, 11 to 14 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 11 to 15 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium doneness (160°F), turning occasionally. Grill squash 8 to 12 minutes (7 to 11 minutes for gas) and onions 12 to 15 minutes (13 to 16 minutes for gas) or until tender, turning occasionally.
- Remove onions from skewers; toss reduced vinegar, oregano and salt, as desired. Carve steaks into slices. Serve with onion mixture and squash; season steak and squash with salt, as desired.
This recipe provided courtesy National Cattleman's Beef Association - also known as Beef.org
Nutritional Information Per Serving
255 calories; 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat; 7 g monounsaturated fat); 54 mg cholesterol; 272 mg sodium; 9 g carbohydrate; 1.6 g fiber; 26 g protein; 7.6 mg niacin; 0.8 mg vitamin B6; 1.4 mcg vitamin B12; 2.1 mg iron; 29.0 mcg selenium; 4.9 mg zinc; 104.4 mg choline.
This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, selenium and zinc; and a good source of iron and choline.