Saturday, August 10, 2013

I did not grill this..but it was still good!!

First I want to apologize for not following my lined out schedule of blogs.  I have decided that I am going to go with the flow and pray for the best.  Second, I haven't been on here a lot this year.  Blogging is always on my mind, but time is never on my side.  

I have a ton of cookbooks and cooking magazines.  So, I decided that I should go through them.  After all there are so many recipes that I could make, I could make something new every day and blog every day, I just neither have the time or money.  

For my bridal shower, almost two years ago (:D) I got a cookbook called Good Housekeeping: Fast Weeknight Favorites, 200 really quick, simply delicious recipes.  The cover shows a picture of stir fry!!  This is the first time that I have really opened it.  It is quite interesting.  

I am not really a steak person, I like a good one once in a while. But, I honestly do not go out of my way to make steak.  My hubby on the other hand could eat it every night.  If I mention it I think that his mouth waters.  So I found a recipe for Chili-Crusted Flank Steak.  He was totally excited.  This recipe is very easy to make, and it is super tasty.  Basically a man meal that doesn't take very long to make (okay who is interested now!>?!?!?)  

Chili-Crusted Flank Steak
Total Time: 30 minutes
Makes: 6 servings

2 tablespoons of chili powder
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 large garlic clove, crushed with garlic press
1 beef flank steak (1 1/2 pounds)
3 large red onions (8 ounces each), each cut into 6 wedges
1 tablespoon olive oil

1. Prepare grill for direct grilling over medium heat.
2. Meanwhile, in a cup, with fork, stir chili powder, sugar, salt, lime juice, and garlic until blended.  Use to rub on both sides of steak.  In a medium bowl, toss red onions with oil.
3. Place steak and onions on grill over medium heat and grill steak, turning once, 15 to 20 minutes for medium-rare or until desired doneness.  Cook onions, turning occasionally, until browned and just tender, about 15 minutes.
4. Transfer onions and steak to cutting board.  Let steak stand 10 minutes to set juices for easier slicing.  Thinly slice steak and serve with grilled onions.

Each serving: About 270 calories, 24g protein  15g carbohydrate.  13g total fat (5g saturated).  57mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium.

Tips and Changes:  I didn't grill, I fried in a pan.  Still tasted good, but would have like the grilled taste even better.  You don't need 3 onions, you probably don't even need 2, one will do you.  I used lime juice in a bottle, I also used chopped garlic that I had prepared, they each tasted just fine.  Lastly, don't leave this out where your boxer can get to it...she will eat it and then you will have none left over and your hubby will be sad.

Make it and let me know what you think!! 

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