Your favorite steak grilled with a spicy mixture of garlic and onion served with sweet corn on the side.
We grill steaks and corn year around in this house thanks to my favorite indoor grill pan. If you don’t have one, it’s worth saving your pennies for.
Whatever you do, don’t be cheap! Food burns on the cheaper pans very easily, making them difficult to clean up. After I threw away my first pan, I bit the bullet and bought a more expensive brand. It cleans up perfectly, even when barbecue sauce burns on and sticks like glue. It simply wipes clean.
Indoor grilling is a great time saver, not to mention calorie saver. Fat from meats drips down into the wells, so your food isn’t swimming in it, and veggies can be cooked to perfection without oil or butter.
See? My steak is perfectly grilled, and my corn is nicely browned, sweet and nutty.
- 16 ounces top sirloin beef steaks, trimmed of fat
- 4 large corn
- ½ small onion, finely minced
- 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 1 tablespoon thyme, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 cup red wine
- 1. Combine garlic, onion, thyme and olive oil in a small bowl.
- 2. Preheat large indoor grill over medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray.
- 3. Add corn and steak to the grill. Turn corn every 3 - 4 minutes to brown lightly on all sides. Don't over cook. The corn should be crisp-tender.
- 4. Cook steak 4 - 8 minutes on one side until you have nice grill marks. Timing depends on how thick your steaks are. Top the beef with the onion mash pressing it down into the meat. Carefully flip steak and cook another 4 - 8 minutes.
- 5. Remove steak from grill and allow to rest. Pour red wine into grill pan and scrape up bits. Top steak with bits from the pan and serve with corn.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Grass-fed beef is a bit pricier, but grain-fed cows tend to have more fat. The fat in grain-fed beef isn’t as high in those heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids that we all want in our diet for their blood pressure lowering, heart attack reducing benefits. Not to mention the fact that grass fed beef doesn’t contain residues of antibiotics used to keep disease away.
Lean beef is also a terrific source of protein. Protein is a fundamental part of every cell in your body. We use it for growth and also to repair our organs, skin, hair, and nails. In addition, protein is involved in the building of our bones, muscles and blood. Pretty important stuff! Just 3 or 4 ounces can provide a person with half a day’s requirement of this macronutrient.
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 375, Weight Watchers Points 9
Total Fat: 22.45g
Total Carbs: 21.36g
Dietary Fiber: 2.53g
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com. The statement made here are strictly my opinion and are not meant to replace medical advice from your physician. Please see disclaimer for further details.