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Herbed Steak and Onions Recipe

Diabetic Friendly Recipe

Marinating meat for herbed steak and onions in a plastic bag keeps the meat covered with the herb marinade and makes cleanup a cinch. Just throw out the bag.

Round Steak for Herbed Steak and Onions

Recipe Ingredients

1 cup tomato juice
1 tablespoon olive oil or cooking oil
1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pound beef top round steak, cut 1-inch thick
2 large onions, thinly sliced and separated into rings
Steamed green beans (optional)

Recipe Directions

For marinade, combine tomato juice, oil, basil, oregano, pepper, and garlic. Set aside.

Trim fat from steak and cut steak into four equal portions. Place meat in a plastic bag set in a deep bowl. Pour marinade over steak. Seal bag; turn to coat steak well. Marinate overnight in the refrigerator. Then, drain steak, reserving marinade.

Place onions on an 18-inch square of heavy foil. Turn edges of foil up slightly. Drizzle 1/2-cup of the reserved marinade over onions. Fold foil tightly to seal. Grill onion packet and steak on an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for ten minutes. Turn onion packet and steak; brush steak with marinade. Discard any remaining marinade. Grill steak to desired doneness, allowing eight to ten minutes more for medium doneness. Grill onions eight minutes more or until tender.

Unwrap onions and place on a serving plate. Arrange meat atop onion. Spoon any remaining sauce from onions over the meat. Serve with steamed green beans, if desired.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories: 193; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 44mg; Sodium: 272mg; Carbohydrates: 10g; Fiber: 2g; Protein: 25g

Diabetic Exchange:  Very Lean Meat: 3, Fat: 1

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