Steak Salad with Blue Cheese
Contributed by: NAPSA
Healthy Beef Made Simple
(NAPSA) - While most Americans want to eat healthier, many have a hard time doing so with their harried schedules. According to recent research, at 4:00 p.m., 75 percent of Americans don't even know what they're having for dinner.
Fortunately, healthy cooking doesn't have to be complicated. For example, here's a simple recipe for tasty burgers: Mix half a cup of salsa with a pound of ground beef, form four patties and grill. Juicy, flavorful burgers, with just two ingredients. To reduce fat and calories, buy the leanest ground beef you can find. A ground round that's 96 percent lean, with just 4.5 grams of fat in a quarter-pounder, is available from Laura's Lean Beef. Compare that to 22 fat grams for a burger made from 80 percent lean ground beef.
More tips for great burgers:
- When forming patties, handle the beef as little as possible. Overworking beef can mean a dense, tough burger.
- Make sure your pan or grill is preheated and well oiled. You should hear a sizzle when the patty first hits the pan.
- Never use your spatula to press your burger while cooking-you'll press the juices out.
More in the mood for steak? This looks fancy, but takes less than 30 minutes and when you make it with a Laura's Lean Beef ribeye, it has just 12 grams of fat, 12 grams of carbs and 261 calories:
- 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 lb. Laura's Lean Ribeye Steaks
- 5 cups arugula or mixed greens
- 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes
- 1/2 green pepper, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 1/2 cup low-fat vinaigrette
Sprinkle lemon pepper and ground pepper over steak; set aside.
Grill steak, uncovered, over medium-hot coals (350 to 400 degrees) 5 minutes on each side to desired degree of doneness. Slice.
Combine arugula, tomatoes and green pepper in a large bowl. Top with sliced steak, blue cheese and toss with vinaigrette.
This recipe comes from the Laura's Lean Beef "Healthy Beef Made Simple" program of quick recipes and step-by-step cooking tips, such as: Brown some extra lean ground beef to keep on hand in the freezer. After cooking the beef, drain and freeze in a zip-top plastic bag for up to three months to use in pizza, chili, tacos, spaghetti, casseroles and omelettes.
More recipes and tips are at www.laurasleanbeef.com.
Serving Size: Makes 6 Servings