Steaks With Avocado Butter
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
2 avocados, quartered
Juice of 1 lime
3–4 oz fresh cilantro
1/4 cup light sour cream
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped garlic
1 teaspoon Complete seasoning, divided
1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
1 lb extra-thin-sliced beef steaks (top round, sirloin)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons water
1 (4-oz) bag watercress leaves
- Slice onion; peel and quarter avocado.
- Place avocado into food processor bowl; squeeze juice of lime over avocado. Add cilantro (1 1/2 cups), sour cream, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of the Complete seasoning, and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper; process 1–2 minutes or until smooth.
- Preheat large sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Season both sides of steaks with remaining 1/2 teaspoon Complete seasoning and 1/4 teaspoon pepper (wash hands). Place oil in pan, then add steaks; cook 1 minute on each side. Remove steaks from pan; cover to keep warm.
- Place onions and water in same pan; cook 1–2 minutes or until onions begin to soften. Add watercress; cook 30 seconds, stirring continuously, or until wilted. Place greens on serving platter, then steaks; top with avocado butter and serve.
CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 480kcal; FAT 30g; CHOL 80mg; SODIUM 190mg; CARB 23g; FIBER 9g; PROTEIN 34g; VIT A 50%; VIT C 60%; CALC 10%; IRON 25%
Simmered Cabbage and Cubanelles
1/2 head green cabbage, thinly sliced
1 small sweet onion, thinly sliced
2 Cubanelle peppers, thinly sliced
3 slices thick-cut bacon
1 (16-oz) box reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Slice cabbage (4 cups); place in large bowl.
- Slice onions and peppers; add both to cabbage.
- Preheat large saucepan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Cut bacon into bite-size pieces and place in pan; cook 4–5 minutes or until well browned and starting to crisp.
- Stir in cabbage mixture. Cook 2–3 minutes, stirring continuously, or until cabbage begins to wilt. Stir in remaining ingredients; cover and cook 10–15 minutes or until tender. Serve.
CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 130kcal; FAT 4g; CHOL 10mg; SODIUM 490mg; CARB 18g; FIBER 6g; PROTEIN 8g; VIT A 6%; VIT C 180%; CALC 10%; IRON 4%
- Complete your meal with rice, Cuban bread, and fruit pastries for dessert.
- The steak recipe makes a great sandwich. Spread the avocado butter over the bread and top with the steak and watercress.
Recipe Version R-03/11-0062