Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sirloin Steak with Herbed Wine Sauce

We haven't been told what the Inauguration Dinner will consist of,it's a State Secret, but this would be my choice for the Obamas. It's fast, easy, and still looks and tastes like it came from a five-star restaurant. Besides all of that, it's low in fat. Just remember the rule of thumb when using wine to cook with -- if it's not good enough to drink, then don't use it in your recipe. There's no need to spend a lot of money, generally a $10.00 bottle is fine.

Sirloin Steak with Herbed Wine Sauce

Vegetable cooking spray
1/4 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
3 T. chopped green onions
3/4 c. Burgundy or other dry red wine
3/4 water
2 T. tomato paste
1 t. dried whole tarragon
3/4 t. beef-flavored bouillon granules
1 T. plus 1 1/2 t. chopped fresh parsley
1 (1- pound) lean boneless beef sirloin steak (3/4 inch thick)

Spray a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Place over medium high heat until hot.

Add sliced mushrooms and green onion, and saute' until tender.

Add wine, water, tomato paste, tarragon, and bouillon granules. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium.
Cook 10 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half. Stir in parsley; keep warm.

Trim fat from steak. Coat broiler pan with cooking spray. Broil 4-6 inches from heating element for 6-8 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness.

Cut steak into four equal portions. Spoon 1/4 cup of sauce over each serving of steak.

Yield: 4 servings (215 calories and 8.6 grams of fat per serving)

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Mildred said...

This sounds delicious! Makes me hungry just reading the recipe and it's 10:00 in the a.m.!!! Wishing you a good day.

Queen B. said...

sounds great.

Lisa said...

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