I really enjoy eating out for a change of pace and it has become a welcome luxury. Since it’s not something I do a lot given today’s economy, I’ve become pretty choosey. Normally, I like to order something I would not fix at home. Recently though, I ordered steak tips at a local restaurant. I have to admit the entire dish was delicious, but it had one major flaw. It was too salty. I have to wonder when we began to rely on salt to flavor everything. As you know from my recipes, I don’t use it a lot. Once you make this choice, the salt content in food becomes very noticeable. Of course, I decided to revamp the restaurant dish into my on version. You’ll notice that I do not have salt listed as an ingredient. This is because there’s plenty of sodium in the other ingredients. When all was said and done, it could have used a dash, but I definitely felt healthier. At the end of the day, I’d rather add some salt at the table than to serve a salty dish!
Flat-Iron Steak Tips & Veggies
1 – 2 lb flat iron steak (or sirloin) cut into 1-inch pieces
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
1 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon Mrs.. Dash original flavor
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 large onion, sliced
2 cups fresh Monterey mushrooms, sliced
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pkg (16 oz) frozen broccoli, carrot, cauliflower mix (cooked to package directions)
Combine steak, garlic, teriyaki sauce, Worchestershire sauce, olive oil, Mrs.. Dash, and vinegar in a zip lock bag. Marinate for 1 hour.
In a large sauce pan, heat butter and remaining olive oil over medium high heat. Add mushrooms & cook until slightly browned. Remove mushrooms from pan and set aside. Add onions to pan and cook until tender. Remove from pan. Add a bit more oil to the pan, if necessary. Remove steak from marinade & add to pan. Cook over medium high heat until medium rare (or to own taste). Add onions, mushrooms, and vegetables to pan along with 1/2 cup water. Continue to cook, scraping bottom of pan to make your ‘gravy’. Add salt & pepper to taste. Serve over rice, if desired.
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