Tips for Grilling Steak

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The last article I shared was all about alternatives to barbecuing burgers and dogs, which is great for sure.  But if you’re not looking to try to Grilled Fish Tacos or you want something to go along with the Chipotle Lime Sweet Potato Fries, nothing beats a classic steak, and the grill is a great was to cook one.  Here are some tips for getting the perfect steak out on the grill.

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“Stupid Simple Salsa Chicken”

It truly is “Stupid Simple”  (from: Canada Girl Eats Paleo)

Prep time: 5 min. | Cook time: 5 hours | Total: 5 hours 5 min.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup prepared salsa
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 TBSP chili powder
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • (possible additions: 3 cloves minced garlic, 2 TBSP cayenne pepper, and/or 2 TBSP Adobo)

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in slow-cooker set to low, cook for 8 hours

Done!

Nutrition: 278 calories, 11 g fat (3 saturated), 3 g carbs, 30 g protein, 291mg sodium (serving size = ½ cup)

Seared Pork Chops with Shiitake Mushrooms

Total time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb shiitake mushrooms, sliced & stemmed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 TBSP fresh thyme, chopped
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 4 boneless pork chops (4oz ea., ¼ inch thick)
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup dry white wine

Directions:

  1. Heat 1 TBSP olive oil in 12″ skillet over medium-low heat
  2. Add mushrooms and cook until softened (about 5 min.), stirring occasionally
  3. Add garlic, thyme, salt, & pepper; cook for 2 more min.
  4. Remove from heat an place mushrooms in a small bowl; clean skillet
  5. Coat pork chops with mustard and sprinkle with salt and pepper
  6. Heat 1 TBSP olive oil over medium-high heat
  7. Sear pork chops 2-3 min per side (should no longer be pink inside)
  8. Remove pork chops
  9. Deglaze pan with wine
  10. Top pork chops with mushrooms and pour wine mixture over them
  11. Garnish with extra thyme & serve

Serve with mashed or roasted potatoes & veggie of your choice (I like string beans with this).  Bon appétit!

Nutrition Information264 calories, 13g fat (2.9g saturated), 9g carbs, 22g protein, 3g fiber403 mg sodium

Recipe from Fitness Magazine.

Photo credit: http://www.diabeticlifestyle.com/recipes/entrees/pork-chops-wild-mushrooms