Thursday, January 22, 2009

Peppery Beef with Cremini Mushrooms

This dinner was so delicious, and so easy! I used an extra thin steak because I like the concentrated flavors, and it saves a bit on calories!

My word of caution: when using steak seasoning, only use a little bit (like the recipe says, you'd think I'd have caught on!). For some reason I felt the need to coat the steak with it, as if it were breading or something. The steaks came out fine, but a little spicy, especially for the kids.
Peppery Beef with Crimini Mushrooms
From Favorite Family Dinners
2-3 tsp steak seasoning blend or cracked black pepper
4 beef tenderloin steaks, or 2 beef top loin steaks, cut 1 inch thick (about 1 pound)
2 TB butter or margarine
8 oz sliced cremini, shiitake, or portobello mushrooms
1 large leek, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp thyme or oregano, crushed
1 51/2-6oz can tomato juice
1. Use your fingers to press the steak seasoning onto both sides of the steaks. If using top loin steaks, cut each steak in half crosswise. In a large skillet, cook steaks in hot butter over medium heat to desired doneness, turning once. For tenderloin steaks, allow 10-13 minutes for medium-rare to medium. Transfer steaks to a warm serving platter, reserving the drippings in the skillet. Keep meat warm.
2. Add oil to drippings in skillet. Add mushrooms, leek and thyme. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in tomato juice. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 2 to 3 minutes more or until leek is tender. Spoon mushroom mixture over the meat.
Serves 4
Per serving: 296 cal, 20g fat, 86mg chol, 419 mg sod, 5g carbs, 1g fiber, 26g prot.
Points per serving: 7 points


Mushrooms Canada said...

Very appetizing photo! There is nothing like a good steak and mushrooms!

Lind Family said...

I have to ask ... will your kids actually eat the stuff you make? My son is SOOOOOO picky and I can't get him to eaty anything!

teresa said...

Thanks Brittany! My food photography skills are not great, so I appreciate that!

Hey Kjerstin. My kids do okay. For the most part they eat what we give them because unless the meal is very adult and weird (which I tend to do every now adn again), they don't get anything except their dinner. They did struggle with this one because it was SO spicy, so they got something else that night. That was my fault though, normally they love steak.

jscardon said...

Oh! I love this blog! You are such an amazing and adventurous cook-- I need some lessons. I'm a sucker for bread pudding...that recipe is going in my to-try pile!

Melissa said...

Ummm...That sauce looks like its full of delicious flavor!

Priscilla said...

Very good looking dinner. The meat...yum.