Monday, January 25, 2010

Steak Tips with Peppered Mushroom Gravy



Happy Monday my friends. You know, usually I don't care for Mondays, but so far I'm having a great day. I just got a wonderful workout, and despite the rain, I'm in a great mood. How was everyone's weekend? Ours was very nice, and we finally made it out to Whole Foods. Oh my goodness, talk about a foodie's playland! We weren't there for very long on account of my boy not being as excited about roaming up and down every aisle of a grocery store as me, but I got a good idea of what they had, and we'll definitely be going back!

I remember making this dish on a particularly hectic night, and it turned out to be the perfect remedy for all the chaos. It's quick and easy to make and its so rich and warm with a lot of great flavor. It's also a way for someone who is watching their calories (me) to get in a nice fix of steak! And of course those meaty baby bellas don't hurt either!

Steak Tips with Peppered Mushroom Gravy
Cooking Light Jan/Feb 2010

Ingredients

2 cups uncooked egg noodles
1 lb top sirloin steak, cut into 3/4 inch pieces
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
8 oz baby bellas, sliced
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups beef broth
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 fresh thyme sprigs
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves (I used all dried thyme)

Directions

1. Cook noodles according to directions with no salt or fat.

2. While noodles cook, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add steak; saute 5 minutes, browning on each side. Remove from pan; cover.

3. Melt butter in pan over medium-high heat. Add shallots and mushrooms; saute 4 minutes. Add garlic; saute 30 seconds. Stir in soy sauce. Sprinkle flour over mushroom mixture; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add broth, stirring constantly. Add pepper, salt, and thyme sprigs. Bring to a boil; book 2 minutes, or until thickened. Return beef to pan; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Discard thyme sprigs. Garnish with thyme leaves, if desired.

Serves 4: 3/4cup beef mixture and 2/3 cup noodles

Per Serving: 344cal, 12.5g fat, 27.3g prot, 28.7g carb, 1.7g fiber

Points per Serving: 8

36 comments:

Cheryl said...

Man I have not had that since I was a little kid. My mom used to make it, looks delish! We recently got a whole foods too. If yours had Gelato, give it a whirl, it is decadent!

Joanne said...

Wow that is super low cal for so much food! Looks delicious.

I'm glad you enjoyed your trip to whole foods. It's a dangerous place...when I go in there I want to buy everything!

The Blonde Duck said...

A classic combo that never fails!

Julie said...

Looks delicious!

Jenn said...

Steaks tips = deliciousness. Plus mushroom gravy = double deliciousness. Happy monday!!

Trish said...

Well, this looks like a perfect meal for one of those 'I don't like Mondays' days right? I am on lunch hour eating leftover meatballs and mushrooms so a very similar thing indeed!

Cristine said...

Looks absolutely delicious!

Lynn said...

Mmmm, doesn't this look delicious. Especially so since it's kind of a gray day here, and this looks like a warm, cozy meal.

Alissa said...

it WAS a great workout! I'm glad you've been having a good day! this looks yummmmmy, I need to try this soon!

Pam said...

I love Whole Foods, I mean Whole Paycheck. :)

This looks delicious - I love anything with mushroom gravy.

Andrea said...

Love it- that's something I haven't made for awhile and I'm so glad you reminded me! Looks delicious, I'll have to add that to the menu. ;)

Maria said...

We love mushrooms at our house! Great dish!

doggybloggy said...

there is something about egg noodles that lures me right in - this looks so perfectly tasty!

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theUngourmet said...

Glad you had a fun time exploring WF!!

This looks like a very nice dish and I love the sound of peppered mushroom gravy! Mmm!

HoneyB said...

I knew before I even read your post that this was a Cooking Light recipe! I remember seeing it in the magazine. ;-) Glad to know they are so yummy!

MaryBeth said...

Looks wonderful, my husband would gobble it all down. He LOVES mushrooms !

A Year on the Grill said...

I love these!

Velva said...

I made this exact recipe from Cooking Light last night. and I thought it was a really good dish with half the calories and fat. It was a keeper recipe. Yours looks really good.

What I would do for a Whole Foods in Tallahassee Florida, oh man!

Burp and Slurp~! said...

mmm...peppered mushroom gravy? That sounds super super super amazing.
Ah, WF trip is always a good day! I miss the days when I could just skip down the street to "sample" some goods.

Barbara said...

Don't you love Cooking Light? This recipe has so much flavor!

Whole Foods is fun to go to all right- I could spend hours just looking. Better than mall shopping any day!

biz319 said...

My husband would love this dish - he loves mushrooms and it seems so simple - this will be on my menu next week - thanks for posting it Teresa!

Are you loving the Jan/Feb issue?? I have bookmarked about 10 things I want to make!

Kathy said...

This looks delicious! One of my favorite meals!!!

Sophie said...

A lovely, easy yet sio fab meal!!

MMMMMM,....

Kim said...

Beef and gravy over noodles - yum! I'm on my way to your place for dinner. Glad to hear you made it to Whole Foods. So hard to go in there and not spend a fortune.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Looks yummy! I so want to see a Whole Foods.

Ingrid said...

I'm not a beef person but my kiddos and honey enjoy it. (I'm all about those mushrooms in the gravy!) Think a london broil will work?
~ingrid

Debbie said...

Oh yes, that is one tasty looking dish!!! I also love Whole Foods. I don't buy much there but I love to visit and check out all their homemade salads, etc. Yum!!!

Barbara Bakes said...

What a great recipe for a fast and tasty meal! And I love that the calories aren't too high either!

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

These sound so hearty and delicious for a light recipe! The perfect comfort food. I wish I had a Whole foods! I'm envious.

Erica said...

Isn't WFs the best?? Great dinner. This reminds me of something my mom used to make! Hope the rest of your week is as good as your Monday

Katy ~ said...

Ole Sweetie-Pi would be MAD for this. This sounds like a keeper. Thanks for this one, Teresa. Good find, good share. You are the best.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Fabulous retro meal that you updated wonderfully. Who would believe this delicious dish had so few calories!

I miss not having a Whole Foods close by.

Leslie said...

This is a great quick meal that the whole family would love

The Blonde Duck said...

Let's have a retro party and have this tasty dish! :) We can wear dresses...

kanishk said...

We recently got a whole foods too. If yours had Gelato, give it a whirl, it is decadent!

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