Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cube Steak with Mushroom Sherry Sauce

Recipe Taken From:
Eating Well Magazine March/April 2010


* 4 4-ounce cube steaks
* 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
* 8 ounces sliced mushrooms (about 2 1/2 cups)
* 1 large shallot, thinly sliced
* 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried
* 1/2 cup dry sherry (see Note)
* 1/2 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
* 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream

1. Sprinkle steaks with 1/2 teaspoon pepper and salt. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add steaks and cook, turning once, until browned and cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes per side for medium. (If necessary, cook in two batches.) Transfer the steaks to a plate and cover to keep warm.
2. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan. Add mushrooms, shallot and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper; cook, stirring, until the mushrooms are golden brown and release their liquid, 4 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle with flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add thyme, sherry and broth; bring to a boil and cook, stirring, until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream. Return the steaks (and any accumulated juice) to the pan and turn to coat with the sauce. Serve the steaks with the sauce.

Notes & Tips:
This is a pretty good recipe. I think the cube steak is kind of tough but I really like the mushroom-sherry sauce. I served this with steamed veggies. It was really really easy and quick to make. I liked the way the shallots complimented the mushrooms.

Nutrition Facts:
Serves 4
Per serving: 268 calories; 12 g fat (3 g sat, 7 g mono); 56 mg cholesterol; 6 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 29 g protein; 1 g fiber; 428 mg sodium; 684 mg potassium.

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