Braised Beef Steaks - Virtua

Recipe - Braised Beef with Zesty Sauce

Serves 4

These eye-of-round steaks are seasoned with a salt-free blend of garlic and herbs, braised until tender, and topped with an easy-mix sauce enhanced with toasted almonds.

  • 4 boneless eye-of-round steaks (4 ounces each), all visible fat discarded
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free garlic and herb seasoning blend
  • 1 cup fat-free, no-salt-added beef broth
  • 1/4 cup whole almonds
  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce or 1/3 cup fat-free sour cream 
  • 1 tablespoon prepared white horseradish
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt-free garlic and herb seasoning blend
Season both sides of the steaks evenly with 1 teaspoon garlic and herb seasoning blend.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the steaks for 2 minutes on each side, or until browned. Add the broth and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 30 to 40 minutes, or until tender. If needed, add water 1/4 cup at a time to keep the steaks from sticking. If desired, reserve 1/2 to 2/3 cup cooking liquid to spoon over the steaks before serving.

Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, dry-roast the whole almonds over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Transfer to the work bowl of a food processor and let cool for 5 minutes. In the same skillet, dry-roast the sliced almonds for 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a small plate and set aside.

Process the whole almonds for 1 to 2 minutes, or until finely ground. Transfer to a medium bowl. Stir in the cranberry sauce or sour cream, horseradish, and 1/2 teaspoon garlic and herb seasoning blend until well combined.

To serve, spoon the reserved pan liquid over each steak. Top each with about 2 tablespoons sauce. Garnish with the almond slices.

Nutrition Analysis Per Serving (with cranberry sauce):

  • Calories: 228
  • Total Fat: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 47mg
  • Sodium: 65mg
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Protein: 28g

Updated July 12, 2016

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