Try this super delicious Latin American dish of grilled meat paired with a flavorful green herb sauce.
Carne Asada with Chimichurri Sauce
Calories217 Per Serving
Protein28g Per Serving
Fiber3g Per Serving
Cost Per Serving$4.26
|Total Fat||7.0 g|
|Saturated Fat||2.5 g|
|Trans Fat||0.0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||0.5 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||3.5 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||10 g|
|Dietary Fiber||3 g|
2 vegetable, free, 3 lean meat
1/4 cup water
1 pound unpeeled zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 pound green beans, trimmed, cut in half
1 1/2 pounds strip, skirt, or flank steak (1/2 to 3/4 inch thick), all visible fat discarded
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon (freshly ground preferred)
1 1/2 cups Italian (flat-leaf) parsley, finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
2 teaspoons olive oil
3 medium garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon honey or agave nectar
1 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled
1/4 teaspoon pepper (freshly ground preferred)
1/4 teaspoon salt
Pour 1/4 cup water into a medium saucepan. Add the zucchini and green beans. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low. Steam, covered, for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and easily pierced with a fork. Drain in a colander.
Meanwhile, pat the beef dry with paper towels. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper over the beef.
Lightly spray a heavy skillet with cooking spray. Heat the skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add the beef. Cook for 2 minutes without turning so it browns.
Using a spatula, loosen, lift, and turn over the beef. Cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Let stand under a loose tent of aluminum foil for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the sauce ingredients.
Spoon the sauce over the beef. Serve with the zucchini and green beans.
Cooking Tip: Strip, skirt, and flank are lean cuts of beef, so don’t overcook them or they'll get tough.
Keep it Healthy: Don't have fresh zucchini or green beans on hand? You can steam fresh broccoli or cauliflower instead.
Tip: Serve with warm corn tortillas, brown rice, or other whole grain if desired.
Tip: Nutrition information for Carne Asada in table.
Nutrition information for Chimichurri Sauce:
Fat 1.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Trans Fatty Acid 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 107 mg
Carbohydrates 3 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1 g
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