Posts Tagged ‘steaks’

Petite Boneless Sirloin Steaks

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Perhaps you’ve noticed, we love the red meats around here. No, eating red meat is not an everyday thing for us, but eyeing through my posts I notice there should be some more white-meat love shown. I will work on that. But for now, back to the red meats.

When eating red meats (beef, pork and lamb) there are few pros and cons that you should consider…

Benefits

  • High in zinc, which is important for a healthy immune system.
  • Contains more iron than most foods, and it is more easily used by the body than iron from other sources.
  • Also a good source of complete proteins
  • A high-protein diet based on lean red meat has been shown to help weight loss

Risks

  • An increased risk of bowel cancer was found for people who ate more than two servings of red meat per week.
  • The Mediterraneann diet, which is low in red meat, has been shown to decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Eating red meat every day can double the risk of osteoporosis due to an acid byproduct from digesting very large amounts of protein.
  • Red meat is high in saturated fat and cholesterol
  • A recent study found that eating more than one serving of red meat per day can double the eisk of breat cancer, especially in young women.

So red meat should definitely be eaten in moderation, but for tonight I’m having steak!

Here’s the marinade of choice that asks for 8 hours of marinading time, but makes your meat awesome in under an hour…

I used the preferred Ziploc bag method and off to the grill they went. Steak fries, warm edamame, and leftover french sub rolls from French Dip Sandwiches spread with butter and garlic and toasted made this a completely filling meal.

New York Strip Steak

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

Its April and barbecue season is upon us. So many steaks to grill…so little time!

Of all the things that are grillable, steaks are definitely the favorite in our house, which prompted me to pick out 3 fine looking boneless New York Strip Steaks at the store for dinner.

Now for something to soak our fine friends in. McCormick’s Grill Mates has several really tasty marinades that hence the name, are perfect for the grill. For this round of steaks I chose the Mesquite Marinade, mixed it up in a large Ziploc bag and put the meat in.

Once the steaks were marinaded, out to the grill they went…

Yum! Those charred edges were GOOD! You won’t find any pink in there…we like our steaks well done, always.



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