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Southwestern Steak & Peppers

 
Southwestern Steak & Peppers
Image © Eating Well
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the most popular recipes.popular
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the healthiest recipes.healthy
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $2.65 One serving costs about $2.65

$2.65 per serving

512 people like this recipe

512 likes

This recipe is ready in 35 minutes

Ready in 35 minutes

spoonacular Score:100%

Spoonacular Score: 100%

 

Need a gluten free and dairy free main course? Southwestern Steak & Peppers could be a spectacular recipe to try. This recipe serves 4 and costs $2.65 per serving. One serving contains 228 calories, 27g of protein, and 7g of fat. It will be a hit at your valentin day event. This recipe from Eating Well has 512 fans. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 35 minutes. If you have ground cumin, onion, chili powder, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. To use up the balsamic vinegar you could follow this main course with the Skinny Strawberry Ice Cream as a dessert. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 100%. This score is awesome. Try Southwestern Stuffed Peppers, Southwestern Stuffed Peppers, and Southwestern Stuffed Peppers for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
0.25 cups
0.25 cups balsamic vinegar
balsamic vinegar
1 tsp
1 tsp brown sugar
brown sugar
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps chili powder
chili powder
3 cloves
3 cloves garlic
garlic
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps ground coriander
ground coriander
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps ground cumin
ground cumin
0.75 tsps
0.75 tsps ground pepper
ground pepper
0.5 cups
0.5 cups cooked instant coffee
cooked instant coffee
3 tsps
3 tsps olive oil
olive oil
2
2  red bell peppers
red bell peppers
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps salt
salt
1 lb
1 lb lean boneless top sirloin steak
lean boneless top sirloin steak
4 cups
4 cups watercress
watercress
1
1  white onion
white onion
0.25 cups balsamic vinegar
0.25 cups
balsamic vinegar
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp
brown sugar
0.5 tsps chili powder
0.5 tsps
chili powder
3 cloves garlic
3 cloves
garlic
0.5 tsps ground coriander
0.5 tsps
ground coriander
0.5 tsps ground cumin
0.5 tsps
ground cumin
0.75 tsps ground pepper
0.75 tsps
ground pepper
0.5 cups cooked instant coffee
0.5 cups
cooked instant coffee
3 tsps olive oil
3 tsps
olive oil
2  red bell peppers
2
red bell peppers
0.25 tsps salt
0.25 tsps
salt
1 lb lean boneless top sirloin steak
1 lb
lean boneless top sirloin steak
4 cups watercress
4 cups
watercress
1  white onion
1
white onion

Equipment

cutting board
cutting board
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
cutting board
cutting board
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Eating Well

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.65
Ingredient
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
3 cloves garlic
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 cup cooked instant coffee
3 teaspoons olive oil
2 red bell peppers
1 pound lean boneless top sirloin steak
4 cups watercress
1 white onion
Price
$0.54
$0.01
$0.04
$0.20
$0.07
$0.04
$0.02
$0.14
$1.20
$7.05
$1.05
$0.24
$10.61

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

Price Tips

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

Cooking Tips

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • If a recipe doesn't specify whether you should use light brown sugar or dark brown sugar, just use whatever you have on hand or prefer. The difference is that dark brown sugar has more molasses and thus a stronger flavor.

  • Store brown sugar in an air-tight container to avoid hardening. If your brown sugar still gets too hard to use, you can use one of these techniques to soften it.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Bell peppers are unfortunately on the "dirty dozen" list compiled by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). You might want to buy them organic when you can.

  • Choose organic, grassfed beef whenever possible. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating a few vegetarian meals so you can afford better meat!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
228 Calories
27g Protein
7g Total Fat
11g Carbs
99% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
228
11%

Fat
7g
11%

  Saturated Fat
1g
12%

Carbohydrates
11g
4%

  Sugar
7g
8%

Cholesterol
66mg
22%

Sodium
235mg
10%

Caffeine
7mg
3%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
27g
55%

Vitamin C
93mg
113%

Vitamin K
92µg
88%

Vitamin A
3028IU
61%

Selenium
35µg
51%

Vitamin B6
1mg
50%

Vitamin B3
8mg
41%

Zinc
4mg
32%

Phosphorus
293mg
29%

Potassium
734mg
21%

Vitamin B12
1µg
18%

Manganese
0.32mg
16%

Iron
2mg
15%

Vitamin E
2mg
14%

Vitamin B2
0.24mg
14%

Folate
50µg
13%

Magnesium
48mg
12%

Vitamin B1
0.17mg
11%

Vitamin B5
1mg
11%

Calcium
90mg
9%

Fiber
2g
9%

Copper
0.16mg
8%

covered percent of daily need

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