Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Recipe of the Week - Champion Nutrition USA - Black & Bleu Steak

Here's a One-Two Punch of flavor and protein that's sure to be a knockout! I forgot to take a picture the night I made this, but managed to hide some of the leftovers and snapped a pic this morning :-) My hubby, who can't stand onions, never even noticed the caramelized onions ;-) Score one for the sneaky cook! Woot! The trick on this one is to grill your meat (I used my Foreman Grill) until not quite done - for us, that's rare, then transfer to the broiler to finish it off. Super tender and absolutely bursting with flavor!

There's a bonus protein powder ice-cream recipe below, too!


top-sirloin.jpgChelle's Black & Bleu Steaks
(serves 2 - increase portion size according to your protein needs)

2 4oz steaks (lean)
4 Tbsp bleu cheese crumbles
1 bottle Guinness Draught
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup red onion, sliced
1 tsp olive oil
2 Tbsp dehydrated onion
Guiness_DraughtInBottle_Drink.jpg 1/2 tsp Mrs Dash Garlic & Herb



Marinade: Place steaks in a container. Pour 3/4 bottle of Guinness over them and sprinkle with the dehydrated onion & Mrs Dash. Marinate for 2 hours.

Caramelized topping: Heat skillet. Add olive oil and minced garlic & sliced onion. Stirring often, cook until garlic begins to brown and onion caramelize. Add remaining 1/4 bottle Guinness and cook, stirring briskly until liquid is almost all cooked off. Reserve.
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Grill steaks until just before desired doneness. Remove to broiler pan, divide Caramelized topping between the steaks, then top each with 2 Tbsp Bleu Cheese Crumbles.
Broil until cheese is bubbly and golden.

Serve with steamed vegetables and/or a crisp salad.

Nutrition: 44/19/37
316 calories, 30g protein, 12g carbs, 11g fat (5g saturated).


Protein Powder Ice-Cream Cookies & Cream

Ready for a sweet ending to the day? Try this! Top with your favorite sugar-free chocolate topping if you like.

1.5 scoop Champion Nutrition Pure Whey, Cookies & Cream flavor
1/4 cup plain Greek Yogurt (optional)
3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Blend ingredients until smooth, then add to ice-cream maker or use the ziploc method in my other Ice Cream Recipes. http://blog.recipeforfitness.com/2011/12/protein-powder-ice-cream-recipes-part.html

1 comment:

  1. I'm drooling like Homer Simpson over here!!
    Guiness, Steak & Bleu Cheese?!! Sounds & looks like pure orgasm in the mouth
    Then, the ice cream?! Woman, you are killing me!!
    I see a menu coming up for next week with this on it.

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