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.
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.