Menu Planner: Round steak with Parmesan asparagus
GRILLED TOP ROUND STEAK WITH PARMESAN ASPARAGUS
Preparation time: 15 minutes Marinating time: 6 hours to overnight Cooking time: 6 to 11 minutes
For the marinade
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh thyme
2 tablespoons any steak seasoning blend 2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
For the steak and asparagus
1 pound beef top round steak 1 pound trimmed asparagus 1 teaspoon olive oil 3 tablespoons shaved Parmesan Coarse salt to taste
Combine marinade ingredients ina medium bowl. Place beef and marinade in a resealable plastic bag. Marinate 6 hours to overnight; turn occasionally. Remove steak and discard marinade. Toss asparagus with oil. Place steak in center of grill over medium heat; arrange asparagus around steak. Grill steak, covered, 10 to 11 minutes. Grill asparagus 6 to 10 minutes. After removing, immediately sprinkle cheese over hot asparagus. Carve steak into thin slices. Season with salt, as desired.
Note: To make asparagus spears easier to turn on the grill, thread them ladder-style onto two 12-inch metal skewers. Insert a skewer about 1 inch from each end of each spear, leaving a small space between spears. Use tongs to turn entire asparagus “ladder” for even cooking.
Per serving: 173 calories, 26 grams protein, 5 grams fat (28% calories from fat), 1.9 grams saturated fat, 4 grams carbohydrate, 60 milligrams cholesterol, 92 milligrams sodium, 2 grams fiber.
Carb choices: 0.5.
Grilled top round steak with Parmesan asparagus.