Skinny Sizzling Flank Steak with Citrus Salsa

 Skinny Sizzling Flank Steak with Citrus Salsa
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 266.4
  • Total Fat: 9.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 89.8 mg
  • Sodium: 312.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 32.5 g

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Introduction

Are you craving a tasty steak? Good news then, you can say ‘yes’ to red meat, occasionally, when it’s a lean cut like flank steak. We’re spicing things up a bit with this Brazilian inspired recipe. In Brazil, they have restaurants called churrascarias, where they serve barbecued meats called churrasco. They’re typically served with a salsa-like sauce as an accompaniment. We’re doing just that by creating a spicy dry rub for the meat and topping with a colorful citrus salsa of orange segments, tomatoes and onions. Are you craving a tasty steak? Good news then, you can say ‘yes’ to red meat, occasionally, when it’s a lean cut like flank steak. We’re spicing things up a bit with this Brazilian inspired recipe. In Brazil, they have restaurants called churrascarias, where they serve barbecued meats called churrasco. They’re typically served with a salsa-like sauce as an accompaniment. We’re doing just that by creating a spicy dry rub for the meat and topping with a colorful citrus salsa of orange segments, tomatoes and onions.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1.50 tsp Chili powder
    1 tsp Garlic powder
    1 tsp Oregano, ground
    2.50 tbsp Cider Vinegar
    1 cup, sections Oranges
    0.33 cup, chopped Onions, raw
    2 tbsp Cilantro, raw
    6 tsp Lea & Perrins, Worcestershire Sauce
    3 oz Tomato, grape (3oz = appro 12 tomatoes)
    0.50 tsp salt
    16 oz flank steak w/sat fat- 1 lb

Tips


Food Facts
Churrascaria is distinctly a South America style rotisserie. The origin comes from the fireside roasts of the gauchos of southern Brazil, centuries ago.


Prep Tip
The reason flank steak is usually served in thin slices is because it tends to be a tough cut and slicing into to thin pieces helps tenderize it.


Broiling Tip
Instead of grilling, position oven rack 6 inches from heat source and preheat broiler. Place steak on a pan lined with foil. Drizzle 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce over top of steak and broil for 5 minutes. Turn over, drizzle 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce on top and cook for about 5 minutes for medium-rare. Cook longer for more well done, if desired.


Weight Watchers SmartPoints
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 6

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving
266 calories, 10g fat, 4g sat. fat, 90mg chol, 33g prot, 12g carbs, 2g fiber, 313mg sod, 7g sugar


Directions

1. Preheat grill to medium-high. Brush grill grate with olive oil or coat with olive oil spray.

2. In a medium bowl add all the salsa ingredients and mix to blend. Set aside.

3. In a small bowl, mix together the chili powder, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir in vinegar to create a paste. Rub paste over both sides of steak.

4. Place steak on grill. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, if desired and grill covered for about 4-5 minutes. Turn over, drizzle 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, if desired over the top, cover and continue to cook for 4 -5 minutes for medium-rare.

5. Remove steak from grill, tent with foil, and let rest for 5 minutes.

6. Slice steak against the grain into thin slices. Divide among 4 plates ad top with salsa.



Serving Size: makes 4 servings

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