• 35 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings
  • Entrée

Steak with Ginger Plum Barbecue Sauce

After a soak in a tenderizing marinade of plum sauce, ginger and lemon juice, Top Round Steak is grilled and served with stir-fried veggies and rice.

Ingredients

  • 1 beef Top Round Steak, cut 3/4 inch thick (about 1 pound)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cups thinly sliced carrots
  • 3 cups fresh pea pods, strings removed
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 3 cups hot cooked jasmine rice, prepared without butter or salt
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
Marinade:
  • 1/2 cup prepared plum sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine marinade ingredients in small bowl. Place beef steak and 1/2 cup marinade in food-safe plastic bag; turn steak to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 6 hours or as long as overnight, turning occasionally. Cover and reserve remaining marinade in refrigerator.

  2. Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade. Place steak on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 10 to 11 minutes (over medium heat on prepared gas grill, times remain the same) for medium rare (145°F) doneness, turning occasionally and basting with some of the reserved marinade during last 2 to 3 minutes of grilling. (Do not overcook) Remove; keep warm.

  3. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add carrots; stir-fry 5 minutes. Add pea pods and garlic; stir-fry 2 minutes.

  4. Carve steak into thin slices. Season with salt and black pepper, as desired. Place remaining marinade in small saucepan; heat until warm. Serve with steak, vegetables and rice. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.

    Recipe and photo as seen in The Healthy Beef Cookbook, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Nutrition Information

496 Calories; 9g Total Fat; 2g Saturated Fat; 4g Monounsaturated Fat; 61mg Cholesterol; 531mg Sodium; 66g Total carbohydrate; 36g Protein; 6.9mg Iron; 8.4mg Niacin; 0.8mg Vitamin B6; 1.5mcg Vitamin B12; 6.1mg Zinc; 43mcg Selenium; 6.2g Fiber.