3 Healthy Beef Recipes Under 300 Calories


3 Healthy Beef Recipes Under 300 Calories

You’ve heard the claims that red meat can poorly impact your health, but did you know that certain types of beef can actually promote good health? The key is in the type of beef, and how it is prepared. Don’t give up on your red meat cravings for concern over good health, and instead, try options like wagyu steak that taste utterly delicious and can positively impact your health.

Check out these three easy and healthy beef recipes, all under 300 calories.

  1. Scrumptious Steaks with Pepper Sauce

You don’t have to go to a steakhouse for a delicious and tender piece of meat, and you also don’t have to eat all of your calories in just one sitting with this easy recipe. All you’ll need is a tender cut of steak without the bone; popular choices include a New York strip or top round filet. The ideal thickness of your meat should be somewhere between 1 inch and 1 ½ inches. For the sauce, piquillo peppers will add a bit of sweetness to the savory dish, but these can be substituted with pimientos if needed.

Serving Size: 3 ounces of steak and 2 tablespoons of sauce

Calories per Serving: 239

Needed Ingredients:

2 Steaks

Olive Oil

Paprika – 1 tsp

Brown Sugar – ½ tsp

Salt – ½ tsp

Fresh Pepper – ½ tsp

1 Shallot, sliced thin

Garlic

Chopped Capers – 1 ½ tsp

Chopped Oregano – 1 tsp

Peppers – ½ cup

Dijon mustard – ½ tsp

Worcestershire sauce – ½ tsp

Season the steaks with 1 tsp olive oil. Add a mixture of the brown sugar, paprika, salt, and pepper to cover the steaks. Let rest at room temperature for 40 minutes.

For the sauce, heat 2 tbsp. of olive oil over medium heat. Add the shallots, capers, and garlic, stirring for about two minutes. Add the oregano, peppers, Worcestershire sauce, and Dijon mustard until blended. Cover and let simmer for 20 minutes.

To cook the states, heat a pan (preferably cast iron) and sear both steaks for 3 minutes per side. Continue cooking and turning the meat until you’ve reached the desired temperature. Coat in sauce and serve.

 

  1. Miso Steak

For a Japanese take on steak dishes, marinating your meat in miso can be a delicious and simple way to prepare a meal. Thinner steaks and flank steaks are great to soften up and come alive with this easy marinade.

Serving Size: 3 ½ oz. steak

Calories per Serving: 239

 

Needed Ingredients:

Steak

Sake – 1/3 cup

Mirin – ¼ cup (note: this can be replaced by sherry or a sweet white wine)

Soy sauce – 1 tbsp

Minced ginger – 1 tsp

Sugar – 1 tsp

White miso – 2 tbsp

Peanut oil – 1 tbsp

 

Bring sake, mirin, ginger, soy sauce, and sugar to a boil. Once boiling, remove and slowly whisk in the miso until it dissolves. Once the mixture cools, marinate the steak in it for at least two hours.

 

Before cooking, remove the meat from the marinade about 40 minutes before. Preheat a grill or broiler, and cook about 3 to 6 minutes for each side, depending on desired temperature. Let the meat rest before serving.

 

  1. Steak Salad

Adding your beef to a salad is a great way to keep your portions contained. This easy to make salad enhances your greens and veggies with some deliciously tender meat. Replace any of the ingredients with your favorites and this can be a healthy meal that can be made in a snap.

 

Serving Size: 1 2/3 cups

Calories per Serving: 255

 

Needed Ingredients:

Steaks

Chopped thyme – 1 tsp

Salt – ¼ tsp

Fresh pepper

2 Lemons

Chopped chives – 1 tbsp

Olive oil – 1 tbsp

Dijon mustard – ½ tsp

Baby arugula or spinach – 4 cups

Fresh parmigiano cheese – ¼ cup

Rub the thyme, salt, and pepper into steaks and cook over medium-high heat for 4 minutes per side. Remove steaks and set aside. Add halved lemon to pan and cook for 3 minutes. Mix pepper, chives, olive oil, and mustard until combined. Toss over arugula or greens. Add steak and lemon to arugula, and then top with cheese.

 


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