Simple grilled steaks are irresistable when served with this strawberry-wine reduction sauce. If you don't have wine on hand, feel free to substitute pomegranate or cranberry juice—the sauce will still be amazing!
Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
2 (8 to 10 ounce) boneless beef top loin steaks or boneless beef chuck top blade (flat iron) steaks, cut ¾-inch thick
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cracked pepper or freshly ground pepper
20 medium fresh strawberries
2 small shallots, thinly sliced
½ cup Cabernet wine, pomegranate juice or low-calorie cranberry juice (see Tip)
2 small sprigs fresh rosemary
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar (see Tip)
1½ cups fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
Chopped scallions (optional)
Trim fat from steaks. Cut each steak in half. Sprinkle steaks with salt and pepper. Thread the 20 strawberries onto four 10-inch skewers (see Tip), leaving ¼ inch between strawberries. Set aside.
For sauce, coat a medium nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium heat. Add shallots; cook 4 to 5 minutes or just until tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; carefully add wine to the skillet. Add rosemary sprigs. Return to medium heat. Cook, uncovered, 3 to 4 minutes or until wine is reduced by about half. Stir in vinegar and sugar. Add the quartered strawberries. Cook 3 to 4 minutes more or just until strawberries are softened, stirring occasionally. Remove rosemary sprigs from the sauce; discard sprigs. Cover sauce; keep warm.
For a charcoal or gas grill, grill steaks on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat until desired doneness. Allow 9 to 11 minutes for medium-rare (145°F) or 11 to 13 minutes for medium (160°F), turning once halfway through grilling time. When you turn the steaks, add strawberry skewers to grill rack. Grill skewers 3 to 4 minutes or until strawberries are warm, turning once.
Divide steak portions and strawberry skewers among four serving plates. Spoon sauce over steak. If desired, sprinkle with scallions.
Tips: If using pomegranate juice or cranberry juice, omit the sugar.
If using a sugar substitute, choose Splenda Granular or Sweet'N Low bulk or packets. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 2 teaspoons sugar. Nutrition per Serving with Substitute: same as below, except 230 calories, 13 g carbohydrate (8 g sugars).
If using wooden skewers, soak in enough water to cover 30 minutes; drain before using.
Serving size: 4 to 4½ ounces cooked meat, ⅓ cup sauce and 5 strawberries
225 calories;5 g fat(2 g sat); 3 g fiber; 17 g carbohydrates; 23 g protein; 43 mcg folate; 59 mg cholesterol; 10 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 243 IU vitamin A; 70 mg vitamin C; 44 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 342 mg sodium; 537 mg potassium