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Cube Steak with Mushroom-Sherry Sauce

March/April 2010

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Cube steak is a tougher cut of meat pounded to make it tender. We like it because it cooks quickly and is inexpensive—perfect for a weeknight dinner. Look for presliced mushrooms to save even more time on prep. Serve with: Mashed potatoes and grilled broccoli rabe.



READER'S COMMENT:
"This dish was quite nice - I used chicken breasts as well, and used baby bellas. I added more mushrooms than the recipe called for and served with roasted cauliflower. Very flavorful for such a healthy recipe. "
Cube Steak with Mushroom-Sherry Sauce

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 4 4-ounce cube steaks
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 1 large shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried
  • 1/2 cup dry sherry (see Note)
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream

Preparation

  1. Sprinkle steaks with 1/2 teaspoon pepper and salt. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add steaks and cook, turning once, until browned and cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes per side for medium. (If necessary, cook in two batches.) Transfer the steaks to a plate and cover to keep warm.
  2. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan. Add mushrooms, shallot and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper; cook, stirring, until the mushrooms are golden brown and release their liquid, 4 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle with flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add thyme, sherry and broth; bring to a boil and cook, stirring, until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream. Return the steaks (and any accumulated juice) to the pan and turn to coat with the sauce. Serve the steaks with the sauce.

Tips & Notes

  • Ingredient Note: Sherry is a type of fortified wine originally from southern Spain. Don’t use the “cooking sherry” sold in many supermarkets—it can be surprisingly high in sodium. Instead, get dry sherry that’s sold with other fortified wines at your wine or liquor store.

Nutrition

Per serving: 268 calories; 12 g fat (3 g sat, 7 g mono); 56 mg cholesterol; 6 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 29 g protein; 1 g fiber; 428 mg sodium; 684 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Zinc (37% daily value), Iron (16% dv)

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1/2 vegetable, 4 lean meat, 2 fat


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