Look for beef cuts with a small to moderate amount of marbling (flecks of fat in the meat) but only a small amount of fat on the edge. Since meat is sold by weight, paying for excess fat is a waste of money.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine




Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cut steak in half. Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper. Coat an unheated heavy medium skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat skillet over medium-high heat. Add steaks; reduce heat to medium. Cook until desired doneness. Allow 10 to 13 minutes for medium-rare doneness (145 degrees F) to medium doneness (160 degrees F), turning once halfway through cooking time. Remove steaks from skillet and keep warm.

  • Add green onions and basil to hot skillet. Cook and stir about 2 minutes or until green onions are tender. Stir in tomato; heat through. Serve tomato mixture over steaks.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 steak with 1/2 tomato mixture
170 calories; protein 25g; carbohydrates 3g; dietary fiber 1g; fat 6g; saturated fat 2g; cholesterol 66mg; sodium 207mg.

3 1/2 lean protein, 1 fat, 1/2 vegetable