sliced sirloin on arugula.
Alright, all you protein lovers. You know who you are.
This one’s for you…
Sliced Sirloin on Arugula
Adapted from Epicurious
What You’ll Need:
5 oz arugula ($1.72 at $1.99/7 oz. bag)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil ($.32 at $.08/tablespoon)
1 sprig rosemary (free!)
2 cloves or garlic, smashed ($.06 at $.03/clove)
1 lb sirloin ($4.99/lb)
salt and pepper
2 shallots, sliced thin ($.69 at $2.99/lb)
2 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar ($.15 at $.06/tablespoon)
2 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar ($.25 at $.10/tablespoon)
Mound arugula on a large platter.
Heat oil with garlic and rosemary in a skillet over high heat, turning garlic once or twice, until garlic is golden, about 4 minutes. Discard garlic and rosemary.
Meanwhile, cut steak crosswise into 1/4-thick slices and toss with salt and pepper. Add meat to skillet all at once and sauté over medium- high heat, tossing with tongs to color evenly, about 1 minute for medium-rare. Arrange steak over arugula using tongs, then add shallot to oil in skillet along with vinegars and salt and pepper, and boil 2 minutes. Pour dressing over steak and serve immediately.
*NOTE: Not to be deprived totally of carbs, I added to the salad a few toasted baguettes topped with goat cheese (yes, I’m a goat cheese-aholic. The first step is admitting it, right?). Simply brush sliced bread with a little olive oil, top with goat cheese and broil for a couple minutes. But watch them! Those suckers can burn on you pretty fast.
TOTAL: $8.18 or $2.05 per serving. And you’re eating steak!!
316 calories per serving
23 grams of fat
22 grams protein