Friday, January 27, 2012
Spinach & Quinoa Chop Steak
1 pound lean ground beef (the leanest you can find!)
3/4 cup cooked quinoa
4 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
4 tablespoons fresh chopped spinach
Olive oil (for pan)
1 onion sliced into rings
1 cup all natural chunky applesauce (I used home made, if you use store bought just make sure there's no high fructose corn syrup.)
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
-Mix the beef, quinoa, parsley & spinach in a large bowl until combined.
-Divide into 4 equal portions and form 1" thick patties.
-Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
-Add the patties & cook for about 4 minutes on each side. (Should be brown on the outside & slightly pink in the middle.)
-Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
-Re-coat the pan with olive oil and place over medium heat.
-Add onions and sautee for about 5 minutes or until tender.
-Add the applesauce and balsamic vinegar and let simmer for another 5 minutes or until onions are tender.
-Serve steaks topped with the onion mixture!
This recipe was adapted from a recipe from the biggest loser cook book.