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Steak Sandwiches

Steak sandwiches are a filling source of protein that will keep your energy levels high and are easy to make. This is a great recipe to adjust to your individual tastes. Add the vegetables that you love most, they are sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Makes: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsps red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 lb flank steak, trimmed
  • 1 Vidalia Onion, sliced to 1/2 inch
  • 4 Rolls, split
  • 2 Large Tomatoes, sliced to 1/4 inch
  • Creamy Horseradish to taste

Instructions

To Prepare steak combine first four ingredients in gallon plastic zip-top bag, mix thoroughly. Score surface of steak to absorb marinade, place steak in the bag and refridgerate for 1-2 hours.

Prepare grill to medium-high heat. Place onion slices over direct heat for four minutes on each side. Place steak over indirect heat for 4-8 minutes per side according to preferences, let rest in foil for 5 minutes before slicing. Toast roll on grill rack cut side down for 2 minutes. Cut steak diagonally accross the grain into 1/4-1/2 inch thick slices. Spread 1 tbsp of creamy horseradish (or mayonnaise) on bottom half of each roll. Divide steak, tomato and onion evenly among rolls. Serves 4.

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Toms Winter Stew

Got a chill that won’t go away? Award-winning chef and friends of the McLarens, Tom Butcher, shares his delicious Winter Stew recipe to warm your insides.

Makes: 10
Prep Time: 30 minutes + overnight marinating
Cook Time: 1 1/2 hours

Ingredients

1 lb Beef Stew Meat (trimmed of fat)
1 lb Pork Shoulder (trimmed of fat)
1 lb Veal Stew Meat (trimmed of fat)
6 peeled & quartered carrots
4 ribs chopped celery
6 peeled & quartered potatoes
2 bunches chopped green onions
3/4 lb sliced mushrooms
1 3oz package sun-dried tomatoes
1 tsp dried sweet basil
3 bay leaves
2 tsp cajun meat seasoning
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 crushed garlic cloves
1 tsp dill weed
4 cups dry red wine
4 tsp olive oil

Instructions

Place beef, pork, potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, mushrooms, tomatoes, basil, bay leaves, Cajun seasoning, garlic, dill salt & Red Wine in a large glass or ceramic casserole dish.  Cover place in refrigerator to marinate for at least 24 hours (the longer the dish marinates, the more flavorful it becomes).  With a slotted spoon, remove meat from the bowl. Reserve other ingredients and wine marinate.  Heat large heavy pot ; add the olive oil. Brown the meats in small batches over high heat.  Add reserved ingredients. Bring to a boil, and then lower the heat to a simmer.  Cook for 1 1/2 hours, covered, until the meats are tender. Season with Cajun hot sauce to taste. Serve in heated bowls with French bread.

Wine Suggestion: Dry Full Body Red Wine

Credits:
Tom Butcher, award-winning experienced chef featured in the St. Louis Post gourmet section.

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Basic Lean Burger

The perfect basic burger recipe.

Nutrition information per average serving:

Calories 272,  Fat 8 g (saturated fat 3 g, monosaturated fat 3 g), Cholesterol 65 mg;  Sodium  439 mg; Carbohydrate 24 g; Fiber 3.6 g.

Makes: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 - 11 minutes

Ingredients

1# Lean ground beef
¼ cup soft bread crumbs
1 egg white
¼ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
4 whole wheat hamburger buns split

Instructions

Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg white, salt and pepper in a bowl, mix lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into 4 ½ inch thick patties.

Place patties on grill over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill uncovered 10-11 minutes turning occasionally.

On buns, line bottom with lettuce leaf and tomato, top with burger and close sandwiches.

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Burger Yogurt Sauce

Try this with whole wheat pita bread halves, sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, shredded lettuce and chopped red onions if desired.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes

Ingredients

½ cup finely chopped seeded cucumber
½ cup plain yogurt
1 tspn minced garlic
1 tspn chopped fresh parsley
1 tspn chopped fresh mint
Salt/Pepper

Instructions

Combine ingredients in small bowl, refrigerate until ready to use. Serve over basic burgers for an added kick!

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