Gluten-Free

Sirloin & Peppery Tomato Reduction

This protein-rich dinner is only $2 per serving, but that doesn't mean it can't have rich flavor! The process of reduction intensifies the sauce's flavor, lending the sirloin a pleasing tang.

Yvonne Duivenvoorden
Servings
4
Prep Time
8 min
Cook Time
22 min
Duration
30 min

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp chile powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt, divided
  • 1 lb boneless sirloin steak, about 3/4-inch thick, trimmed of visible fat
  • 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into eighths lengthwise, then cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium yellow squash, cut into eighths lengthwise, then cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, quartered and layers separated

Sauce

  • 1/2 cup diced tomato
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil

Preparation

  1. In a small bowl, combine chile powder, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper and 1/4 tsp salt. Sprinkle evenly over both sides of steak and press lightly to adhere. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat 1 tsp oil in a large nonstick skillet on medium-high, tilting skillet to coat bottom lightly. Add zucchini, squash and onion and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until just tender-crisp, stirring frequently. Sprinkle mixture with remaining 1/4 tsp salt and place in a medium bowl; cover to keep warm.
  3. Heat 1 tsp oil in same skillet on medium-high, tilting skillet to coat bottom lightly. Cook steak for 4 minutes per side or to desired doneness.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare sauce: In a small bowl, combine all sauce ingredients, except 2 tsp oil.
  5. Remove skillet from heat and place steak on a cutting board. Return skillet to medium-high heat. Add sauce mixture to pan residue. Bring to a boil and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until reduced to 1/4 cup liquid, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, stir in 2 tsp oil and serve over steak, with squash-onion stir-fry alongside.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 3 oz steak, 1/2 c stir-fry, 1 T sauce
  • Calories 235
  • Carbohydrate Content 7 g
  • Cholesterol Content 55 mg
  • Fat Content 11 g
  • Fiber Content 2 g
  • Protein Content 22 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 2 g
  • Sodium Content 346 mg
  • Sugar Content 4 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 1 g