T-Bones with Sweet and Savory Steak Sauce
Total Recipe Time: 45 to 50 minutes
Makes 4 servings
2 beef T-Bone steaks, cut 1 inch thick (about 16 ounces each)
1/2 pound small carrots with tops, trimmed
2 tablespoons water
2 medium zucchini and/or yellow squash, cut in 1/2-inch slices
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 teaspoons coarse grind black pepper
Sweet & Savory Steak Sauce:
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1/3 cup chopped pitted dates
1/4 cup chopped onion
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon molasses
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
Combine Sauce ingredients in small saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes to blend flavors, stirring occasionally. Place sauce in blender or food processor container. Cover; pulse on and off for slightly chunky texture. (For a thinner sauce, stir in additional 1 to 2 teaspoons water.) Return sauce to saucepan; keep warm until ready to serve.
Place carrots and 2 tablespoons water in large nonstick skillet. Cover; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until water has evaporated; add squash. Drizzle with oil; toss to coat evenly. Continue to cook, uncovered, 6 to 8 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender and beginning to brown, stirring occasionally. Season with salt, as desired.
Meanwhile, press pepper evenly onto beef steaks. Place steaks on grid over medium, ash-covered coals.
Grill steaks, covered, 11 to 16 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 15 to 19 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally.
Remove bones; carve steaks crosswise into slices. Season steaks with salt, as desired. Serve with sauce and vegetables.
Nutrition information per serving:
354 calories; 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat; 6 g monounsaturated fat); 61 mg cholesterol; 792 mg sodium; 30 g carbohydrate; 4.9 g fiber; 32 g protein; 6.7 mg niacin; 0.8 mg vitamin B6; 2.4 mcg vitamin B12; 5.8 mg iron; 12.3 mcg selenium; 6.0 mg zinc; 22.0 mg choline.