Pilot News Recipe of the Day: Steak and Veggie Appetizer on the Grill

Tasty bites of beef and vegetables quickly cook in a grill basket for a hot and hearty appetizer in 30 minutes.

Prep Time 20 min Total Time 30 min
Servings 8

Ingredients
1 package (6 oz) small fresh portabella mushrooms
1/2 lb boneless beef sirloin steak (about 3/4 inch thick), trimmed of fat and cut in 3/4-inch cubes
1 cup frozen small whole onions (from 1-lb bag), thawed
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette
1/2 cup halved grape or cherry tomatoes

Directions:
1. Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large bowl, place mushrooms, beef, onions and 1/2 cup of the vinaigrette; toss to coat. Let stand 10 minutes; drain. Place mixture in grill basket (grill “wok”).
2. Place basket on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium-high heat 7 to 9 minutes, shaking basket or stirring beef mixture twice, until vegetables are tender and beef is desired doneness. Stir in tomatoes.
3. Spoon beef mixture into serving dish. Stir in remaining 2 tablespoons vinaigrette. Serve with toothpicks.

Portabella mushrooms provide a meaty flavor, but regular button mushrooms can be substituted in this recipe.

A little chopped fresh parsley sprinkled over the top of the cooked food adds both flavor and color.

1 Serving
Calories 150 (Calories from Fat 100),
Total Fat 11g(Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0g),
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 140mg
Total Carbohydrate 5g(Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 2g),
Protein 8g.