Sirloin Steaks with Mushroom Sauce

We don’t eat a lot of red meat these days, but when we do, we like to purchase the meat from one of the local farms in our area.  The other day, we visited one of the local farmer’s markets and found a farm selling various beef cuts.  We asked and found out that they had a few sirloin steaks available, and we immediately purchased them.  Since we didn’t know what recipe to make with the steaks, we wandered around a bit more and found another farm selling mushrooms…  So  – after buying some great-looking mushrooms, we decided to go with this recipe.  It is really simple, but tastes great!  Enjoy!

Sirloin Steaks with Mushroom Sauce

Adapted from Cooking Light, Sept 2008
Serves 4

Ingredients:
4 (4-ounce) boneless sirloin steaks, trimmed (about 1 inch thick)
3/8 teaspoon black pepper, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 (8-ounce) package sliced cremini mushrooms
1/2 cup dry red wine*
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour*

Directions:
1. Sprinkle steaks evenly with 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium. Add steaks to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from pan; keep warm.

2. Add mushrooms to pan; cook 5 minutes or until tender and beginning to brown, stirring frequently. Combine wine, 1/2 cup water, flour, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and 1/8 teaspoon salt; stir well with a whisk. Add wine mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes or until thick; stir constantly. Remove from heat.

3. Serve each steak with about 1/4 cup mushroom sauce.

Nutritional info:
Calories: 224.5
Total Fat: 8.8 g
Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.5 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 149.7 mg
Potassium: 215.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 3.4 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
Sugars: 1.1 g
Protein: 29.2 g

Nutritional info (sauce alone):
Calories 42.7
Total Fat 0.2 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 149.3 mg
Potassium 219.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 3.7 g
Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
Sugars 1.2 g
Protein 1.9 g

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