To start the week off I decided to treat the guys (dad, G, and JJ) to a low carb manly feast! Depending on what cut of steak you use will determine the outcome of this meal. So keep in mind, the leaner the meat the chewier it will be and a likelier chance you will need to marinade. You can use anything you like, but keep in mind that if you are living a low carb life to keep your marinades sugar free. Aside from the one listed below, I also like using peanut oil with fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, and italian seasoning which is great with chicken.
What you’ll need:
2-2 1/2 pounds flank or flat iron steak
1/2 c peanut oil, or any vegetable oil of your choice, divided
4 tblsp Worcestershire sauce, divided
4 tsp zesty cajun seasoning (optional), divided
4 tsp grill seasoning of your choice, preferrably one without sugar or msg, divided
1 pound frozen broccoli, thawed
1 pound frozen cauliflower, thawed
1 medium onion, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
Marinade your steak for up to an hour or overnight in 1/4 cup oil, 2 tsps Worcestershire sauce, 2 tsps each of cajun seasoning and steak seasoning. Keep covered in the fridge if marinading overnight and keep covered on the counter top if marinading for an hour.
Set oven to 425*F. Line a large half size sheet pan with non-stick foil(shiny side down, dull side up). Set aside.
In a large bowl add thawed broccoli, cauliflower, sliced onion, minced garlic, 1/4 cup of remaining oil, Worcestershire sauce, and remaining seasonings. Give it a good stir to coat everything and pour out onto the foil lined sheet pan. Flatten out into a single layer and bake for 20-25 minutes.
Place a metal cooling wrack(aka metal wire rack) over the sheet pan of cooked vegetables. Carefully place the marinated steak on top. Bake for an additional 15 minutes or until an internal thermometer reads between 125*F — 140*F. Depending on how done you like your steak. Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.
Nutritional Information: 1/6th serving(according to MyFitnessPal)
Net Carbs: 6.9g
There you have it! A meal under 10g net carbs, filling, and better for you. Any seasoning can be used, change it to keep things interesting!
Both G and JJ were in food heaven. My dad being a purist prefers his steak to have that grill flavor, but for all the effort that was put into the meal he was thankful and surprised that it tasted as good as it did. There was plenty of steak between the three of them leftover to have for breakfast the next morning with their eggs, which is always a nice treat!
Since this was such a hit with them it’s going to be filed away as a keeper, with a special request that I also do steak fajitas sometime soon. The leftover vegetables are great to have on wraps with chicken or can be used in another meal! Nothing goes to waste around here.
Hope you all enjoy and have a blessed weekend!!