Artichoke-Lemon Steak with Vegetables
Hanger Steak with Artichoke-Lemon Sauce, Garlic Peppers and Fava Beans and Moroccan Ratatouille
A premium Aspen Ridge Natural Beef hanger steak also known as a bistro steak is a cut of beef steak prized for its flavor. Ours is 6 oz, seared to perfection and served with a zesty artichoke-lemon butter sauce. Accompanied by a fava bean and roasted bell pepper salad and our Moroccan Ratatouille.
Hanger Steak – A delicious lean cut of meat that similar to a tenderloin and full of flavor and grilled to perfection. Sometimes called the “butchers cut” because this secret cut of meat was the cut that butchers would keep for their families. Beef has the reputation of being a less-than-healthy food. However, red meat is not only rich in vitamins and minerals but contains special fats that possess potential anti-carcinogenic properties. The key is moderation and portion control and choosing low-fat options like our hanger steak. With lean beef, you get the nutritional benefits while avoiding much of the saturated fat known to increase the risk for heart disease.
Beef is a relatively low-calorie food when compared to the number of nutrients it contains. Beef is extremely nutrient-dense, especially when compared to white meat. While a 3-ounce serving of beef makes up less than 10% of the recommended of daily calories, based on a 2,000-calorie diet, it supplies over 10% of the daily value for nine essential nutrients. With particularly high concentrations of protein, zinc, phosphorus, iron and B-complex vitamins, beef can help build strong muscles, teeth and bones while helping supply energy and oxygen to cells.
A 2002 U.S. Department of Agriculture report showed that it would take more than 11 servings of tuna to provide the amount of zinc in one serving of beef, seven skinless chicken breasts to provide the vitamin B-12 in one serving of beef, 3 cups of raw spinach to provide the iron in one serving of beef and almost 3 chicken breasts to provide the riboflavin in a single serving of beef. According to a 2004 paper published in the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,” beef also contains conjugated linoleic acid, a fatty acid found to possess anti-carcinogenic properties.
Artichoke-Lemon Sauce – A healthy zesty artichoke-lemon butter sauce. Artichokes are a superfood in every sense of the word. The phytonutrients in artichokes provide potent antioxidant benefits and a 2006 study conducted by the US Department of Agriculture and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that artichokes provide greater antioxidant benefits per serving than many other foods traditionally considered to be antioxidant-rich such as dark chocolate, blueberries, and red wine. They also lower cholesterol, improve liver function and prevent cancer and protect against free radicals.
Fava Beans – Fava Beans, Roasted Bells Peppers, Olive Oil, Garlic, Sea Salt. Simple, healthy and delicious! Fava Beans are the king of all beans; their flavor is smoother, sweeter and richer than all other beans. Fava beans are dense with nutrition. They contain a high concentration of thiamin, vitamin K, vitamin B-6, potassium, copper, selenium, zinc and magnesium and also an excellent source of lean protein. A serving of cooked or fresh fava beans can significantly increase your intake of folate, iron, manganese and dietary fiber and will help support the function of the nervous system and aid in the synthesis of DNA, RNA and red blood cells. Also supporting the immune and endocrine systems and is required for the production of superoxide dismutase, an enzyme that is also a powerful antioxidant. Moroccan ratatouille – what distinguishes our ratatouille from the traditional French ratatouille is dates and apricots join yellow squash and red bell peppers. Yellow squash is high in manganese, a mineral which helps the body process fats, carbohydrates, and glucose.
One order provides approximately 1 serving, 14 oz.
Hanger Steak: Beef, Olive Oil, Salt, Black Pepper
Artichoke-Lemon Sauce: Milk (Grade A Reduced Fat Milk, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D3), Artichoke (Artichoke, Water, Salt, Citric Acid), Enriched Unbleached Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Butter (Cream), Lemon Juice, Garlic, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Oregano. Peppers and
Fava Beans: Fava Beans, Roasted Bells Peppers (Red and Yellow Bell Peppers, Olive Oil), Garlic, Olive Oil, Seasoning, Sea Salt
Moroccan Ratatouille: Yellow Squash, Red Bell Peppers, Water, Eggplant, Onion, Dates, Apricot, Tomato Paste (Vine Ripened Fresh Tomatoes and Naturally Derived Citric Acid), Garlic, Enriched Unbleached Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Olive Oil, Parsley, Chives, Apple Cider Vinegar, Seasoning, Salt.
Heating Directions From Frozen:
Stove Top: (Preferred Method) Bring water to a boil. Immerse pouch(es) in water, reduce heat to simmer and heat for 20 minutes. Side dishes and sauces (if included) require only 4 to 4½ minutes in the same pot.
Microwave: (Alternative Method) Pierce hole in plastic film for venting. Place pouches on a microwave safe dish and heat on high for 4 to 4½ minutes, or until heated through Let product stand for 1 – 2 minutes before enjoying.
Oven: (Not Recommended)
In the event your meal is not fully reheated after removal from the pouches, you may continue reheating in a microwave on a microwave safe dish until done – which should be no more than another minute or two. An internal temperature of 158° F must be reached. Appliances vary, adjust accordingly.
For items without sauces or gravy, cut a hole in corner of pouch and drain excess liquid before plating.
Appliances vary, adjust accordingly. Caution: contents will be very hot.
Contains: Artichoke-Lemon Sauce: Milk, Wheat.
Moroccan Ratatouille: Wheat.