Mediterranean Steak with Roasted Vegetables
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 served with a Mediterranean Tapenade. Its name comes from the Provençal word for capers, tapenas. Popular food in the south of France it lends a bright, vibrant flavor. Accompanied by honey roasted carrots and spicy chili broccoli.
Hanger Steak – A delicious lean cut of meat that similar to a tenderloin and full of flavor and grilled to perfection. Sometimes called the “butcher’s 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 percent your recommended of daily calories, based on a 2,000-calorie diet, it supplies over 10 percent 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.
The Beef.org website notes a 2002 U.S. Department of Agriculture report showing 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.
Mediterranean Tapenade – Its name comes from the Provençal word for capers, tapenas. A popular food in the south of France it lends a bright, vibrant flavor. Capers, pickled flower buds, are an all-natural and delicious way to bring flavor to a meal without adding many calories and are an excellent source of fiber and vitamin K. Olives are very high in vitamin E and other powerful antioxidants. Studies show that they are good for the heart, and may protect against osteoporosis and cancer. Monounsaturated fats, the kind found in olives, seems to encourage weight loss. Olive oil consumption has been shown to breakdown fats inside fat cells, get rid of belly fat and reduce insulin insensitivity. People who have the highest olive consumption eat fewer calories overall and are rarely overweight. Blood tests show they have higher levels of serotonin, a so-called satiety hormone that makes us feel full.
Honey Roasted Carrots – Carrots are tossed with olive oil and honey in this simple, all natural, and delicious side dish. Apart from being a natural sweetener, our honey comes from bees that primarily collect nectar from clovers. Clover honey has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. Because of honey’s high sugar content, it may seem counterintuitive for diabetics to eat it. However, studies have shown that honey has a beneficial effect on blood sugar levels in diabetics. A 2014 review article published in the “Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders” reported that several studies have found that honey, when used in conjunction with anti-diabetic drugs, actually improves glycemic control. Suggesting that honey does not affect the body the same way that traditional table sugar does.
Spicy Chili Broccoli – Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Garlic, Chili Flakes, Sea Salt – simple all natural and delicious. Broccoli comes with many health benefits, it is rich in essential vitamins and minerals in addition to fiber and contains sulforophane, a sulfur-containing compound that is thought to have anti-cancer properties. One cup of broccoli contains as much vitamin C as an orange.
One order provides approximately 1 serving, 14 oz.
Hanger Steak: Beef, Olive Oil, Salt, Black Pepper.
Mediterranean Tapenade: Tapenade (Tomato, Manzanilla stuffed Olives (Manzanilla Olives, Water, Salt, Citric Acid, Minced Pimiento, Sodium Alginate, Guar Gum, Calcium Chloride), Tomato, Olive Oil), Capers (Capers, Water, Vinegar, Salt), Onion, Garlic, Seasoning.
Honey Roasted Carrots: Carrots, Honey, Olive Oil, Parsley, Seasoning, Black Pepper.
Broccoli: Broccoli, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Garlic, Chili Flakes, Sea Salt.
Heating Directions From Frozen:
Stove Top: (Preferred Method) Bring a pot of water to a boil. Immerse steak pouch into gently boiling water for about 15 minutes. Add side dish pouches and boil for an additional 4 to 5 minutes. In the event the food is not fully reheated after removal from pouch, continue reheating in microwave on a microwave safe dish.
Microwave: Pierce a small hole in each pouch for venting. Place steak pouch on a microwave safe dish and heat on high for 1 minute. Add side dish pouches and heat all pouches for an additional 1.5 minutes. In the event your meal is not fully reheated after removal from pouch, 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.
Oven: (Not Recommended)
Mediterranean Tapenade: Defrost under warm running water for about 5 minutes. Stir to recombine and enjoy.
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.