Monday, August 12, 2013

Where's the beef? It's right here!

This month, Allrecipes teamed up with Beef. It's What's For Dinner and I learned so many things that I didn't know about beef!  Here are some interesting facts about beef that I learned from their website, that I thought I would share with you:
  • Most people know that eating foods that are high in protein keep you feeling full longer, but I didn't know that a 3-oz. serving of lean beef provides 25 grams of protein!  Now that's a bang for your buck!
  • Studies have shown that people who were following a heart-healthy diet plan and ate lean beef on a daily basis reduced their LDL cholesterol (the bad kind) by 10%.  You can have your beef, and eat it too!
  • There are more than 29 cuts of lean beef with a total fat content that falls between a skinless chicken breast and skinless chicken thigh when comparing cooked 3-oz. servings.   I was totally surprised by this, and happy to see that some of my favorite cuts were on this list, such as Tenderloin steak, T-Bone steak, Flank steak and 95% lean ground beef.

Now, onto the delicious recipe that my husband and I made last night for our family's Sunday night dinner.

Maple-Balsamic Marinated Steak
With Grilled Pear Salad 

I was in charge of doing all of the prep work.  We had some green onions that we wanted to throw on the grill while it was hot, so those are in the picture too (but not part of the recipe).

 My husband, the grill master (I am terrible with grilling, so I leave that to him).

 I knew I was going to like this recipe right away, when it included grilled fruit (pears in this case).

And the end result . . . which I would say was restaurant quality, at home, for a LOT less!  Even our kids enjoyed it.

Click on the link below for the complete recipe from Beef. It's What's for Dinner on

 Buon Appetito!


  1. Thanks Kim for the great information on Beef! Who knew 3oz of beef packed that much protein! Loved the pairing of the grilled pears and scallions!

    1. CookinSeattle - thanks for checking our my blog. I was pleasantly surprised by many of the facts about beef. The recipe was a "do again" for sure!

  2. Looks delicious Kim! I shared the link to this post on My Kitchen Adventures FB page!

    1. Thanks for checking out my blog, Renee and for sharing the link!

  3. Looks amazing Kim! The meat looks cooked perfectly to me and the salad flavors really sound delicious.

    1. Thank you Shelby! This is one that we will be making again and again. Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog.