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Recipe: spicy lemon pesto flatiron steak

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Spicy lemon pesto flatiron steak serving suggestion

spicy lemon pesto flatiron steak


  • 4 beef shoulder top blade (flat iron) steaks (6 to 8 ounces each)
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt to taste
  • freshly grated lemon peel
  • 1/3 cup prepared basil pesto sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper


1. Combine Spicy Lemon Pesto ingredients in small bowl. Set aside.

2. Press garlic evenly onto beef steaks. Place steaks on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 10 to 14 minutes for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally. Season with salt, as desired.

3. Top steaks with pesto. Garnish with lemon peel, if desired.

Nutrition information per serving: 349 calories; 20 g fat (6 g saturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat); 68 mg cholesterol; 250 mg sodium; 2 g carbohydrate; 0.6 g fiber; 38 g protein; 10.2 mg niacin; 0.8 mg vitamin B6; 2.0 mcg vitamin B12; 2.4 mg iron; 41.0 mcg selenium; 6.5 mg zinc.

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, selenium and zinc, and a good source of iron.