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Braised beef steaks with zesty sauce

Recipe Information

Servings 4
Preparation Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 1 Hour
Total Time 1 Hour, 30 Minutes
Difficulty Intermediate
Main Ingredient Almonds; Steak
Category Meat; Nuts, Fats, & Oils
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Main Dish
Cuisine American
Diet Low Calorie; Low Fat; Low Carb; Low Cholesterol; Heart Healthy; High Protein; Gluten Free


  • 4 boneless eye-of-round steaks (4 ounces each), all visible fat discarded

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt-free garlic-and-herb seasoning blend

  • Vegetable oil spray 

  • 1 cup fat-free, no-salt-added beef broth 

  • 1/4 cup whole almonds 

  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds 

  • 1/4 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce or 1/3 cup fat-free sour cream 

  • 1 tablespoon prepared white horseradish 



  • Season both sides of the steaks evenly with 1 teaspoon of garlic-and-herb seasoning blend. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the steaks for 2 minutes on each side, or until browned.

  • Add the broth and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 30-40 minutes, or until tender. If needed, add water 1/4 cup at a time to keep the steaks from sticking. If desired, reserve 1/2 to 2/3 of a cup of cooking liquid to spoon over the steaks before serving.

  • Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, dry-roast the whole almonds over medium heat for 6-8 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Transfer them to the work bowl of a food processor, and let them cool for 5 minutes. In the same skillet, dry-roast the sliced almonds for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Transfer them to a small plate and set it aside.

  • Process the whole almonds for 1-2 minutes, or until finely ground. Transfer to a medium bowl. Stir in the cranberry sauce or sour cream, horseradish, and 1/2 teaspoon of the garlic-and-herb seasoning blend until well combined.

  • To serve, spoon the reserved pan liquid over each steak. Top each with about 2 tablespoons of sauce. Garnish with the almond slices.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 225 cal

  • Total fat: 9g

  • Saturated fat: 2g

  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 5g

  • Cholesterol: 47mg

  • Sodium: 65mg

  • Carbohydrates: 9g

  • Fiber: 2g

  • Sugar: 5g

  • Protein: 28g