Spicy Flank Steak with Onion Tomatillo Sauce

Servings 4 servings


  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 4 cloves garlic divided, 3 pressed
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 1 cup red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 pound flank steak trimmed and cut diagonally into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup low sodium beef broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 tomatillos husked, washed, and scored
  • 1 jalapeno halved and seeded
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped


  • In a large zipper-topped plastic bag, combine chipotle chili powder, the pressed garlic, and the next 4 ingredients (salt through bell pepper); add beef strips, seal bag and shake well.
  • Heat the olive oil in a deep skillet over medium heat; add steak strips and veggie mixture; cook for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring often, till beef strips are browned.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the next 5 ingredients (broth through cilantro) and the remaining garlic; bring to a boil, cook for 5 minutes then carefully transfer mixture to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth; pour sauce over steak/veggie mixture in the skillet.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes or until beef strips have reached desired level of doneness. Serve immediately.


LC SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve over Cauli-Rice (see Day 2 directions); add a big green salad on the side. SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve over brown rice instead of Cauli-Rice. Add buttered corn on the cob. KOSHER: Use kosher beef steak GLUTEN FREE: Make sure chipotle chili powder and broth are gluten free. NUTRITION: per serving: 261 Calories; 13g Fat; 26g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 57mg Cholesterol; 568mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 Vegetable; 1 Fat. Points: 7
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