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Tuscan Steak and Beans

This was a really solid recipe. The combination of beans, tomatoes, onions and rosemary in worked incredibly well together. The vinegar brought it all together and made it melt a little bit. I can see using this method with things like chicken or pork, too. I loved how the tomatoes cooked until they burst open a little bit. Dino doesn’t usually care for rosemary too much, but he really enjoyed this one.


Tuscan Steak and Beans
Good Housekeeping Rush Hour Dinners

Total Time 20 minutes
Makes 4 main-dish servings

1 teaspoon olive oil
2 boneless beef top loin (strip) or rib-eye steaks, 3/4 inch thick (about 10 ounces each)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1 medium onion, sliced
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes
1 can (15 to 19 ounces) white kidney beans (cannellini), rinsed and drained
fresh rosemary leaves

1. In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until very hot but not smoking. Sprinkle steaks with salt and pepper. Add steaks to skillet and cook 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, for medium-rare or until desired doneness. Transfer steaks to cutting board; keep warm.

2. Reduce heat to medium. Add onion to drippings in skillet and cook, stirring, until browned and tender, about 5 minutes. Add vinegar, chopped rosemary, and 2 tablespoons water, stirring until browned bits are loosened from bottom of skillet. Stir in tomatoes and beans; cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 2 minutes.

3. Thinly slice steaks and serve with tomato-and-bean mixture. Garnish with rosemary leaves.

Each serving: About 495 calories, 35 g protein, 29 g carbohydrate, 25 g total fat (10 g saturated), 7 g fiber, 76 mg cholesterol, 540 mg sodium.

MacGourmet Rating: 4 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

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