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Parmesan-Crusted Cubed Steaks with Zucchini Ribbons
Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 25 Min.
Cook Time: 15 Min.
What you need:
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+ 4 beef cubed steaks (about 4 oz. each)
+ 3 medium zucchini
+ 1/3 c. water
+ 2/3 c. seasoned dry bread crumbs
+ 2/3 c. grated Parmesan cheese, divided
+ 2 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. vegetable oil, divided
What to do:
1. Pull vegetable peeler lengthwise along zucchini to create thin ribbons, rotating zucchini after every 4 -6 ribbons to keep slices uniform. Set aside.
2. Pour water in shallow dish. Combine bread crumbs and 1/3 c. cheese in second shallow dish. Dip each beef steak into water, then into bread crumb mixture turning to coat both sides.
3. Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in large nonstick skillet over medium to medium-high heat until hot. Place 2 steaks in skillet; cook 5-6 min. to medium (160°F) doneness, until not pink in center and juices show no pink color, turning once. Remove steaks; keep warm. Repeat with 1 Tbsp. oil and remaining steaks, adjusting heat as necessary to avoid over browning.
4. Carefully wipe out skillet with paper towels. Heat remaining 2 tsp. oil in skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add zucchini; cook and stir 1-2 min. or until just tender. Remove from heat; season with salt and pepper, as desired. Toss with remaining 1/3 c. cheese; serve with steaks.

* Cook's Tip: For best results, use the seedless portion of the zucchini for making ribbons.

* Recipe Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff
Nutritional information:
Calories: 417;   Total Fat: 22g;   Saturated Fat: 7g;   Cholesterol: 85mg;   Total Carbs: 19g;   Fiber: 3g;   Protein: 35g;   Sodium: 626mg;