Healthy recipe: Smothered sirloin steak in Parmesan-peppercorn sauce

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  • By Kayla Scherf
  • Health and Wellness Center
The Health and Wellness Center dietician provides a series of seasonal recipes for each month. March's recipes are based on onions.

1/2 cup light Italian dressing, divided
1 boneless beef sirloin steak (1 pound), well trimmed
1/3 cup fat-free sour cream
4 1/2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings

How to make it:
1. Pour 1/4 cup of dressing over steak in a resalable plastic bag. Seal bag and coat steak with dressing. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to marinate.
2. Meanwhile, mix sour cream, 2 tablespoons of remaining dressing, the Parmesan cheese and pepper; cover. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
3. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of dressing in a large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add onions; and cook for 7 to 8 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently. Remove onions from skillet; set aside.
4. Remove steak from marinade; discard bag and marinade. Add steak to skillet and cook on medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until medium doneness. Remove steak from skillet and cut into thin strips. Serve topped with the sour cream sauce and onions.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Total time: 55 min.
Makes 4 servings