Delicious Decisions: Smothered Steak with Sangría Sauce

  • Serves: 4


Different and easy, this dish is great for company. Serve it over brown rice or whole-grain pasta so you can enjoy all the sauce.


Sangría Sauce
1     cup sangría (white preferred)
1     medium tomato, chopped
1     small green bell pepper, chopped
1/4  cup golden raisins
1/4  cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped
1     large dried bay leaf
1     teaspoon dried basil, crumbled
1/2  teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled
1/4  teaspoon pepper, or to taste

Cooking spray
4 thin boneless sirloin steaks (about 4 ounces each), all visible fat discarded

Cooking Instructions

In a medium bowl, stir together the sauce ingredients.

Lightly spray a large skillet with cooking spray. Cook the steaks over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

Pour the sauce into the skillet. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the steaks are tender. Discard the bay leaf.

Use cube steaks instead of sirloin steaks and reduce the simmering time to 20 to 25 minutes.

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Nutritional Analysis
Per serving
Calories Per Serving
Total Fat
4.5 g
Saturated Fat
2.0 g
Trans Fat
0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat
2.0 g
56 mg
56 mg
21 g
2 g
16 g
25 g

Dietary Exchanges

1 fruit, ½ other carbohydrate, 3 lean meat

This recipe is reprinted with permission from The New American Heart Association Cookbook, Eighth Edition, Copyright © 2010 by the American Heart Association. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc. Available from booksellers everywhere.