Braised Chuck Steak with Savory Lentils

Total Recipe Time: 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours

Makes 4 to 6 servings


Cooking Process

  1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place beef steaks in skillet; brown evenly. Pour off drippings; season with salt and pepper, as desired.
  2. Add water, onion and bay leaves to skillet; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1-1/4 hours. Add lentils, carrots and cumin to skillet; return to a boil. Continue simmering, covered, 30 to 45 minutes or until lentils and beef are fork-tender. Discard bay leaves.
  3. Carve steaks into thin slices. Serve with lentils. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.

Nutrition information per serving (1/4 of recipe): 482 calories; 16 g fat (7 g saturated fat; 7 g monounsaturated fat); 106 mg cholesterol; 119 mg sodium; 37 g carbohydrate; 7.6 g fiber; 47 g protein; 5.2 mg niacin; 0.6 mg vitamin B6; 7.5 mcg vitamin B12; 8.2 mg iron; 48.4 mcg selenium; 11.7 mg zinc.

Recipe courtesy The Beef Checkoff