Diet Coke tenderizes meat for a light saladThe acid in Diet Coke helps tenderize the meat in this steak salad. This filling salad has just 253 calories.
By: The Associated Press, The Jamestown Sun
The acid in Diet Coke helps tenderize the meat in this steak salad. This filling salad has just 253 calories.
FAJITA STEAK SALAD
Start to finish: 45 minutes (15 minutes active)
3 ounces raw boneless lean top sirloin, thinly sliced
4 ounces Diet Coke
1/2 small yellow onion, sliced
1/2 medium yellow bell pepper, sliced
1/2 medium red bell pepper, sliced
3 cup chopped romaine lettuce
4 baked tortilla chips, crushed
1/4 cup salsa
2 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
In a small bowl, combine the steak slices and Diet Coke. Refrigerate for 30 minutes
Coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high. Add the steak slices and all of the soda marinade to the skillet.
Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the surface of the steak is no longer pink. Transfer the meat to a plate (leaving the marinade in the pan) and set aside.
Reduce the heat to medium. Add the onion to the skillet and saute for about 2 minutes. Add the yellow and red bell pepper and cook for another minute.
Return the steak to the skillet and cook for another minute.
To serve, arrange the lettuce in a large bowl and top with the steak and vegetable mixture. Top tortilla chips, salsa and sour cream.
(Recipe from Lisa Lillien’s “Hungry Girl,” St. Martin’s Griffin, 2008)