Grilled Italian Steak and Vegetables

Balsamic vinaigrette, fresh basil and peppered seasoned salt impart zesty flavor to grilled strip steaks and colorful vegetables.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1/2
cup balsamic vinaigrette dressing
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1 1/2
teaspoons peppered seasoned salt
2
beef boneless New York strip steaks, about 1 inch thick (8 to 10 ounces each)
1
pound asparagus spears, cut into 2-inch pieces
1
medium red onion, cut into thin wedges
1
yellow bell pepper, cut into 8 pieces

  • 1 Mix 2 tablespoons of the dressing, 2 tablespoons of the basil and 3/4 teaspoon of the peppered seasoned salt in large bowl; set aside for vegetables. Mix remaining dressing, basil and peppered seasoned salt in shallow glass or plastic dish or resealable plastic food-storage bag; add beef. Cover dish or seal bag and refrigerate 15 minutes.
  • 2 Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Add asparagus, onion and bell pepper to reserved dressing mixture; toss to coat. Place in disposable 8-inch square foil pan or grill basket (grill “wok”). Reserve dressing in bowl.
  • 3 Remove beef from marinade; reserve marinade. Cover and grill pan of vegetables 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 5 minutes. Add beef to grill next to pan. Cover and grill beef and vegetables 10 to 12 minutes, turning beef once and stirring vegetables occasionally, until beef is desired doneness and vegetables are tender. Brush beef with reserved marinade during last 5 minutes of cooking.
  • 4 Add vegetables to bowl with reserved dressing; toss to coat. Cut beef into thin slices. Discard any remaining marinade. Serve vegetables with beef. Drizzle with additional dressing if desired.

Expert Tips

Experiment with different colors of bell peppers, such as red, green or orange, or use a combination of colors. Whole mushrooms are tasty in the vegetable mix, too.

When handling the steak, use tongs or a spatula instead of a fork so you don’t pierce the meat and release the juices during cooking.

Arrange the sliced steak on a small platter and sprinkle with chopped fresh basil, or tuck some basil sprigs between the slices.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
400mg
400%;
Total Carbohydrate
8g
8%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
27g
27%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
60%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.