Grilled Veggie and Steak Appetizer

Beef bites and three kinds of vegetables quickly cook in a grill basket for a hot and hearty appetizer in 30 minutes.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1
package (6 oz) small fresh portabella mushrooms
1/2
lb boneless beef sirloin steak (about 3/4 inch thick), trimmed of fat and cut in 3/4-inch cubes
1
cup frozen small whole onions (from 1-lb bag), thawed
1/2
cup plus 2 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette
1/2
cup halved grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large bowl, place mushrooms, beef, onions and 1/2 cup of the vinaigrette; toss to coat. Let stand 10 minutes; drain. Place mixture in grill basket (grill “wok”).
  • 2 Place basket on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium-high heat 7 to 9 minutes, shaking basket or stirring beef mixture twice, until vegetables are tender and beef is desired doneness. Stir in tomatoes.
  • 3 Spoon beef mixture into serving dish. Stir in remaining 2 tablespoons vinaigrette. Serve with toothpicks.

Expert Tips

Portabella mushrooms provide a meaty flavor, but regular button mushrooms can be substituted in this recipe.

A little chopped fresh parsley sprinkled over the top of the cooked food adds both flavor and color.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
140mg
140%;
Total Carbohydrate
5g
5%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
8g
8%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.