Steak with Fennel and Beans

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Serving Size: 4 ounces steak and about 1 cup fennel and beans
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 36 mins to 40 mins
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Steak with Fennel and Beans
tablespoon olive oil
10 ounces beef shoulder petite tenders
small fennel bulb, saving 2 Tbsp. of the feathery fronds
cup reduced sodium beef broth
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
cup grape tomatoes, halved
cloves garlic, minced
tablespoon fennel seed, coarsely crushed
15 ounce can cannellini (white kidney) beans, rinsed and drained
tablespoons balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper
  1. In a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat*. Sprinkle steaks with salt and pepper and add to the pan. Cook about 12 minutes each side or until medium-rare (145 degrees F). Remove steaks; cover with foil. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
  2. Meanwhile, use a sharp knife to cut off the fennel stalks (about 1 inch above the bulb). Discard stalks, saving 2 Tbsp. of the feathery fronds. Cut a thin slice off the root end of the bulb. Cut bulb into thin wedges. Cut away and discard tough core from each wedge.
  3. Add broth to hot skillet. Cook and stir, scraping up browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add fennel wedges; cook 4 minutes. Add onion, tomatoes, garlic, and fennel seed; cook about 5 minutes until vegetables are just tender. Add beans and balsamic vinegar; cook 3 minutes more. Sprinkle with fennel fronds. Serve beans, vegetables, and their pan juices with sliced steak.
From the Test Kitchen

* If meat browns too quickly, reduce heat to medium.

This protein-packed dish is easy on the budget thanks to beef shoulder petite tenders - a juicy cut that is relatively new to the marketplace.

Nutrition Facts (Steak with Fennel and Beans)
    Per serving:
  • 350 kcal cal.,
  • 13 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 6 g monounsatured fat),
  • 79 mg chol.,
  • 473 mg sodium,
  • 26 g carb.,
  • 8 g fiber,
  • 5 g sugar,
  • 37 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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