Steak Recipes Under 250 Calories

On the grill, under the broiler, or in a skillet, steak is a versatile meat that's quick to prepare and full of important nutrients like iron, zinc, and protein.

  • Cola- Marinated Flank Steak
    By: Jaime Harder, M.A., R.D.

    Cola- Marinated Flank Steak

    Calorie-for-calorie, beef is one of the most nutrient-rich foods because it contains high concentrations of many essential nutrients. Prepare the ingredients ahead and then when it's time to eat, assemble and cook the dish either under the broiler or on the grill for a simple meal that's ready in minutes.
  • Pan-Grilled Flank Steak with Chermoula
    By: Jaime Harder, M.A., R.D., Photo: Jan Smith

    Pan-Grilled Flank Steak with Chermoula

    Beef is an excellent source of protein, vitamin B12, and zinc. Flank steak is particularly lean and cooks quickly (typically in less than 20 minutes). The chermoula sauce in the recipe gets an extra kick from the ground red pepper and complements the savory beef, packing in extra flavor without loading on the calories.
  • Filet Mignon with Sweet Bourbon-Coffee Sauce
    By: Jaime Harder, M.A., R.D., Randy Mayor

    Filet Mignon with Sweet Bourbon-Coffee Sauce

    Filet mignon is an extra thick cut from the tenderloin area that is extremely lean and often the most tender cut available, making it one of the most popular and certainly one of the most tasty choices in steaks. When cooking with such good cuts of meat, select sauces wisely; marring the flavor of an excellent piece of meat is a sure way to guarantee a meat-lover's wrath.
  • Grilled Sirloin Skewers with Peaches and Peppers
    By: Jaime Harder, M.A., R.D., Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Grilled Sirloin Skewers with Peaches and Peppers

    Get the entire family in the kitchen and make kebabs for a fun, kid-friendly supper. In addition to the peaches and peppers used in this dish, pack on other veggies such as tomatoes, mushrooms and zucchini for extra flavor and nutrients. If using wooden skewers, be sure to soak them before grilling to prevent burning.
  • Citrus-Rubbed Skirt Steak
    By: Jaime Harder, M.A., R.D., Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke

    Citrus-Rubbed Skirt Steak

    Beef is an excellent source of iron. It helps transport oxygen to cells and tissues, assists in making new red blood cells, aids in brain development, and supports the immune system. Add a light, calorie-friendly rub of lemon and orange rinds, salt, garlic, and red pepper to bring out the natural flavor of the steak.
  • Flank Steak with Shiitake Mushroom Sauce
    By: Jaime Harder, M.A., R.D., Lee Harrelson

    Flank Steak with Shiitake Mushroom Sauce

    Shitake mushrooms extend the meaty flavors of this dish giving each bite the ultimate flavor. Serve with braised baby bok choy and steamed brown rice for added fiber.
  • Thai Steak Salad
    By: Jaime Harder, M.A., R.D., Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Thai Steak Salad

    Steak is packed with the important mineral zinc. Zinc plays a vital role in mental and physical development, wound healing, and appetite control. In addition to containing zinc, beef increases the absorption of zinc from other foods when eaten at the same meal. Cut flank steak across the grain to break up muscle fibers for more tender slices.
  • Filet Mignon with Fresh Herb and Garlic Rub
    By: Jaime Harder, M.A., R.D., Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Filet Mignon with Fresh Herb and Garlic Rub

    The protein in beef helps strengthen your body. Research shows that protein plays a large role in maintaining healthy weight and building muscle. Serve this filet mignon alongside steamed green beans or spinach for extra vitamins and nutrients.

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