Tuscan Beef and Bread Salad

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Tuscan Beef and Bread SaladRecipe
Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

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8 (1/2-inch-thick) Italian bread slices
2 medium-size sweet onions, cut into 1/4-inch rounds
6 tablespoons light balsamic vinaigrette, divided
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
3 (3/4-inch-thick) BEEF Top Loin Steaks (about 1 1/2 lb.)
6 medium-size plum tomatoes, chopped (about 3 1/2 cups)
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup freshly shaved Parmesan cheese
Garnishes: fresh basil leaves, freshly cracked pepper

Preparation

Prep: 15 Minutes
Charcoal Grill: 10 Minutes
Gas Grill: 7 Minutes
Stand: 10 Minutes

1. Preheat a charcoal grill to medium, ash-covered coals or a gas grill to 300° to 350° (medium) heat. Brush one side of bread and onion with 2 Tbsp. vinaigrette. Sprinkle onion with 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper.

2. Grill steaks and onion at the same time. Grill steaks on a charcoal grill, without grill lid, 10 to 12 minutes, or on a gas grill, covered with grill lid, 7 to 10 minutes. Grill onion, on one side only, on a charcoal grill, without grill lid, 8 minutes or until tender and grill marks appear, or on a gas grill, covered with grill lid, 6 minutes or until tender and grill marks appear.

3. Remove steaks and onion from grill. Sprinkle steaks with remaining 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Let steaks stand 5 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, grill bread on a charcoal grill, without grill lid, 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned and grill marks appear, or on a gas grill, covered with grill lid, 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned and grill marks appear.

5. Carve steaks into thin strips. Cut strips into bite-size pieces. Coarsely chop onion. Cut bread into 1-inch cubes.

6. Toss steak pieces, onion, bread, tomatoes, and basil with remaining 4 Tbsp. vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with cheese. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Garnish, if desired.

Created date

March 2009

Nutritional Information

Calories 335
Fat 11 g
Satfat 4 g
Monofat 3 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 30 g
Carbohydrate 27 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 51 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 875 mg
Calcium 110 mg