Spiced Beef with Onion and Allspice Gratin

Spiced Beef with Onion and Allspice Gratin Recipe
Photography: Karry Hosford
This is a good, subtle use of a strong spice. Use the side of a knife blade to crush the allspice easily.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 4 ounces beef and about 1 cup gratin)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 472
Caloriesfromfat 28 %
Fat 14.8 g
Satfat 7.2 g
Monofat 5.2 g
Polyfat 0.8 g
Protein 35.8 g
Carbohydrate 49.2 g
Fiber 4.4 g
Cholesterol 72 mg
Iron 4.2 mg
Sodium 1005 mg
Calcium 255 mg

Ingredients

Beef:
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1/4 teaspoon crushed whole allspice
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 (1-pound) flank steak, trimmed
Gratin:
1 medium baking potato, peeled and cut into (1/8-inch-thick) slices (about 1/2 pound)
Cooking spray
4 cups chopped Vidalia or other sweet onion
1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed whole allspice
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup (4 ounces) block-style fat-free cream cheese
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Preparation

To prepare the beef, combine first 5 ingredients, and rub evenly over beef. Cover and chill the beef for 2 hours.

To prepare gratin, preheat oven to 400°.

Arrange potato slices in a single layer on a jelly roll pan coated with cooking spray; coat tops of slices with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until soft. Set aside.

Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add onion; cook 10 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Stir in broth and next 5 ingredients (broth through 1/4 teaspoon pepper); cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

Add cream cheese to onion mixture; stir until well blended. Stir in sour cream. Add potato slices to pan; stir gently to combine. Place mixture in a shallow 1-quart casserole coated with cooking spray. Combine breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese, and spoon evenly over onion mixture. Lightly coat surface of gratin with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Preheat broiler.

Place beef on broiler pan coated with cooking spray; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices.

Note:

December 2003
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