Braised Chuck Steaks with Savory Lentils

    Braised Chuck Steaks with Savory Lentils

    Ingredients

    • 2 pounds beef chuck blade steaks, cut 3/4 to 1 inch thick
    • 2-1/4 cups water
    • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1 cup uncooked lentils, rinsed
    • 2 small carrots, diced
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

    Method

    1

    Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place beef steaks in skillet; brown evenly. Pour off drippings; season with salt and pepper, as desired.

    2

    Add water, onion and bay leaves to skillet; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1-1/4 hours. Add lentils, carrots and cumin to skillet; return to a boil. Continue simmering, covered, 30 to 45 minutes or until lentils and beef are fork-tender. Discard bay leaves.

    3

    Carve steaks into thin slices. Serve with lentils. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.

    This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc.