Grilled Steak With Texas Mop Sauce



Grilled Steak WIth Texas Mop Sauce

Serves 4

Coffee may seem to be an unusual barbecue ingredient. Texans often use it in "mop sauce," used to baste, or mop, meat while it's cooking. This makes for a moist and tender dish.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Start to finish: 15 minutes

1/2 cup no-salt-added tomato sauce
1/4 cup strongly brewed coffee (you can use decaf)
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon sugar-free pancake syrup
1 (1 1/2 pounds) sirloin steak, about 1 1/2 inches thick
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions In a small saucepan, combine tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, coffee, and syrup. Bring to a simmer and remove from the heat. Transfer 2/3 cup of the sauce to a small bowl and reserve for dipping.

Lightly coat a grill or grill pan with cooking spray and heat to medium-high. Rub steak on both sides with pepper. Grill steak, basting frequently with remaining 1/3 cup mop sauce, 5 to 7 minutes per side for medium-rare. Allow steak to rest for 5 to 10 minutes.

Cut steak into thin slices, divide evenly among 4 plates, and serve with reserved mop sauce for dipping.

Tip: Don't eat red meat? No problem! Substitute Tuna steak for beef!

Nutritional Information:
299 calories                                                                                    
14 g total fat (5 g sat)
5 g carbohydrate                                                                      
37 g protein
0 g fiber                                                                                    
180 mg sodium