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Sonoma Steaks with Vegetables Bocconcini

Sonoma Steaks with Vegetables BocconciniRecipe courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 boneless beef top loin (strip) steaks, cut 3/4-inch thick (about 8 ounces each)

1 (9 to 16-ounce) container herb to marinated small fresh mozzarella balls (bocconcini)
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 medium zucchini, cut diagonally into 1/4-inch thick slices
1 large yellow bell pepper, cut into 3/4-inch wide strips
1 cup small red grape tomatoes

Cooking Directions:

  1. Drain bocconcini (fresh mozzarella balls, reserving 1/3 cup marinade. Combine reserved marinade and vinegar in small bowl.
  2. Toss zucchini and bell pepper with 2 tablespoons marinade mixture in large bowl; cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Place beef steaks and remaining marinade mixture in food to safe plastic bag; turn steaks to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 15 minutes to 2 hours
  4. Remove steaks from marinade; discard marinade.
  5. Remove vegetables from marinade; place in grill basket.
  6. Place steaks on one half of grid over medium, ash-covered coals; place grill basket on other half of grid. Grill steaks, uncovered, 10 to 12 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 7 to 10 minutes) for medium rare (145°F | 62.7°C) to medium (160°F | 71.1°C) doneness, turning occasionally. Remove steaks; keep warm.
  7. Grill vegetables 10 to 13 minutes or until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes during last 2 minutes of grilling.
  8. Combine grilled vegetables and bocconcini in large bowl; toss gently to combine. Carve steaks into slices; season with salt, as desired. Serve with vegetable mixture.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.