Being pregnant in the heat of the summer means I have been relying on a LOT of quick, simple dinners, the last month or so. Luckily I have most of my energy back, but running around with a young kiddo 5/7 days a week (I’m so thankful for my 2 quiet days sitting down with clients or blogging!) means at the end of the day, I’m exhausted. So having something like steak tips marinating in the fridge, that I know will come together in, oh, 10 minutes?! Life-saver. (And budget saver, sometimes I feel like we’re eating our savings in Chipotle!). Plus, steak tips are a delicious and nutrient-dense option for any mama, but they do provide a good dose of protein and iron for pregnant mamas– win, win.
Simply Marinated Summer Steak Tips
As with anything marinated, these obviously taste better the longer they sit! But even if you just have an hour or two- they’ll be delicious.
4 tbsp avocado oil
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1/2 tbsp honey
1/2 tbsp prepared mustard
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp dried oregano
1 lb grass-fed steak tips
sea salt and cracked pepper as needed
avocado oil, for cooking
1 sweet onion, sliced thin
1 pint sliced mushrooms
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1. Whisk all marinade ingredients together. Season steak and toss in marinade. Let marinate for at least 1 hour. The longer, the better!
2. Drizzle avocado oil in pan and turn to medium-high heat. Add onions and mushrooms and cook until soft.
3. Add steak and remaining marinade to pan. Cook on one side, about 2-3 minutes, until most of liquid is evaporated. Flip and add cherry tomatoes.
4. Cover and cook another 3-5 minutes until steak is cooked to liking and tomatoes are soft.
Serve with rice, cauliflower rice or your choice of starch, and a green– because greens are just good, right?!