Balsamic-Marinated Steaks with Vegetable Packets
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Balsamic-Marinated Steaks with Vegetable Packets

Prep: 10 minutes plus marinating and standing
Grill: 12 minutes • Serves: 4

2/3cup canola oil
1/3cup balsamic vinegar
2tablespoons packed brown sugar
1tablespoon steak seasoning
1/2large red onion, sliced
2medium orange, red and /or yellow bell peppers, sliced
1/2medium head of cauliflower, cut into small florets (about 2 cups)
4top sirloin steaks (about 6 ounces each)
1/2teaspoon salt

1.In medium bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, brown sugar and steak seasoning. Place vegetables in large zip-top plastic bag; pour half the marinade into bag. Place 2 steaks in each of 2 large zip-top plastic bags; pour half the remaining marinade into each bag. Seal bags, pressing out extra air; refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours.

2.Prepare grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat. Place four 12-inch square sheets of aluminum foil on work surface. With slotted spoon, evenly divide vegetables onto center of each foil sheet; sprinkle vegetables with salt. For each packet, bring top and bottom sides of foil together over vegetables; crimp together and fold down over vegetables. Double fold both ends of packets toward vegetables.

3.Remove steaks from marinade; discard marinade. Place steaks and packets on hot grill rack. Cook steaks, covered, 6 to 8 minutes or until grill marks appear and internal temperature reaches 135°, turning once halfway through cooking; cook packets 12 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking. Transfer steak to cutting board; let steak stand 10 minutes. Internal temperature will rise to 145° upon standing for medium-rare.

4.To serve, slice steak across the grain and serve with vegetables.

Approximate nutritional values per serving:
628 Calories, 43g Fat (9g Saturated), 117mg Cholesterol,
649mg Sodium, 16g Carbohydrates, 3g Fiber, 37g Protein

Chef Tip:
Serve vegetables in foil packets for a just-off-the-grill look.