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Wrap up Mother's Day


Treat mom to a delicious grilled meal this Mother's Day by making Tunisian Steak Lettuce Wraps. Kids will enjoy helping assemble these easy-to-make wraps-and time away from the kitchen will be a welcome gift for mom!

With 29 cuts of beef that meet government guidelines for lean, including many of Americans' favorites, such as T-bone, tenderloin and flank steaks, lean beef is a naturally nutrient-rich way to provide nothing but the best. You'll feel great serving this excellent source of protein, which helps strengthen the body and fuel the entire family for an active and healthy lifestyle.

This special dish, featuring lean top round steak, wraps up refreshing flavor and nutrition in a fun way.

Tunisian Steak Lettuce Wraps

Makes 4 servings

Total preparation and cooking time: 40 to 45 minutes

Marinating time: 6 hours or overnight

1 beef top round steak, cut 3/4 inch thick (about 1 pound)

8 large lettuce leaves (such as leaf, Bibb or iceberg)

Finely chopped fresh mint leaves

Date Marinade and Spread:

2/3 cup pitted dates

1/3 cup water

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 cloves garlic

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

1/4 teaspoon pepper


1/2 cup julienne-cut carrots

1/2 cup julienne-cut hothouse cucumber

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 clove garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1. Place Date Marinade and Spread ingredients in food processor container. Cover; process until smooth. Cover and refrigerate 1/2 cup for spread. Place beef steak and remaining marinade in food-safe plastic bag; turn steak to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 6 hours or as long as overnight, turning occasionally.

2. Combine Slaw ingredients in medium bowl; mix well. Set aside.

3. Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade. Place steak on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, uncovered, 8 to 9 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 10 to 11 minutes) for medium rare (145∫F) doneness, turning occasionally. (Do not overcook.)

4. Carve steak into thin slices. Spread 1 tablespoon reserved Date Spread on each lettuce leaf. Top evenly with steak slices and slaw. Sprinkle with mint, as desired. Roll up.

Nutrition information per serving: 364 calories; 15 g fat (3 g saturated fat; 10 g monounsaturated fat); 61 mg cholesterol; 413 mg sodium; 32 g carbohydrate; 3.1 g fiber; 29 g protein; 5.3 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 1.5 mcg vitamin B12; 3.0 mg iron; 31.6 mcg selenium; 4.9 mg zinc.

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

Visit www.BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com for more beef information and recipes.

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