Bacon-Wrapped Steak with Dried Mango

Bacon-Wrapped Steak with Mango

Steak with Dried Mango?? Yes – You Read That Right…

It may seem a little odd to toss rich, fatty meats with dried fruit – but when you think about it, it actually makes sense… Just like any other dried food, dried fruit will re-hydrate when surrounded by water or juices. It will expand slightly and take in the flavors of the liquid around it. In this case, when the meat is cooked over the dried fruit, the fruit will absorb some of the juices from the meat. The end result? Juicy pieces of fruit that have a sweet-and-savory bite – delicious!

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Re-Hydrating Dried Fruits

This steak recipe is one of many that uses the technique of re-hydrating dried fruits in flavorful liquids. In this case, the juices from the steak will be partially absorbed by the dried mango. However, the same technique can be used in other recipes such as…

  • Parfaits or cream-based desserts with red wine-infused dried cranberries or raisins
  • Dried cranberries cooked in Carrot-Ginger Soup (AH pg. 282)
  • Dried pineapple cooked with Chicken Stir Fry (AH pg. 230)
  • Moroccan Chicken Stew with Apricots (AD pg. 133)
  • Special Tip: Instead of adding fresh fruits to baked goods (such as Grain-Free Waffles, Muffins, etc.), add a few dried fruits (if in Phase 2 or 3). The dried fruits won’t release water into your baked recipe (which often leads to soggy patches around fresh fruit).

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Steak with Dried Mango

Bacon Wrapped Steak with Dried Mango

Kenzie Osborne
Chef Kenzie's Bacon Wrapped Steak with Dried Mango is the perfect simple dish to impress your friends and family!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, Meat
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 16 ounces Beef steak, top sirloin (4 pieces, each about 4 ounces)
  • 8 slices turkey bacon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup dried mango
  • 1 cup green beans, sliced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup bell pepper, chopped
  • Fresh herbs of choice, salt, and pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Wrap each 4 ounce steak in 2 slices turkey bacon.
  • Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a fry pan over high heat. Sear steak on each side until browned - about 2 minutes per side.
  • Meanwhile, toss together 1 tbsp olive oil, dried mango, green beans, mushrooms, bell pepper, fresh herbs, salt, and pepper (about 1 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp of pepper is recommended). Spread on a sheet pan in a single layer.
  • When the steak is done searing, lay them over the dried fruit and vegetable mix. Season the steak with a bit more salt and pepper.
  • Cook in the oven until desired doneness for the steak - about 8 minutes for medium-rare.

Notes

Nutrition (Phase 2)

Fat: 42%
Carbohydrates: 30%
Protein: 28%
Calories: 500
Keyword Meat, Phase 2, Quick and Easy

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