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Spicy Teriyaki Beef Salad

 Spicy Teriyaki Beef Salad
Cool cucumber and avocado combine with spicy marinated steak to create a fun and tasty balance of flavors your guests will love. If the spice is too much, remove the cayenne and red pepper flakes from the avocado mixture.—Ning Watson of San Diego, California
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, divided
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, divided
  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 large portobello mushroom, sliced
  • 2 cups hearts of romaine salad mix

Directions

  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the teriyaki sauce,
  • garlic, sesame oil, 1/2 teaspoon pepper flakes and 1/2 teaspoon
  • cayenne; add steak. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 10
  • minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the avocado, cucumber, soy sauce,
  • vinegar, sugar, and remaining pepper flakes and cayenne; set aside.
  • Drain and discard marinade. In a large nonstick skillet, saute steak
  • and mushroom until meat reaches desired doneness and mushroom is
  • tender. Divide salad mix among four plates; top with avocado mixture

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Spicy Teriyaki Beef Salad (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • and meat mixture.
  • Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 405 calories, 18 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 6,180 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 36 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.