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Braised Beef Steaks With Zesty Sauce

Image of Braised Beef Steaks With Zesty Sauce
  • Lean steaks all dressed up in a special cranberry sauce and toasted almonds make a festive and delicious holiday meal for your special guests and special times together.
  • icons/brand/timer copy 2 Created with Sketch. Cook Time: 40 Minutes
  • icons/brand/silverware copy Created with Sketch. Yield: 2


  • 1 tbsp white horseradish
  • 1/3 cup fat-free or light sour cream
  • 1/4 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup fat-free, no-salt-added beef broth
  • 1 1/2 tsp Garlic & Herb Seasoning Blend
  • 4 4-oz. boneless eye-of-round steaks, visible fat discarded
  • 1/4 cup whole almonds
  • 1 tbsp sliced almonds


  1. Season both sides of the steaks evenly with 1 teaspoon of the seasoning.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Cook the steaks for 2 minutes on each side, or until browned.
  4. Add the broth and bring to a simmer.
  5. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 30 to 40 minutes, or until tender.
  6. If needed, add water, 1/4 cup at a time, to keep the steaks from sticking.
  7. If desired, reserve 1/2 to 2/3 cup cooking liquid to spoon over the steaks before serving.
  8. Dry-roast the whole almonds in a medium skillet over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  9. Transfer to the work bowl of a food processor and let cool for 5 minutes.
  10. Dry-roast the sliced almonds in the same skillet for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  11. Transfer to a small plate and set aside.
  12. Process the whole almonds for 1 to 2 minutes or until finely ground.
  13. Transfer to a medium bowl.
  14. Stir in the cranberry sauce or sour cream, horseradish, and 1/2 teaspoon seasoning until well combined.