Don't be fooled though, beef is an important component to the American diet. By avoiding beef, you are over 7 times more likely to suffer a zinc deficiency. Avoiding beef robs you of energy and CoQ10 which is vital to your heart. Here’s the third critical nutrient missing from beefless diets: Vitamin B12 which is needed for brain health and red blood cells.
So don't give up on the beef! Even in less amounts as shown in the recipe below you are still offering your family vital nutrients. Furthermore, check your beef specials. Publix had sirloin beef on sale for $4.99 a pound.
1/3 cup lime juice
2 teaspoons sugar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 beef top sirloin steak (1 inch thick and 1 pound)
1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons unsalted dry roasted peanuts, chopped
3 cups hot cooked rice, or brown rice
In a small bowl, mix lime juice, sugar and garlic until blended; set aside. Cut steak into 2x1x3/4-in. pieces; toss with pepper and salt. Thread beef onto four metal or soaked wooden skewers.
Grill kabobs, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 2-4 minutes on each side or until beef reaches desired doneness. Add peanuts to sauce; serve with kabobs and rice.