Chipotle Steak with Turkish Wheat Berries Recipe

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Chipotle Steak with Turkish Wheat Berries
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  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the wheat berries with the water and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over low heat until the wheat berries are tender but still chewy, about 2 hours.. Drain and let cool to room temperature.
  2. Meanwhile, in a mini food processor, puree the chopped tomato with the chipotles and adobo sauce. Transfer to a medium bowl. Stir in the tomato paste, lemon juice, honey, garlic, cinnamon and cumin. Add 3 tablespoons of the olive oil; season with salt and pepper.
  3. Put the steak in a shallow dish and coat with 1/4 cup of the tomato-chipotle sauce. Stir the wheat berries into the remaining sauce and season with salt. Cover and refrigerate the steak and wheat berries overnight.
  4. Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Bring the steak and wheat berries to room temperature. Oil the grill and cook the steak over a medium-hot fire for about 4 minutes per side, or until lightly charred on both sides and medium rare within. Transfer the steak to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.
  5. In a medium bowl, mix the vinegar with the remaining 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Add the cherry tomatoes, cucumber and parsley, season with salt and pepper and toss well. Slice the steak 1/4 inch thick and serve with the wheat berries and the tomato salad.
  6. Make Ahead: The tomato-chipotle sauce and the wheat berry salad can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.
  7. Wine Recommendation: The rare steak and intense tomato dressing point to an equally rich red wine, with plenty of ripe fruit. Choose a juicy, supple Syrah from Washington State, one without too much tannin or smoky oak, such as the bargain 2000 Snoqualmie or the 1999 Hogue.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 651.82 Kcal (2729 kJ)
Calories from fat 269.48 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29.94g 46%
Cholesterol 179.87mg 60%
Sodium 776.79mg 32%
Potassium 1493.75mg 32%
Total Carbs 25.97g 9%
Sugars 10.63g 43%
Dietary Fiber 4.88g 20%
Protein 70.37g 141%
Vitamin C 28.8mg 48%
Iron 75.8mg 421%
Calcium 86.4mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 97.17 Kcal (407 kJ)
Calories from fat 40.17 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.46g 46%
Cholesterol 26.81mg 60%
Sodium 115.79mg 32%
Potassium 222.67mg 32%
Total Carbs 3.87g 9%
Sugars 1.58g 43%
Dietary Fiber 0.73g 20%
Protein 10.49g 141%
Vitamin C 4.3mg 48%
Iron 11.3mg 421%
Calcium 12.9mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 14.7
  • 17

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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