Tuesday, September 28, 2021

San Antonio-Based Wholesome Meats Beef Now Available at Select Texas H-E-B Locations...Featuring Autumn Steak Salad with Balsamic Dressing #healthy2021 #sustainablebeef #wholesomemeats #HEB #entreesalad

Texas-based grocer H-E-B and San Antonio sustainable beef startup Wholesome Meats have partnered to bring regeneratively raised grass-fed beef to Texas H-E-B locations throughout the state...including their mutual home base of San Antonio, Houston, and Austin! Wholesome Meat's premium beef is born, raised, and grazed in the United States according to the highest standards. Wholesome Meats CEO Kent Wuthrich says, "...We believe that H-E-B customers want a sustainable choice and are thrilled to be working with such a forward-thinking grocer!" Today, I'm sharing a complete meal salad featuring Wholesome Meats' tender, flavorful tenderloin filet.

My Autumn Steak Salad with Balsamic Dressing showcases the health benefits of main dish salads...but using heartier cool-weather flavors. This hearty salad is bursting with so much delicious flavor and texture! The sublimely tender filet is definitely the star of the show here. However? The other salad components have the big flavors that are necessary to perfectly partner with the meaty beef! This salad has everything that you need for a complete meal: lean protein, organic baby field greens, seared mushrooms and zucchini, briny roasted red peppers, crumbled feta, chopped walnuts, and a tangy balsamic dressing.

Autumn Steak Salad
with Balsamic Dressing
Ingredients (makes ONE salad...but is easily doubled):
  • 5.5-ounce raw Wholesome Meats tenderloin filet -- will yield 5 ounces cooked meat
  • 1/2 tsp. steak seasoning blend
  • Non-stick olive oil spray
  • 1 cup baby field greens torn in bite-size pieces
  • 2/3 cup sliced zucchini -- approx. 1/8-inch rounds
  • 2/3 cup sliced baby cremini mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup sliced jarred roasted red peppers
  • 2 TBS crumbled reduced-fat feta
  • 1/2 ounce walnuts, chopped
  • 2 TBS fat-free balsamic dressing
Step 1: Cook the tenderloin filet. Heat a heavy cast iron pan over med-high heat for 5 minutes. Sprinkle 1/4 tsp. of the steak seasoning on the steak. Lightly spray the pan with the non-stick spray. Cook the filet for 6 minutes per side -- you'll definitely get a nice sear on the outside! While you cook the vegetables, let the cooked steak sit on the cutting board for at least 10 minutes. This rest time is key, because it lets the steak finish cooking to medium rare/medium via residual heat -- and lets the juices redistribute -- before slicing.
Step 2: Cook the mushrooms and zucchini. Lightly spray the cast iron pan with more of the non-stick spray. Place the mushrooms and zucchini in the pan in an even layer...don't overlap. Sprinkle the veggies with the remaining 1/4 tsp. of steak seasoning. Cook for 3 minutes per side, until cooked through and caramelized.
Step 3: Assemble the salad. Place the hand-torn baby field greens in the bottom of a rimmed salad plate. Slice the cooked, rested filet and place the meat along the left side of the plate. Next, arrange 1/3 cup of cooked mushrooms and 1/3 cup of cooked zucchini on top of the greens. Fill the remaining space on top of the greens with the roasted red pepper, feta, and walnuts. Place the fat free balsamic in a small bowl and arrange it at the bottom of the assembled salad.
Y'all...this steak is hearty and delicious -- perfect for cool Fall evenings! When you want to eat a meal that's light...but still filling? This is the salad you'll want again and again! The feta, walnuts, red peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, and balsamic all have robust flavors that perfectly complement the meaty filet. Easy enough for a weeknight dinner...but fancy enough to serve company. That makes this recipe a real winner in my book!

Wholesome Meats was founded in San Antonio in 2020. Their beef brand is dedicated to accelerating consumer adoption of regenerative agriculture. Offering flavorful and nourishing premium ground beef, Wholesome Meats simultaneously heals the planet via regenerative grazing practices. These practices rebuild rich topsoil by capturing harmful carbon from the atmosphere, producing a carbon-negative product that's good for the land, the rancher, cattle, and consumer. In addition to H-E-B, Wholesome Meat beef products can be purchased via the Shop Online function at their website. Wholesome Meats products are also available at select restaurants and grocers across Texas -- check out their convenient online store locator to find their meat in San Antonio, Houston, and Austin.

Disclosure: I received a sampler of Wholesome Meat beef products to facilitate recipe development for this feature. All opinions expressed are solely my own.


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