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Marinated Beef

Try this easy marinade for a super tangy, flavorful beef meal!

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Recipe Makes: 4 servings 
  • 12 ounce beef, top, round
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced or cut into very small pieces (or 1 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Using a cutting board and a sharp knife, cut round steak across the grain into thin strips about 1/2-inch wide and 2 to 3 inches long. 
  2. In a medium glass mixing bowl, combine garlic, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Add beef strips into oil mixture that you just made. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for about 2 hours or overnight. 
  4. In a medium skillet, over medium-high heat, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil for 1-2 minutes until hot. 
  5. Drain marinade from beef. Throw away any extra marinade. 
  6. Put beef in skillet, stir and cook about 5-7 minutes or until meat is thoroughly browned and internal temperature reaches 145 degrees. 


  • For more tender meat, slice into very thin strips. 
  • Instead of the lemon juice, try 2 tablespoons of lime juice of 2 tablespoons of vinegar. 
  • Partially freeze meat for easier slicing. 
  • Note that thin slices will cook more quickly. 
  • You can use marinade as a sauce, so long as you bring it to a rolling boil to make sure all bacteria is killed. 
Nutrition Information: 

A serving of Marinated Beef provides: 

  • 240 Calories, 18 g. Fats, 2.5 g. Saturated Fats, 200 mg. Sodium, 1 g. Carbohydrates, 20 g. Protein
Cut Down on Choking: 

For kids 2-4 years old, serve food in the following way: 

  • Cut beef into 1/2 inch pieces
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