annette funicello’s steak in a bag

Annette Funicello’s Steak in a Bag

2 pounds top sirloin steak, cut 2 1/2 inches thick
2 tablespoons garlic spread
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned pepper
1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup bread crumbs

Trim fat from steak. Make a paste from garlic spread, vegetable oil, salt and seasoned pepper. Spread on both sides of steak.

Combine cheese and bread crumbs; pat on steak. Place steak in brown paper bag (large enough to fit steak comfortably). Seal loosely with paper clips. Bake in preheated 375 degrees F oven for 30 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 425 degrees F and bake steak for 15 minutes longer. Unseal bag to serve.

AFTERTHOUGHTS: For easy handling, place bag on cookie sheet during baking. Annette advises, "You can bake steak early in the day, then bake at 425 degrees F just before serving. The steak is out of this world."

Yields 6 servings.

Per Serving: 338 Calories; 15g Fat (40.8% calories from fat); 35g Protein; 14g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 98mg Cholesterol; 654mg Sodium

Exchanges: 1 Grain (Starch); 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat