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Chocolate Mole Marinated Steak with Zucchini and Onions Recipe

Atkins Chocolate Mole Marinated Steak with Zucchini and Onions
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 75 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Moderate
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  • 3 tbsp Tamari Soybean Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Canola Vegetable Oil
  • 2 teaspoon Sucralose Based Sweetener (Sugar Substitute)
  • 1 each Chipotle en Adobo, whole
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa Powder (Unsweetened)
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp, leaves Oregano
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp dry Coffee (Instant Powder)
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper, ground
  • 1 1/2 fl oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 2 lb Beef Flank (Trimmed to 0" Fat, Choice Grade)
  • 2 lb Zucchini
  • 1 medium Red Onions


Please note that  the marinade ingredients need to be doubled  for this recipe (all except the lime juice).  More than half of the marinade is thrown out and does not contribute towards nutritionals.  The nutritionals listed are correct.  
  1. Combine the tamari, oil, sucralose, chipotle, cocoa powder, garlic (minced), oregano, cinnamon, coffee powder, and black pepper in a blender.  Blend until chipotle and garlic have been fully incorporated.  Reserve 1/4 cup in a bowl and add in the lime juice.
  2. Pour the remaining marinade into a gallon sized zip top bag along with the steak, removing all air before zipping up.  Place bag in the refrigerator to marinate for 1 hour, flip over at 30 minutes to be sure all sides are marinated. 
  3. While steak is marinating, prepare zucchini by cutting lengthwise  into quarters.  Then cut these into 2 or 3-inch long pieces.  For the onion, cut into1/4-inch rounds, do not separate into rings.  Brush with some of the reserved marinade and sprinkle with salt. 
  4. Preheat a grill to 350°F.  Remove the steak from the marinade and discard the used marinade and plastic bag.  Grill the meat for 5-7 minutes per side or until desired doneness.  Grill the zucchini and onions at the same time, cooking for about 3-4 minutes per side. 
  5. Once the zucchinni and onions are done place them in an aluminum foil packet and add 1 Tbsp marinade, then seal the foil so the marinade will soak in while the vegetables are still hot (or put them in a bowl and cover with foil).  Repeat this process for the steak adding the remaining marinade.  Allow the meat to rest for 10 minutes. 
  6. Remove the vegetables and meat from the aluminum foil packets.  Arrange the zucchini and onions on a serving platter.  Cut the steak into strips and place on top of the vegetables.  Serve immediately.  

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How to Calculate Atkins Net Carbs

Atkins Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols/Glycerin (if applicable)