Super Simple 30-Minute Menus
Canadian Top Sirloin,
Buttered Bi-Colored Sweet Corn on the Cob and Seasoned Button Mushrooms

This is an excellent dinner any time of year, but I especially like it when sweet corn is in season! The corn couldn’t be any sweeter than when it’s prepared in this time-saving manner. Every bit of this juicy steak melts in your mouth. This is a winning menu that I am sure you will make over and over again. 

Canadian Top Sirloin
Calories: 146 (30% fat); Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 46mg; Carbohydrate: 0g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Protein: 24g; Sodium: 223mg; Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat
Yield: 6 servings (4 ounces per serving)


pounds boneless top sirloin steak, cut 1-inch thick


teaspoons minced bottled garlic
1-1/2 teaspoons steak seasoning 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
Buttered Bi-Colored Sweet Corn on the Cob
Calories: 94 (25% fat); Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Carbohydrate: 17g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Protein: 3g; Sodium: 45mg; Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat
Yield: 6 servings (1 ear per serving)


ears fresh bi-colored sweet corn


tablespoons light butter
  Light popcorn salt 1 hotdog bun
Seasoned Button Mushrooms
Calories: 27 (0% fat); Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Carbohydrate: 5g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Protein: 3g; Sodium: 333mg; Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable
Yield: 6 servings (4 to 6 mushrooms per serving)


(8-ounce) packages fresh button mushrooms


tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons light soy sauce 2 tablespoons fat-free Italian salad dressing
2 tablespoons water    


Set timer for 30 minutes to begin.

30 MINUTES BEFORE DINNER, preheat the outdoor gas grill on high and start the steak. Remove all visible fat from 2 lb boneless top sirloin steak. Place the steak on a large cutting board. Rub 11⁄2 t minced garlic on top of the steak.
Sprinkle with -1⁄2 t steak seasoning and 1 t liquid smoke. Pierce the steak with a fork numerous times to help season the steaks. Set aside.
25 MINUTES BEFORE DINNER, prepare the corn. Remove and discard the husks from 6 ears bi-colored sweet corn. Dampen a dish towel with water. Place the towel in the middle of a carousel microwave plate. Rinse the ears of corn under water. Do not dry. Stack the corn into a pyramid shape in center of the wet towel. Wrap the towel over the corn to help it remain moist while it cooks. 
Cook for 6 minutes.
20 MINUTES BEFORE DINNER, make the mushrooms. Rinse 2 packages button mushrooms under cold running water. Place the mushrooms in a medium nonstick saucepan, along with the Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, Italian salad dressing, and 2 t water. Cook over medium heat until boiling. Cover and turn off the heat.
15 MINUTES BEFORE DINNER, rearrange the corn in the microwave and cook an additional 6 minutes. Turn off heat to the mushrooms. Cover and leave the mushrooms in the pan until ready to serve dinner.
Rearrange the ears of corn and microwave another 6 minutes.
10 MINUTES BEFORE DINNER, place the steak at a 45-degree angle on the preheated grill. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, and then press the steak firmly with tongs to create grill marks into the meat. Close the lid of grill and cook the steak over high heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Rotate the steak 45 degrees to create diamond-shaped grill marks. Cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes.*
7 MINUTES BEFORE DINNER, rearrange the ears of corn within the pyramid and cook another 6 minutes.
5 MINUTES BEFORE DINNER, turn over the steak and grill the same way, cooking for 4 to 6 minutes for medium rare to medium. Cook longer if you prefer medium-well or well-done steaks.
3 MINUTES BEFORE DINNER, place the mushrooms in serving bowl with a slotted spoon. Place the corn on a serving plate. Place the steak on another serving plate. Spread 2 T butter in the center of the hot dog bun (or a slice of bread) and place on a small plate. Have guests roll their own ear of corn in the buttered bread.
* NOTE: A meat thermometer should read 145 degrees for medium rare steaks.
Supplies List
• Timer
Medium nonstick saucepan with lid
2 serving plates
Small plate
Outdoor gas grill
Grocery List
1 hot dog bun (or a slice of bread)
Fat-free Italian salad dressing
Liquid smoke
6 ears fresh bi-colored sweet corn
2 (8-ounce) packages fresh button mushrooms
2 pounds boneless top sirloin steak
Light butter
Pantry List
Worcestershire sauce
Light soy sauce
Minced garlic
Steak seasoning
Light popcorn salt