Low Carb Sirloin Steak With Queso Shrimp Sauce

"This is a low carbers dream that is elegant enough to serve at dinner parties!"
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  • Mix salt, pepper and garlic powder together then sprinkle on both sides of the steaks and set steaks aside to sit at room temperature for 5 minutes.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over med/high heat and tilt skillet to coat.
  • Sear steaks for 3 minutes on each side for med/rare (go 1 minute longer per side for medium.
  • Remove steaks and keep warm.
  • Heat remaining oil in skillet and add zucchini, onions and tomato.
  • Saute for 3 minutes until veggies start to color slightly, stirring often.
  • Add shrimp and cook another 2 minutes until shrimp turns pink.
  • Add broth and cream and bring to a boil then turn off the heat and add the cheese, stirring to melt.
  • Spoon sauce over the steaks OR slice steaks very thinly and stir back into the veggie sauce mixture then mound on plates.

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  1. This is a GREAT low carb recipe! Definitely company-worthy! I added 1/2 teaspoon cayenne to the cheese sauce and doubled the vegetables. The cheese sauce turns out very smooth. I did barbecue the steaks, though, using Ina Garten's foolproof steak recipe for a charcoal grill, and I also tossed in a couple handfuls of soaked mesquite chips over the coals. I am always a bit nervous about grilling steaks (they're a treat at our house), but this came out terrific!
  2. I have just finished eating this for lunch and it was wonderful! I loved the sauce on top of the steak. I left out the zucchini as I didn't have any and I also grilled my steak before topping. I will be sure to make this again as it is so great tasting.
  3. This was out of this world good. I can't believe how this tasted. It was like eating a steak from a steakhouse. I will be making this steak again and again. I followed the recipe to a T and everything was perfect. Thank you for such a darn good recipe.


  1. I added 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne to the cheese sauce. I have also doubled the vegetables.


Greetings everyone! My name is Mary and I am a native Floridian. I live in Central Florida with my wonderful husband of 13+ years. I enjoy cooking simple dishes with simple ingredients.
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