Aug 22, 2011

Quick Skillet Steak with Onions and Mushrooms



Meat lovers will LOVE this quick weeknight steak dish!

Mushrooms and onions are the perfect compliment to steak, plus they add bulk without added calories or fat. A great example of using steak as a condiment.

Originally when I made this steak dish, it was intended for my steak sandwich recipe, but since this is also so good over rice, I felt it deserved it's own post. (Steak and cheese sandwich recipe coming tomorrow!) Serve this with a salad and you have a complete meal!

Have all your vegetables sliced and ready before you start cooking, this takes only minutes to make once everything is prepped. Enjoy : )


Quick Skillet Steak with Onions and Mushrooms
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1/4th (about 4 oz) • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 2 pts  
Calories: 95.4 • Fat: 4.1 g • Protein: 12.5 g • Carb: 3.5 g • Fiber: 1.0 g • Sugar: 1.1 g Sodium: 26.8 mg (without salt)

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 lb thin cut beef round sandwich steaks
  • 1/2 large onion, sliced into rings
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 4 seconds cooking spray (I like Smart Balance)
  • garlic powder to taste
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

Directions:

Slice beef into thin strips. Season with salt, garlic powder and fresh pepper to taste. Heat a large skillet over high heat. When the skillet is very hot, spray with cooking spray and add half of the beef. Cook one minute, then turn steak and cook an additional 30 seconds. Set aside in a large dish.


Spray the skillet again and when it gets hot add the remaining steak, cooking one minute, then turning and cooking 30 seconds more. Add remaining steak to the dish. Return skillet to heat and spray once again with cooking spray; add onions and season with salt and pepper. Cook one minute, then turn and cook onions an additional 30 seconds or until onions are golden.


Lower heat to medium and add 1/2 tsp olive oil to the skillet, add mushrooms, salt and pepper and lightly spray the top of the mushrooms with cooking spray. Cook 1 1/2 minutes, then turn mushrooms and cook another minute and a half. Add to dish with steak and onions and stir to combine. Serve over rice.

101 comments :

  1. YEAH!!! looks amazing, putting it on my list for this week!! you rock Gina!!

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  2. The points are so low I think I'm making it again!

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  3. mmm ... sounds delish! I bet it would be yummy fajita filling as well.

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  4. You can't go wrong with mushrooms, onions and steak! And you're right, the mushrooms add so much flavour without adding tons of extra calories or fat!
    - Brittany

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  5. Anyone have a suggestion for a substitute if you don't like mushrooms? Be kind...I really wish I liked them! Life would be so much easier.

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    1. is it the flavor or texture you dont like about them? I didnt like white button mushrooms but the little brown ones I fell in love with, different flavor. Also large shitaki mushrooms taste more like beef. Anyway if you dont like mushrooms you can use zucchini or squash...what ever hearty veggie you do like

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  6. Yumm!! This looks so great! Definitely making it this week! Love how it's super easy and quick to make..I always love topping my steak with sauteed onions and I love mushrooms too so I have a feeling this is going to be a favorite recipe of mine! I can't wait to make it, thanks Gina!

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  7. This looks good. I think I would even consider throwing in a can of diced tomatoes.

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  8. to the mushroom hater - lol just kidding! - I think asparagus maybe or even spinach would work well as a substitute

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  9. Mushroom hater- Peppers always go great with steak and onions! Tomatoes too :)

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  10. this looks perfect! mushrooms and onions are the best with steak

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  11. is there another name for this cut of meat? having trouble finding it in the beef section of the grocery store. thanks!

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    1. I would just use a nice flank steak or a round steak cut thinly across the grain. You could even use stew meat, however that might be a little tougher unless you marinate it first. A good marinade for this might be some Worcestershire Sauce. The acid helps to break down the meat a little and tenderizes it. It is also good when broiling or barbecuing.

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  12. What exactly is "thin cut beef round sandwich steaks"? What cut of meat is this? It looks delish and I can't wait to make!

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  13. mike ansell8/22/11, 1:39 PM

    it is round steak, cut thin. Round is a cut of beef

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    1. What's the difference between inside round and outside round though?
      Can I use inside? And doesn't this type of steak need marinating to make it tender before cooking? Tnx

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  14. mike ansell8/22/11, 1:41 PM

    I'm sure you could substitute lean sirloin without affecting the fat content too much

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  15. To people asking what this cut of meat is: if you can find "cube steak" or "minute steak" in your grocery store meat department, those are the same thing.

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  16. I made something very similar this weekend with peppers instead of mushrooms. Great minds think alike. I made mine a wrap with low carb tortillas, swiss and horsey sauce.

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  17. This might be a silly question, but I don't cook with onions ever, what kind of onions do you use?

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  18. I love how simple this! I feel like this is something that you know you have all the ingredients on hand and you could mix in tomatoes, green/red peppers, etc as well for a super quick dinner! Once again Gina comes through!

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  19. Round steak is pretty lean, they sell sandwich steaks that are sliced thin. Ask in the meat department. If not you could buy a London broil and slice it thin.

    I used a regular yellow onion, nothing fancy! White would work too.

    Wendy, sounds yummy!

    Lauren, this is a quick dinner everyone in my house loves! You can double this and have teak sandwiches for lunch the next day. Steak and cheese sandwich is posting tomorrow.

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  20. You could probably also bulk this up with sliced zucchini or other summer squash instead of mushrooms. Sounds great!

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  21. Simple and delicious. My favorite!

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  22. I just did this tonight with a flat iron steak. Super tender and low fat. I make enough to throw on a salad the next day.

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  23. I just made this for my husband and I and it was WONDERFUL. He keeps talking about how yummy it was. I have made so many of your recipes and I just must say that I don't know what I would do without your blog. I love how you hardly ever use artificial ingredients. Thank you!!!

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  24. I made this tonight and the boyfriend couldn't stop commenting about how delicious it was. And it was. Thank you Gina. I used eye round steak. Is that okay? I think that is the right cut of meat.

    Shannon NYC

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  25. Colette Baker8/22/11, 8:59 PM

    Wanted spmething "special" for tomorrow. Gonna try this with the peppers as well and think it will be a fajita night. Gonna make your Salsa Picante Roja with it and have some light sour cream.. My mouth is watering already. Might add some Chipotle peppers as I LOVE them.
    Colette

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  26. I actually made this last night for dinner! (Only saw your recipe now, the following day). I added coriander and cumin spice to the meat to give it a more "Moroccan" flavor. Worked really well!

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  27. I'm so happy you all enjoyed it!

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  28. Hi, this dish is a delight, I've tried, especially the onion rings are excellent, and that the dish my husband I did not cook.

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  29. I have discovered a cut of beef called flat iron steak, kind of like skirt steak, but not as tough. Just marinate it in your favorite marinade, cook it any way you like, grill, stove top etc. It is really yummy! I fixed mine on my grill pan along with some thick slices of onion, really good! Thanks, Gina for all of your great recipes!

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  30. Hi, Gina! I must say your recipes are always great. I have sandwich steak out for tonight & this looks really good. I think I'm going to make it. I have canned mushrooms instead of fresh, which I guess will work just as well.
    Silly question. Did you use white or brown rice with it? Just wondering which would be better
    Thanks

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  31. Oh boy Gina, this looks like a great one - my better half is a real meat eater; therefore there is a lot of 'heated discussion' over the meal choices - he would eat beef every night - so beef v. chicken is s hot topic; to not having to bbq steak on a regular basis would be a real treat - I'm sure that this is going to be a favourite; so many possibilities, i.e. peppers; fajitas; etc etc Thanks for all your encouragement and great recipes.

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  32. This would be great over white or brown rice, whatever you prefer. Quinoa would be a nice side too.

    Anon- hope you b.f. likes it!

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  33. Made this tonight! Delicious! Thanks again Gina for great, tasty recipes!!!

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  34. making this tonight! I love your recipes - I try one at least once a week. Thank you!

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  35. I am a little confused on the points+ because the last time I checked 4oz of steak was 4point+ am I calculating correctly?

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  36. I made this for supper tonight. Unbelievably de-lish!!

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  37. i saw this today online and had to make it for dinner tonight... it was SOO delicious! i cant wait to have leftovers tomorrow as a steak sandwich!

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  38. Christina- 4 oz includes onions and mushrooms, you'll notice this only uses 8 oz beef total for 4 servings.

    So glad you all liked it, I can eat this every week!!

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  39. Just made this tonight!! It was so yummy, and easy to make! (I did trip the smoke detector, so next time, I'll try making it on lower heat)

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  40. This was GREAT served over rice! My husband is very picky about the way this cut of meat is cooked but LOVED this. I used baby bella's for the mushrooms and even my 5 and 7 year olds enjoyed it. Keep the recipe's coming Gina!

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  41. This looks like it could be turned into stroganoff in no time flat!

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  42. I have this on the stove cooking right now and it smells so good!!!

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  43. This is the first recipe I have used from your site and may I say... I am blown away! So So So good! I will definitely be coming back for more. Have you ever thought about doing a cooking series of videos online? Like giving little tips and such?

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  44. Im so excited to make this tonight!!! Looks great!

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  45. I made this for dinner tonight! AMAZING! I served it over brown rice with Worcestershire sauce, fresh green beans tossed in sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds and fresh bread from the farmers market! DELICIOUS!!

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  46. I'm making this today. Can I use skirt steak?

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  47. You could but it has a lot more fat so the nutritional info would change.

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  48. I am making this tomorrow...wow..another great one Gina. I am so in love with your blog. THANKS for all you do.

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  49. wow this was amazing and so fast! also, very cheap...only $3 worth of meat for a lot of food. Gina, you should keep posting inexpensive, tasty recipes like this one...newly married and budget-conscious people like myself would be very grateful :)

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  50. I made this tonight and added zucchini!!! Omg too die for with a hint of Mrs. Dash instead of salt and served over rice.!! thanks!!!

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  51. I made this tonight and it was absolutely wonderful! Husband raved and raved. Thank you for taking the time to post these recipes!

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  52. I love this recipe! My husband thought it was really hearty and fatty.... little did he know it was WW!! I added green onions and zucchini. It was delicious! Then added some peppers to the leftovers for fajitas the next day! Amazing!

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  53. I made this tonight over brown rice and it was great. I added a cup of beef broth and reduced it for a little sauce...very, very good!

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  54. I made this tonight almost exact. I had sirloin steak. I sliced it raw against the grain and it cooked perfectly. I used onions and mushrooms. I will add peppers next time too, I just didn't have any. I served it with brown rice. My kids ate the steak and rice, no veggies, but my hubby loved it!!!

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  55. The beef steak I used was a little tough and chewy. Is this just me or is it normal? I may be slicing it wrong? I did season it and cook it first as opposed to slicing it THEN cooking it...

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  56. how am i supposed to print this recipe?

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  57. I made this tonight and it was absolutely delicious :D

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  58. Instead of the oil with the mushrooms, use Worchestishire sauce (I just butchered that). It makes the dish even more flavorful!

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  59. If you have a hunter in the family you can substitute venison for the beef. you can triple your serving size and keep the same point count

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  60. I found "thin cut beef round sandwich steaks" in the beef section at walmart. You just have to really look because there's not a whole lot of them. I picked through 5 or 6 packages.
    Can't wait to make this tonight. (stomach is growling now lol!) My hubby is a meat & potatoes kind of guy, so he will love this I'm sure.

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  61. made this with flank steak. it was delicious.

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  62. Stumbled across this recipe because I bought what I thought was "cheaper" meat. Got 4 of these little steaks for $2.69. Just made this recipe for myself with two of the little steaks, half a small white onion, and two cremini mushrooms. One word: AMAZING. Thanks so much for the idea. I believe I'll be using the other two steaks for the same thing next week!!

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  63. I am making this tonight topped with a little Tzatziki sauce and served on a Flatout 90 cal. flatbread. I can't wait!

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  64. I'm making this for my husband's "welcome home " dinner... the only question I have is, do I use fresh or canned mushrooms? It looks like fresh from the picture, but I just want to be sure. Thanks, it looks amazing and I can't wait to try it :)

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  65. I am also a mushroom hater-lol! But I made this with an entire onion, and 8oz mixed red and green bell peppers instead of the mushrooms and it was so good and simple! I just had mine topped with Swiss cheese but my husband had his as the sandwich

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  66. I finally returned to WW after 7 years and 3 kids... this time convinced the hubby to join. Day 2 and we are excited because of all the delicious looking recipes you have come up with! Tried the steak, mushrooms and onion tonight, YUM! My husband said way better than the junk we normally eat, and so much healthier! Thank you, thank you Gina for all your time and devotion... have to admit I am a little jealous of all of your talents. Can't wait to create some of the adorable gifts that you display so beautifully. I am hooked on this website!

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  67. This was amazing! Thanks so much! I did have to change to chicken because beef is expensive here in Japan.

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  68. hey, i was wondering how you calculated the calories? i tried to calculate on my own and got 137 calories per serving instead of 95. thanks! love all of your recipes!

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  69. Made this the other day... it was AMAZING! Delish!

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  70. My question, would you suggest any kind of sauce for this? I feel it would work well with something to top it.

    Thanks!

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  71. Heck with round steak, I'm cutting up some ribeye and sprinkle some Daddy Hinkle seasoning.. First I'll marinate the steak in Daddy Hinkle marinade for about 15-30 mins.

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    1. Exactly what I was thinking. Best marinade
      out there

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  72. thanks so much for this!!! your points calculation of 2pts is just the steak and stuff no rice right? thanks!

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  73. Yes , it is 2pts + without the rice. Made this tonight after my ww meeting. All I have to say is awesome ! I bought steak you would use making fajitas. Thinly pre sliced used 2 steaks after weighing them out & have 2 steaks for next time. Defintely will be my standby for quick & low points dinner.

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  74. I just made this for lunch! Excellent! Thanks so much, made it into sandwiches.

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  75. Made this for phillys the other night and absolutely loved it! My husband liked it so much that I am making it again tonight to serve over rice. So glad I found your website, I am making one of your meals every night this week!

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  76. This was delicious. I served it with grilled zucchini. My only criticism is that IT didn't make enough for the four of us. We couldn't get enough. Next time I will double the recipe. The points are so low I know I'll be able to do it. this was definitely a keeper. so fast and easy.

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    1. Yeah, I can eat 2 portions, I love my steak!

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  77. I made it yesterday!
    Tasty!
    But it wasn't very fast unless of my old electric cooker.

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  78. I made this tonight with fresh steamed green beans and baby new potatoes. It was so fast and so so good!

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  79. Total hit with the boyfriend! I loved it as well. We had it as sandwhiches. And super super easy!

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  80. I am going to make this tonight. I think I will reconstitute some dried porcini with fat free beef broth and add them in for a little more "bulk". I have made so many of your recipes, and have yet to find one that we don't love. I give out this site's address at WW meetings every week.

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  81. Made this for dinner tonight. So easy and very tasty!

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  82. Am I reading those cooking times correctly? Only a few minutes total?

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  83. Found this on Pinterest.... made it with some venison tenderloin. I just got everything off the stove and can't wait to dig in!! Looks and smells AMAZING!

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  84. Loved this! I love it when the recipe doesn't require a ton of prep or cooking time and it was very tasty.

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  85. Put this concoction in a flour tortilla with some pepper jack cheese

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  86. I made this last nite. DELICIOUS. I used this in a Whole Wheat Pita. I mixed a little bit of light sour cream with horseradish mustard & grated 1/2 a cucumber & some garlic powder for a lite sauce for a light Beef Gyro. For my husbands Gyro I added 2% shredded cheese since everything he eats has to have cheese on it. THANKS again Gina, for a great, lighter tastier meal.

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  87. Just made this tonight....delicious....even my son's dog downstairs came up with the smell...only change I made was replacing mushrooms with spinach....placed over grain rice....so easy to make and fast....

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  88. Made this last night for dinner, such a HIT!!! Very tasty! Defiantly making this again SOON! So GRATEFUL I found this website! Making a lifestyle change and this is defiantly helping me commit to be fit!

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  89. this is so amazing. my boyfriend loved it! ^_^

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  90. Plan to use green pepper instead of mushrooms! :) Cant wait to try making this tonight!!

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  91. if you truly hate mushrooms can you double up on the onions and cut out the olive oil?

    Thanks!
    Taliah

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