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Yum Yum Steak!!! July 23, 2009

Filed under: dinner,Steak — Vanessita! @ 12:24 pm
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I have a confession for you guys today: I do not own a real grill.

Wait, it gets better.

I’ve really never ever grilled in my entire life.

I know, sad isn’t it?!

Growing up my parents never owned a grill- and when they finally bought one I was about to move out and my brother took possession of it and didn’t let any of us touch it.

Hubs and I have a George Foreman grill- I love since it cooks things really quick but its such a pain to clean!!!  We actually take turns now- he washes it one time and I’ll wash it the next.  It’s such a pain since we can’t remove the grill plates (on our model).
So lately I’ve been making everything in a skillet… and boy do I love it.  The skillet provides super easy clean-up… only one pan to clean- we don’t even have to fight over whose turn it is to clean because it’s such a small task neither of us minds.

So for the past few months I’ve “grilled” all my chicken, steaks, burgers, EVERYTHING on a skillet.  When I came across this recipe on the WC board I knew I had to try it.  The title really caught my attention “Best Steak Ever”… oh really? That’s a bold claim- and man, it sure was one MIGHTY tasty steak.

This is also an easy recipe to make.  It did take a quick trip to the grocery store since I don’t normally buy shallots (green onions) but since I had some wine on hand (thanks Judy!) I figured it was worth a try.


The Best Steak Ever
From: What Recipe (Thanks Catherine!)

1 tbsp oil
1 sirloin steak, seasoned with your favorite combination
1 large shallot, minced I love the taste of shallots so I added 2 🙂
3/4 cup beef broth I added an extra splash, just because I felt like it.
1/4 cup red wine I also added an extra splash of this- hey, the steak was calling for it! Don’t judge me! 🙂
1 tbsp butter

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil and heat thru. Add steak and sautee 4 minutes each side or until medium. Remove from skillet, place on a plate and tent with tinfoil and keep warm.

Add shallots to pan and sautee for about 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Combine beef broth and red wine and add to pan. Reduce by half. Add in drippings from steak and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes. Then add in butter, stirring until melted and combined. Remove from heat.

So, that’s it!
Super easy and SOOOO tasty!

Next time you’re in the mood for steak and you don’t want to haul the grill out or mess with the cleaning- I highly recommend this recipe!