GARLIC BUTTER STEAK BITES WITH LEMON ZUCCHINI NOODLES
1 1/4 lbs (450g) sirloin steak cut into small cubes
4 medium zucchini, spiralized (or a pack of store-bought Zucchini Noodles)
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons butter, divided
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/4 cup (60ml) beef or vegetable broth
1 tablespoon minced parsley
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes, optional
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce (or coconut amino for paleo and gluten-free)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon hot sauce (we used Sriracha)
Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1. In a mixing bowl, combine the ingredients for the marinade (soy sauce, olive oil, hot sauce, pepper, and lemon juice) and add the steak bites. Mix well and marinate for 15 to 20 minutes minimum, while preparing the other ingredients.
2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Drain steak from the marinade. Keep the remaining marinade for later.
3. Place the steak in the skillet in a single layer. Do not overcrowd the skillet or meat will steam, so you may have to work in batches depending on the size of your skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally until steak cubes are golden brown. Repeat with remaining meat if needed.
4. Add 2 tablespoons butter and garlic to the skillet; cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring to coat the meat in the sauce. Remove to a shallow plate and set aside.
5. In the same skillet, add butter, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, beef broth, and remaining marinade juices. Bring to a simmer and allow to reduce for 2-3 minutes, stirring regularly.
6. Add the spiralized zucchini noodles and toss for two to three minutes to cook it up. Stir in the fresh parsley and thyme, then allow the cooking juices to reduce for one minute if the zucchini renders too much water. Push the zucchini noodles on the side, add the steak bites back to the pan and reheat for another minute. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
You can also use tenderloin, rib eye, flank or strip steak if you like.
Zucchini tends to render a lot of water when cooking, so you can sprinkle with salt after spiralizing and allow to sit for a couple of minutes to take off excess water. Rinse well to get rid of salt and drain thoroughly in a colander before cooking.
Instead of broth, you can enrich the dish with dry white wine.
Jalepeno Popper steak crunch bombs
2 sirloin steaks, sliced thinly
2 tsp oil
1 cup cream cheese
1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1/4 cup sour cream
4 jalapeños finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
10 8" tortillas
1 can evaporated milk
2 cups grated cheddar
2 tbsp cornstarch
Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add steak and sear on all sides. Remove and drain.
Transfer steak to a bowl with cream cheese, sour cream, jalapeños and season with salt and pepper.
Lay down tortillas, in the centre place a small heap of grated cheese, topped with 2 tbsp of the steak mixture followed by more grated cheddar.
Fold tortilla around into a star shape. Arrange on a baking sheet. Bake at 180ºC for 10 minutes until golden brown and melted inside.
Meanwhile, make the cheese sauce. Heat the evaporated milk. Mix together cheese and cornstarch and add to the milk. Stir continuously until smooth and creamy.
Dip crunch wraps in the cheese sauce, enjoy!
Balsamic-Glazed Steak Rolls
8 thin slices sirloin or flank steak (length and width according to personal preference)
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Fresh rosemary, chopped
1 red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
1 green bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
1 medium zucchini, sliced into thin strips
1 medium yellow onion, halved and then thinly sliced
A few white button or cremini mushrooms, cut into thin strips
Rosemary Balsamic Glaze
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 large clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup dark balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons dry red wine
2 teaspoons brown sugar
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
1/4 cup Progresso™ beef-flavored broth
Rub each side of the steak slices with a little extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, freshly ground black pepper and some chopped fresh rosemary.
Heat one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook the vegetables until crisp-tender, seasoning with salt and pepper.
Place a few of the vegetable strips vertically on one end of each steak cutlet so that once rolled up the end of the vegetables are sticking out of each end of the steak roll.
Roll it up, and secure it with a toothpick. Repeat for each steak roll.
For the rosemary balsamic glaze: Heat the olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook for one minute, until fragrant. Add the balsamic vinegar, red wine, brown sugar and the rosemary sprigs and bring to a rapid boil. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Add the broth, return to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for another 15 minutes. Discard the rosemary sprigs.
Prepare the grill and grill on each side for about 2 minutes or according to desired doneness. Do the same if cooking them in a skillet, frying over medium-high heat until done.
Serve immediately drizzled with the rosemary balsamic glaze. Baked potatoes make a great accompaniment.