If you haven’t noticed a theme the past few weeks from my blog – things have been crazy around here. At least, during the week. Hence the cheese fries and casseroles.
Nothing wrong with those foods, because, you know, they’re delicious. But sometimes it’s nice to have a special meal. You know, slow down the pace, sip on a glass of wine, not have to rush off anywhere or get the laundry folded?
I was grabbing some quick groceries at Target the other week and came across some “Laura’s Lean Beef” organic sirloin steaks. They were a pretty good price (about $6.00 – think what you’d pay at a restaurant!) and were vacuum sealed in their own juices so they looked super tender.
So I tested out this recipe and the verdict was: it’s pretty darn delicious! I’ve been known to scramble around a little when it’s time to eat, but this one is pretty simple with some prep work done ahead of time. I recommend an easy starch like rice or potatoes to soak up some of the delicious sauce…that’s just a necessity.
I must say, if time preparing a meal is not a luxury you have, but the time to savor one sounds like pure bliss – you should definitely give this one a try!
Bistro Steak with Red Wine Sauce (Serves 2 / 10 pts. per serving)
2 (6 oz.) sirloin steaks, trimmed of fat
1/2 Tbsp. canola oil
2 Tbsp. shallot, chopped
2 tsp. ground thyme
4 fl. oz. red wine
1/2 cup fat-free beef broth
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/2 Tbsp. dried parsley
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 Tbsp. butter
Heat oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle steaks with 1/4 tsp. salt and pepper. Cook steaks in oil for 4-5 minutes on each side. Remove from heat and let rest 5 minutes.
Saute shallots and thyme in remaining oil for 1 minute before adding wine. Cook 2-3 minutes until majority of liquid evaporates. Add beef broth and cook 5 minutes until liquid thickens and reduces by half. Whisk in remaining salt and pepper, and add butter and mustard.
Slice steak into strips across the grain and top with sauce. Sprinkle with parsley and serve…
And don’t forget something to soak up all of that delicious sauce…
Hope y’all have a great weekend!