Friday, April 22, 2011

Steak Bites

Don't be turned off by this horrible picture.  These steak bites are absolutely divine.... a Pioneer Woman treat :) Beef's not my favorite subject to photograph (it's quite cantankerous!), but it's one of my favorite subjects to eat!  Big Red (ya, I know the name of the cow this steak came from) you are mighty tasty :)  If you're trying to make an impressive dinner, look no further.  This tasty entree is a keeper.  Enjoy :)

1 pound Sirloin Steak (without Much Gristle) OR Pre-cut Beef Tips

Kosher Salt To Taste
Fresh Ground Black Pepper To Taste
2 Tablespoons Butter

Trim off the large obvious piece of fat that runs along the side of the meat. Next, cut strips less than 1-inch wide. Rotate the meat and cut into small bite-sized pieces. If you see any more large chunks of fat, gristle or long silvery membrane, cut them off.

Sprinkle generously with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Toss the meat around a bit to thoroughly coat with the seasonings.

Next, turn on your ventilation fan overhead. Heat the skillet over medium high to high heat. As the pan heats, add about 2 tablespoons butter to the skillet. Allow the butter to melt, then brown, before you add the meat.

Place some of the meat in the pan in a single layer. It should sizzle loudly when it hits the pan – if it doesn’t, the pan isn’t hot enough. Don’t stir or disrupt the meat for 30-45 seconds. You want it to sizzle and brown on one side. Scoop as many steak bites as you can with your spatula and flip them over. Repeat until all the meat is turned. Cook for an additional 30 to 45 seconds—just long enough to sear the outside of the meat but NOT cook the inside.

Remove the meat to a clean plate. Add a little more butter to the pan and repeat the cooking process with the next batch just as before. Lastly, when all the meat is nicely browned and removed to the plate, pour all that browned/blackened butter all over the meat. And enjoy!


Megan said...

Looks GOOD! We are big beef eaters here too. I have 2 very active growing boys and a husband that wish steak were on the menu every night. I need to try these!

Also, that is awesome that you know the name of the cow. I need to go back to buying a 1/2 of beef from a local farmer too instead of from the supermarket. The quality is usually so much better, not to mention, you know what EVERYTHING is in it unlike store-bought (yes I've been watching food revolution).

Coleen's Recipes said...

Hubby is a HUGE meat eater, he would love this.

Chris said...

Obviously, as a BBQr I love beef (and pork, and chicken....) but I prefer to NOT know the name of my food, ha ha.

Rachel said...

Oh, Heidi, this looks SO good!!! Meat has been ridiculously expensive by us lately, but as soon as I see it go on sale, I will be anxious to try this recipe! My husband would inhale the meat, as is, but I'd love to saute some mushrooms and onions to go with it...YUM!!!