As part of our healthier endeavors for 2014, we are trying to eat at home more, and have been trying out a bunch of new recipes from Pinterest. Gwen loves steak! and I like Blue Cheese & mushrooms. So, when I stumbled upon a recipe for Steak Tips with Mushrooms & Blue Cheese it seemed like a sure fire winner! Overall it was a success, but next time we aren’t going to use pre-cut meat (it was tougher than I wanted it to be, that’s what I get for looking for a short cut).
First I gathered my ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds of sirloin tips cut into 2″ pieces, salt & pepper, 3 tbsp.vegetable oil, 4 Portobello mushroom caps, 2 shallots, 1/2 cup chicken broth, 1/2 cup cream, 1/2 blue cheese crumbles, fresh chives (for garnish).
Once I had everything together, I rinsed the meat, patted it dry and seasoned it with some salt & pepper. Then I heated a tablespoon of oil in a medium skillet until it was just starting to smoke. When the oil was hot enough, I added the seasoned meat and cooked it for about 9 minutes (until it was well browned).
Once it was done, I removed the meat and covered it. Then I added the other 2 tablespoons of oil, the thinly sliced mushrooms and shallots and cooked covered until they were softened. It took about 5 minutes for everything to cook down.
Next I added the chicken broth, heavy cream, and the drippings from the reserved meat. Once everything was mixed in, I simmered it until it thickened, which took about 5 minutes.
When it had gotten thicker, (don’t freak out, because the sauce looks kind of grey) I turned off the heat and stirred in 1/4 cup of the blue cheese crumbles.
Then it was time to plate everything. I grabbed some meat, poured on some of the sauce, and garnished with some of the remaining blue cheese crumbles and the chives.
It was really yummy, even if it wasn’t as pretty as the picture online… Has that ever happened to you?