Steaks with Mushrooms, Blue
Cheese and Frizzled Shallots
- 4 beef round sirloin tip center steaks, cut 1 inch thick (about 8 ounces each)
- 4 slices thick-sliced bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 2 small shallots, thinly sliced, separated into rings
- 1 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
- 8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, diced
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/4 cup whipping cream
- 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped
- Cook bacon in nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp.
- Remove bacon with slotted spoon to paper towels, reserving 2 to 3 tablespoons
drippings in skillet. Set aside.
- Meanwhile combine flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in small
bowl. Add shallots; toss to coat.
- Heat bacon drippings over medium-high heat until hot. Add shallots. Cook
for 2 to 3 minutes or until well browned, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from skillet with slotted spoon to paper towels. Set aside.
- Reduce heat to medium. Season beef steaks evenly with remaining 1/4 teaspoon
- Place steaks in same skillet; cook for 14 to 15 minutes for medium rare
(145 degrees F) doneness, turning occasionally. Do not overcook.
- Remove to serving platter; season with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Keep
- Add mushrooms and water to skillet. Cook and stir for 3 to 5 minutes or
until mushrooms are tender.
- Add cream. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until cream is almost absorbed. Stir
in cheese and bacon.
- Spoon mushroom mixture over steaks. Top with shallots. Sprinkle with parsley.
Prep time: 10 min | Cook time: 30 min | Makes 4 servings
Recipe and photo credit: Cattlemen's Beef Board and National Cattlemen's Beef Association