Not as healthy as the Beef Rolls but using lean cuts of beef does make a difference. If you’re not sure on what qualifies as a lean cut of beef, check out the lean beef section at Beef, it’s what’s for dinner. They have a handy wallet card for download so that you can carry with when you go to pick out your cuts of beef.
I had a few problems with this one and I think it’s just my small town but I was unable to find shiitake mushrooms and blue cheese. I should have chosen a different recipe but once my man saw it, there was no turning back. So I substituted portobello mushrooms and mexican crumble cheese for the two.
All three of my guys LOVED it!! They were drooling as I was making it and kept asking, “when will it be done?”. I don’t eat mushrooms but the flavor was very good overall. I was really surprised at how fast making this was. I really had a good time and was very pleased with the outcome.
- 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 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 pepper. Place steaks in same skillet; cook 14 to 15 minutes for medium rare doneness, turning occasionally. Do not overcook. Remove to serving platter; season with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Keep warm.
Add mushrooms and water to skillet. Cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Add cream. Cook 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 minutes
- Cook time: 30 minutes
- Total recipe time: 40 minutes
- Makes 4 servings
- This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc.