Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Onion-Stuffed Sirloin with Mushroom Saute

Yet again, the hubby decided to cook dinner for us.  Hmmm...maybe he should start writing the blog :D.  Anyhoo, this recipe is from Better Homes and Gardens: Great Cooking for Two (circa 1992  ) page # 10:


1/2  of a small  onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
1  clove  garlic, minced
1  tablespoon  margarine or butter
1/8  teaspoon  lemon-pepper seasoning or pepper
1  8-ounce  boneless beef top sirloin steak, cut 1-1/2 inches thick
3/4  cup  sliced fresh shiitake or other mushrooms
1  tablespoon  margarine or butter
1  teaspoon  cornstarch
1  teaspoon  Worcestershire sauce
1/2  teaspoon  instant beef bouillon granules
1  tablespoon  dry red or white wine
1. For stuffing, in a small saucepan cook the onion and garlic in margarine or butter until onion is tender but not brown. Remove from heat. Stir in the lemon-pepper seasoning or pepper. Set aside.

2. Make a pocket in the steak by cutting a deep horizontal slit. Spoon the stuffing into the pocket. If necessary, secure opening of the pocket with a wooden toothpick.

3. To grill, place steak on the rack of an uncovered grill. Grill directly over medium-hot coals to desired doneness, turning once. (Allow 14 to 18 minutes for rare, 18 to 22 minutes for medium, or 24 to 28 minutes for well-done).

4. Or, to broil, place steak on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat to desired doneness, turning once. (Allow 14 to 18 minutes for rare, 19 to 22 minutes for medium, or 23 to 28 minutes for well-done).

5. Meanwhile, for mushroom sauce, in a small saucepan cook the mushrooms in margarine or butter until tender. In a small bowl stir together the cornstarch, Worcestershire sauce, bouillon granules, and 1/2 cup water. Carefully add to the saucepan. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Stir in wine. To serve, cut steak in half. Transfer steak halves to individual plates. Pour sauce over steak. Makes 2 servings.

Menu Suggestion: Grill new potatoes to round out the meal.

nutrition facts
Servings Per Recipe 2 servings Calories319, Total Fat (g)18, Saturated Fat (g)5, Cholesterol (mg)76, Sodium (mg)504, Carbohydrate (g)12, Protein (g)27, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
No substitutions per se, but the choices used were red wine, pepper instead of lemon pepper, and the mushrooms were morel mushrooms (my uncle grows them). Also, we used two 4 oz steaks instead of one 8 oz steak.  Wow.  My man keeps hitting it out of the park!  This honestly tasted like a restaurant meal.  This wasn't a special occasion, but you could easily use this for a romantic evening or any occasion.


1 comment:

  1. This one i will definitely use. It sounds delicious.