Can you believe I’d never bought or cooked sirloin tips until a few days ago? I tend to stick with the same cuts of meat that I know how to prepare. Branching out in the meat department is a little scary. At least I think so.
But earlier this week I decided to purchase a 1 1/2 lb. package of sirloin tip steaks at the marked down price of $2.25/lb. I can’t pass up the opportunity to feed the family a meal of steak for less than $1/person!
Here’s what I did with the steaks, and it turned out pretty tasty:
Peppered sirloin tips and onions
1-2 lbs sirloin tip steak
1 medium onion, cut in 1/4-inch slices
2 garlic cloves, minced (or 1/2 tsp. garlic powder)
2 T. butter
1/2 tsp. Italian seasonings (oregano, basil, rosemary, marjoram, etc)
Cracked black pepper to taste (I like LOTS!)
Salt to taste
Heat butter in medium skillet over medium heat. Cook onions and garlic–and maybe some bell pepper if you have it–for approximately 15 minutes, until golden brown and yummy. (I think I ate half the onions before they made it to the dinner table.) Meanwhile, sprinkle steaks with Italian seasonings, pepper and salt to taste.
When onions are cooked, remove from pan and add steaks. Cook over medium heat 12-15 minutes (depending on thickness of steak), turning once or twice. Remove from pan and slice into thin strips. Put onions and sliced steak back into pan for a minute or two to warm them, then serve immediately.
A yummy and affordable red meat dinner.