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    Steak Tips with Mushrooms and Blue Cheese

    Source of Recipe

    From "The Best Simple Recipes" by America's Test Kitchen

    Recipe Introduction

    "We love combining beef with meaty mushrooms and salty blue cheese, so we make a portobello mushroom sauce for our steak tips and whisk in half of the blue cheese at the end to add richness and ensure that each bite is packed with blue cheese flavor. Steak tips, also known as flap meat, are sold as whole steaks, cubes, and strips; we prefer to buy whole steaks and cut them ourselves."

    List of Ingredients

    ◦ 1 ½ pounds steak tips, cut into 2-inch pieces
    ◦ Salt and pepper
    ◦ 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    ◦ 4 portobello mushroom caps, halved and sliced thin
    ◦ 2 shallots, halved and sliced thin
    ◦ ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth
    ◦ ½ cup heavy cream
    ◦ ½ cup crumbled blue cheese
    ◦ 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives


    Pat steak tips dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking. Add steak tips and cook until browned all over and cooked to desired doneness, 6 to 10 minutes. Transfer to platter and tent with foil.

    Add remaining oil, mushrooms, and ½ teaspoon salt to empty skillet. Cover and cook over medium heat until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add shallots and cook until softened, about 1 minute. Stir in broth, cream, and any accumulated beef juices and simmer, scraping up any browned bits, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Off heat, whisk in ¼ cup cheese. Pour sauce over meat and sprinkle with remaining cheese and chives. Serve.

    Serves 4

    ❧ Simple Side—Sautéed Cherry Tomatoes:

    Heat 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until almost smoking. Add 4 cups cherry tomatoes, halved, and sprinkle with 2 teaspoons sugar. Cook 1 minute, tossing frequently. Stir in one minced garlic clove and cook until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil and season with salt and pepper.

    Serves 4




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