Monday, February 11, 2013

Steak Bites

All of us love a good steak around here. When Mr. Lego was just learning to read, we went to a restaurant he wanted to order "steek." We have laughed about that for years!

I adore this recipe because even though I do most of the meat-cutting, cooking time is minimal and everyone is happy, happy, happy! There is no great secret to the seasoning, either - just butter, salt and pepper. Sometimes simpler is better!

Here's what you need:

1-2 lbs. sirloin steak, cut into bite-sized pieces (you can ask your butcher to do this for you)
sea salt and pepper to taste
3 TBSP butter

Season the steak bites liberally with sea salt. Allow to sit for about 10 minutes. The salt helps break down the fibers in the meat and makes for a more tender end result. Then sprinkle with pepper to taste.

Heat a skillet very hot. Melt about half the butter in the skillet. Add half of the steak bites at a time. Cook on one side without disturbing the pan. Flip the bites over after a minute and cook for another minute. You still want the meat to be a little pink, like a medium cooked steak. Remove from the skillet and add the remaining butter. Allow it to melt and heat up, then cook the second batch of meat.

When all of the meat is cooked to your liking, pour the pan juices over the entire batch.

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