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What’s for Dinner? Simple Top Sirloin Steak!

May 24, 2010

Never mind the Ginormous 12in plates - this is a full, satisfying meal!

I  know, the title alone knocks your socks off.  But stay with me, I promise a scrumdilyicious dinner!  Top Sirloin Steak has gotten a boost recently, thanks to the P90X meal plan.  It’s the steak of choice for Tony Horton and crew.  Now, how to cook this lean cut of meat?

Turns out there’s an entire website devoted to Top Sirloin Steak recipes, interestingly enough, funded with ads for…what else…P90X.  Without getting into the whole discussion of where you should be buying your meat, I have been buying my Top Sirloin at Aldi.  Yep, that Aldi.  Lord love them, they have great food on the cheap.  (I have been doing LOTS of reading on buying organic and ‘real,’ but for now, I am buying on my Aldi-based budget.)

So if you want a simple, and delicious, healthy meal, you can’t go wrong with the following:

Simple Top Sirloin Steak
Roasted Potatoes
Steamed Broccoli

Simple Top Sirloin Steak – I normally make recipes my own.  Not this one.  It’s about perfect.

1 1/2 lbs top sirloin steak
1 tablespoon olive oil
kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste

1. Set broiler to high setting.
2. Brush steak with oil, salt and pepper.
3. Place a piece of foil on the bottom rack to catch drippings.
4. Place steak on rack above. Cook for 6 minutes.
5. Flip steak, cook additional 6 minutes.
6. Remove and let rest for 3 to 5 minutes.

Side Note – the first time we made this, the meat melted in our mouth.  The second time, it was a bit tougher.  Was it frozen too long?  Just not as good a cut?  We don’t know.  Next time, I’ll probably pound the meat for a second or two with my meat tenderizer.

Roasted Potatoes

A mix of sweet and russet potatoes, one large potato per two people
1/4 cup of olive oil
Seasoning of choice – for this, I used a Parmesan Garlic Herb Mix from Pampered Chef
(or mix your own garlic powder, fresh ground pepper, grated parmesan)

1. Preheat oven to 425.
2. Cut potatoes in small, bite size pieces, toss into a bag with the olive oil and seasonings.  Coat evenly.
3. Pour contents into shallow baking sheet and bake for 35-45 minutes.

Fresh Steamed Broccoli

Um..cut broccoli and steam it.  =)
If you have a steam basket, perfect.  If not, you can always cook it in a pan with a small amount of boiling water on the bottom.
Cook until bright green (five minutes or so), and a not a moment longer!  Overcooked broccoli not only tastes mediocre, but has lost most of its important nutrients.

Bon Appetite!

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