I visit The Obsessive Chef's website daily. Stephen is not afraid of anything in the kitchen. There are recipes on his site that I know I WANT to try, but might be a bit hesitant out of fear. There are also recipes on his site that I know I will never try...he even has a list of recipes: "The best __________ that you'll never make!" lol His site is full of interesting and very tasty recipes, you have to check it out if you have not been there yet. Recently, he's made a ton of recipes that I will make....eventually! (so many recipes, so little time!) The other day, he posted a recipe for Steak de Burgo that I KNEW I wanted to try asap! Fortunately, for me, I had steaks already on the menu for the following week AND I had all the ingredients on hand (YAY!). So the other night, I changed my planned meal and made Steak de Burgo instead. OH MAN, was I happy I did. This steak was scrumptious! Granted, I think the cut of beef I found had a little to do with it, but the seasoning you put on the steak and the SAUCE.... oh, yes, there's sauce.... YUM!!!
One more thing before I go....I finally figured out how to make a printable recipe link!! So now printing out recipes is that much easier!
Steak de Burgo
Adapted from The Obsessive Chef
1.18 lbs top sirloin steak
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper
1/2 Tablespoon bacon grease (**I used this because the original recipe calls for cooking the steaks in a pan on the stove, I wanted to grill them, so I thought the bacon grease would add a bit more flavor to the sauce...you could just as easily use extra virgin olive oil**)
1 garlic clove, peeled and halved
1/4 cup chicken broth
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into pieces
2 Tablespoons heavy cream
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Mix the 1/2 tsp oregano and 1/2 tsp garlic powder together in a small bowl. Season both sides of the steak with salt and pepper. Rub each side of the steak with olive oil and then season with the oregano/garlic mixture. Let rest at room temperature for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat your grill to medium high.
When the grill is ready, lay the steaks directly on the grate. Grill on each side for 5-10 minutes (depending on your desired doneness), turning the steak only once. Remove from grill and let rest 3-5 minutes before cutting into it.
While your steaks are cooking or resting, start the sauce. Heat the bacon grease in a small sauce pan over me medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for one minute. Slowly stir in the chicken broth. Let it boil for about 2 minutes (you might have to turn up the heat). Add the butter, heavy cream, and oregano. Let the sauce simmer for 3-5 minutes. Serve drizzled of the steaks....Enjoy!