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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Grilled New York Strip with Balsamic Steak Sauce

We haven't had steak in awhile.  With the cost of beef these days, it's not always the cheapest way to go.. and now with oil/gas prices going up, the cost is getting even more ridiculous, BUT, I was lucky to find some New York strips that were pretty dang cheap, so I thought, why not make something different for a change!

Actually, it gave me a good excuse to make a steak sauce :)  And not just any steak sauce, but a nice tart and tangy steak sauce made with balsamic vinegar.  I know that a good steak doesn't usually need a sauce - some even say it's sacrilegious to put sauce on steak - but my theory is... sure, it might not NEED it, but it if it's a good sauce (and this was a REALLY good sauce) what will it really hurt??

Grilled New York Strip with Balsamic Steak Sauce
Adapted from Food Network
- Serves 2 -
Printable Recipe 
2 New York strip steaks
Olive oil
6-8 sprigs of fresh rosemary
salt and pepper
For the sauce -
6 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
5 1/2 Tablespoons ketchup
2 Tablespoon honey
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon each:  allspice, salt, pepper, granulated sugar

Rub both sides of the steak with a little olive oil and season a bit with pepper.  Place rosemary sprigs on the steak and press them down a bit.  Refrigerate for 2 hours.

To make the sauce, add all ingredients to a small sauce pan/pot and stir to combine.  Heat over medium heat until it comes to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce has thickened.  Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Preheat grill to 400 degrees F.  Clean and oil grill grates.  Remove the rosemary sprigs from the steak and season with both sides with salt.  Place on the grill and grill about 4-5 minutes per side or until the steak is done to your liking.  Remove and allow to rest for 5 minutes.  Serve with sauce.  Enjoy!

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StephenC said...

Hmmm, maybe I should try this with my birthday ribeye!!

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Sounds and looks delicious! Love the dark rich color on the sauce Jenn. My FIL was one who was anti steak sauce. Good thing he's not around to see this one! I on the other hand LOVE steak sauce, and often think it's the best part of the steak. This looks like a keeper, bookmarked indeed!

The Slow Roasted Italian said...

Your steak sauce and steak both look mouthwatering delicious!

Pam said...

Mmmm. Perfectly cooked steak with a nice tangy sauce = heaven!

Yenta Mary said...

Ooooh, I haven't had a good steak in a long time either, and that looks amazing!!!

Big Dude said...

"We haven't had steak in awhile." - Actually, I didn't think you'd had it ever :-). Looks really good and I like the idea of homemade sauce.

Jennifurla said...

oh yes, and inspired by you I made a fab little dried dill sauce for our Tilapia...which I also learned from you how to make.

Pam said...

Ummm, it sounds good to me, Jenn! My dad would've had a fit if anyone put a sauce on his grilled steaks, but this sauce is a must try. I love that balsamic thing going on!

Lea Ann (Highlands Ranch Foodie) said...

Steak is good, sauced or not. I like the rosemary idea for this recipe, I'll have to try that. And a balsamic glaze is always appealing. Looks great!

We Are Not Martha said...

I don't make steak a whole lot in my own kitchen but now I'm thinking I need to start! This looks delicious!


Mary said...

Oooh, how did I miss this one!? I just pinned it to try soon. I even have steaks in the freezer. (and that is unusual for us too!)

Chris said...

I hear you on the steak prices. I only buy it by the whole ribeye to make it cheaper but that is still $6.99 a pound.

Michael Toa said...

I haven't had steak for a while as well... wonder why...
Anyway, this piece of meat looks beautiful. I don't mind a little bit of sauce on my steak, but if the sauce is this good, I want loads! :)

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