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Cook1 hr 55 mins
Based on other sirloin tip recipes I've made in the past, here's how we've tweaked the recipe to our own liking. Delicious!
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 1⁄4 lbs sirloin tip steaks, cubed
- 1 large onion, sliced thinly
- 2 -3 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 cups sliced fresh cremini mushrooms (or button mushrooms)
- 1⁄2 cup beef broth (not bouillon, which would make the dish too salty)
- 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or 3 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, to taste
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1⁄2 cup half-and-half or 1⁄2 cup heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- hot cooked rice or egg noodles
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
- In a large pan over medium high heat (I use my Le Creuset French oven), melt the butter and oil together. Add the cubed sirloin and brown, about 7-9 minutes. Remove meat to a covered baking dish and set aside, but do not wipe out the pan.
- Add the onion, garlic, and sliced mushrooms to the pan the meat was browned in and stir well. Sauté until onion becomes slightly translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
- Add the sautéed mixture over the meat (it's not necessary to stir them together with the meat) in the baking dish and cover. Bake in the preheated 300 degrees F oven for 90 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
- In another large pot or pan (again, a big Le Creuset works well), combine the broth, vinegars, and soy sauce and bring to a simmer.
- In a small bowl, combine the half and half, mustard, and cornstarch and whisk well. Gradually add the combination to the simmering mixture in the pot, stirring continuously, and simmer for 2-3 minutes until thickened nicely. (It's at this point that you should taste the sauce and decide whether or not you want more than 1 tablespoon of balsamic - I like it with both less and more balsamic -- it tastes different each way.).
- Pour the contents of the baking dish into the pot, stir well, raise temperature to high, and cook for another 2 minutes while stirring until sauce is thickened. Remove from heat and season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper.
- Serve over hot cooked rice or egg noodles and enjoy!
Going to try this tonight with venison. The key with any meat, especially venison is to marinate well prior to cooking. Not with crazy sauces, but just simple seasoning. I put fresh ground black pepper and large kernel kosher salt with some Lawry's garlic salt on all meat for a minimum of 4-5 hrs before cooking. With venison, I then drowned it in good EVO to replace the missing fat. This keeps all venison juicy, even for the weird ones that won't touch meat under medium well.
This was a nice change from most recipes that use beef tips. When cooking, I pretty much stuck to the recipe, except that after tasting the cream/Dijon mixture, I decided to add another teaspoon of mustard as I couldn't really taste it much over the half-and-half. I was also worried that the vinegar would overpower the other flavors after I tasted that half of the sauce but it really was not the case. The flavors came together well and the sauce thickened nicely (which I usually have a problem doing). The steak was fall apart tender and the meat and vegetables cooking made my house smell WONDERFUL (it reminded me of my Grandma's house during Sunday dinner). Finally, I served it over cooked farfalle pasta. The only problem I had with everything was that the beef tasted like a plain old roast. None of the onion or garlic flavor cooked into it and it kind of stuck out when you bit into a piece of it. Perhaps next time I will cook the veggies first and then brown the beef in the drippings so maybe the flavor will cook into the meat. With the exception of that little thing, this was a really great meal and very easy to make. I will definitely be making it again. Made for Bargain Basement.