Recipe by Hope Rock
This was pretty simple. I just cooked the steak to medium rare and used my left over cabbage salad from the Orange Chicken recipe I made the night prior for family and friends.The Warm Honey & Potato Cabbage Salad really is delicious. Since there is usually quite a bit leftover from the original dinner. I like to use the leftover cabbage salad with other meals, as it pairs nicely with just about any savory dish. :)
- 2 beef tenderloin steaks (1-inch to 1 1/2-inch Thick)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 tablespoon salt
- 1⁄2 tablespoon pepper
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 -2 garlic clove (Minced)
- 1 tablespoon flour (more or less)
- 1 tablespoon milk (more or less)
- 1 tablespoon sour cream
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt (to taste)
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper (to taste)
Directions See How It's Made
- Bring steaks to room temperature.
- Prepare the rub.
- In a small bowl combine the Garlic powder, salt and pepper.
- Using the olive oil, Rub 1 Tbsp of olive oil on top and bottom to each steak. Next rub the dry seasonings into the steak, again to top and bottom of both pieces.
- Pierce the steaks with a fork .
- Heat grill pan to medium-high heat. Place the meat into the hot pan getting the first initial sear for about 30 seconds on each side. Turn to medium-low and allow to cook about 7 more min or so on each side, For medium-rare, the meat yields only slightly to the touch, beginning to firm up. There should be an internal temperature of 130 to 135 (F) degrees.
- Once Steak is cooked to desired tenderness, leaving the grill pan on, remove the steaks from the pan and allow to rest for 5-7 min or so.
- Add 2 Tbsp butter to the grill pan for which the steaks were cooked in and begin to loosen and De-glaze the pan. While the pan De-glazes, in a separate small sauce pan, add the remaining 2 Tbsp butter and minced garlic, heat through to a small simmer. Pour the De-glazed butter sauce into the garlic and butter, whisk until well combined. Lower heat.
- To the same small saucepan add Sour Cream, whisking until well combined. Add Flour to the saucepan and whisk to thicken. Add milk to the saucepan and whisk to thicken.
- To the best of your judgement, add more milk or a bit more flour until the sauce is to your desired creamy or saucy thickness. Lastly, add a pinch of Salt and/or pepper to taste.
- Slice the beef against the grain and arrange on serving plates to about 3-4 oz each. Drizzle the country gravy across the center of each serving.
- Add a 1/2 cup (more or less) serving of the Warm Honey & Potato Cabbage salad.
- Serve Warm.