Recipe by PanNan
This is a quick and easy recipe ideal for a busy week night. Sirloin has a great beefy flavor, particularly when it isn't overcooked. Use your favorite barbecue sauce to give it either a sweet or tangy or spicy flavor from the sauce. I like to serve it with my golden garlic mashed potatoes recipe. The recipe is very loosely based on one found in the America's Test Kitchen Fast & Fresh Recipe Card Collection.
- 1 1⁄2 lbs sirloin, cut into thin strips (may use pre-sliced stir-fry beef)
- 1 large sweet onion, halved and sliced thin
- kosher salt
- fresh ground pepper
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
- 2 tablespoons butter
Directions See How It's Made
- Dry the sirloin strips with paper towels and season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.
- Heat a tbsp oil in a large non-stick skillet on medium high heat. Add sliced onion, season with salt, and cover, stirring occasionally, until softened and lightly browned (about 5 min). Transfer the onions to a plate and set aside.
- Add a tbsp oil to the empty pan and heat. Add half of the steak and spread out in a single layer, trying not to over crowd the beef. Let cook on one side for 3 - 5 minutes until brown, and using tongs, turn each strip to brown the other side for 3 - 5 minutes. Transfer the browned steak strips to a platter, and cover loosely with foil to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining steak strips, adding them to the same platter of cooked steak strips when finished.
- Add the broth, barbecue sauce and browned onions into the empty pan. Simmer on medium-low heat until the sauce thickens slightly (about 5 minutes). Add butter, stirring it into the sauce while it melts. Taste sauce and season with salt and pepper if necessary. Pour sauce over steak on platter and serve hot.