Recipe by barefootmommawv
We saw this on Rachael Ray's 30 Minute meals. My DH got a sparkle in his eye and a big grin on his face. He even helped me make it last night for dinner. Now if your expecting a Steak and Baked Potato you are sadly mistaken. Its a great dish. Simple and tasty. A comfort dish for a cold winter night. Season according to taste.
- 2 lbs idaho potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
- 1⁄2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 4 slices good quality bacon or 4 slices pepper bacon, chopped
- 2 lbs ground sirloin
- 1⁄2 lb button mushroom, quartered
- 1 onion, chopped
- black pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups beef stock, divided
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 egg yolk
- 3 tablespoons sour cream
- 1⁄2 lb blue cheese, crumbled (recommended ( Maytag)
- 3 -4 tablespoons chives
- 1 teaspoon paprika
Directions See How It's Made
- Place potatoes in a pot; cover with cold water and bring up to a boil. Season water with salt and boil potatoes until tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Heads up: save a ladle of starchy cooking water just before draining.
- Heat a skillet with high sides over medium high heat.
- Add extra-virgin olive oil, half a turn of the pan and add the bacon.
- Crisp bacon and remove to paper towel lined plate.
- Add sirloin to the pan and caramelize the meat, 4 to 5 minutes.
- Add in the mushrooms and onions and cook until tender, 6 to 7 minutes more; season with salt and pepper.
- While meat cooks heat a small sauce pot over medium heat and melt butter; whisk the flour into butter; cook 2 minutes; whisk beef stock into flour; add Worcestershire sauce.
- Season sauce with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Thicken 6 to 7 minutes.
- Pour gravy over meat.
- Turn on broiler.
- Temper egg yolk by beating it with the starchy potato cooking water.
- Place drained potatoes back into the pot you cooked them in to dry them out a little.
- Mash potatoes with egg yolk and sour cream then fold in crumbled blue cheese and chives.
- Season the potatoes with salt and pepper and spread across the top of the meat in an even layer.
- Garnish the potatoes with paprika.
- Place under broiler to crisp and brown the potatoes, 2 to 3 minutes.
- Serve immediately right from the hot skillet.