Sunday, September 23, 2012

Beer-Braised Sirloin Tips with Mushroom Sauce


It was the word beer and the mushroom sauce that caught my eye when I saw this recipe in by inbox last week. It seemed a good one for fall, and, since I am pushing for cool weather, I decided to go for it.  I keep thinking if I cook  for cool weather surely the weather god will hear me and bless all of us cool breezes.

The mushroom sauce had a great flavor so I was not disappointed.  I had hoped that the sirloin would be a bit more tender but I think that was because I usually buy a tray at Costco and this time I did not.  I will repeat the recipe.  It was easy and had a nice depth of flavor.

Beer-Braised Sirloin Tips 
with Mushroom Sauce
adapted from Fine Cooking, October, 2003

1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp. light brown sugar
1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves, crushed
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. sweet paprika
Kosher salt
1 1/2 lb. sirloin tip steaks, 3/4 to 1 inch thick
1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms, preferably cremini (baby bellas)
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
4 scallions, thinly sliced, white and light green parts separated from dark green parts (save both)
1 cup dark ale or porter beer (I used Negra Modelo)
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Mix the mustard, brown sugar, thyme, ginger, paprika, and 1 tsp salt in a small bowl until well combined.  Coat both sides of the steaks with the spice mix.

Trim the ends of the cremini.  Wipe all of the mushrooms clean and slice them 1/4 inch thick.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  When the oil is shimmering, add half the steaks and sear them until nicely browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side (the steaks will brown quickly because of the sugar in the spice mix).  Transfer to a plate and repeat with the remaining steaks.

Reduce the heat to medium, add 1 Tbs  of the butter to the pan, and let it melt.  Add the mushrooms, the scallion whites, and 1/4 tsp. salt and cook, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, until the mushrooms soften and brown, 4 to 6 minutes.  pour in the beer and Worcestershire.  Scrape the bottom of the pan , raise the heat to medium high, bring to a boil, and cook, uncovered, until the liquid is reduced by half, about 4 minutes.

Return the steaks and any accumulated juices to the pan, cover tightly with a lid and reduce the heat to a low simmer.  Braise, turning the steaks after 8 minutes, until tender and just cooked through (they should  be easy to slice with a paring knife), about 16 minutes total.  Transfer the steaks to a cutting board and slice them thinly.

Cut the remaining 1 Tbs. butter into four pieces and swirl them into the sauce.  Stir in the scallion greens and taste for seasoning.  Serve the steak slices topped with the sauce.

PRINTABLE RECIPE


I am sharing at On the Menu Monday hosted by Yvonne at Stone Gable and Recipe Sharing Monday hosted by Ali at Jam Hands.  I am also sharing at Food on Friday hosted by Carole at Carole's Chatter.

12 comments:

  1. I'm planning to make this tonight (got the same email!) and thought I'd search to see if anyone else had - I always like seeing reviews and changes. Glad to hear it turned out well, I'm off to buy my ingredients!

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  2. We're having a meal that kind of feels like that tonight:) Osso Bucco..
    Your dish looks like fall and comfort on a plate!!
    Yum now I am really hungry..and baby it's chilly outside:)

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  3. Looks like a very flavorful dish! I haven't had a good steak in a while, sure sounds great:@)

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  4. Oh wow, that looks so.... good. I just love a dinner like this, of course what's not to like? :)

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  5. Beer and mushrooms were the two words that jumped out at me as well - your plate looks fantastic.

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  6. This looks so delicious! I feel like I can almost smell it and savor it. I can imagine the taste right now.

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  7. Wow, this looks good...I love anything with mushrooms. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  8. I always have good luck with Costco meats too. I love this kind of meal when the days start to get chilly and the leaves begin to turn. Is your Paris calendar full yet, Kate, or do you need a few more suggestions of must see places?

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  9. Your dish looks and sounds terrific. I have only cooked sirloin tips on the grill. I can't wait to try your recipe...it is perfect for the cool fall weather we are having here in New Hampshire.

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  10. Hi there. This week's Food on Friday is all about mushrooms! So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

    PS I am a follower of your blog. I know you have linked in before, too – which is great. Would you consider following Carole's Chatter back – or are you already?

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  11. thanks for linking this in. And a big thanks for following Carole's Chatter. Cheers

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