Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sirloin and Peppery Tomato Reduction

When I saw this recipe for sirloin with a pepper tomato reduction, I instantly thought of my friend Violent Indifference's Grand Marnier Steak recipe he got from another blogger and raved about. Well, I don't drink alcohol, and alcohol isn't clean - but I've been thinking about this steak since then. For VI to rave about it like this - it must be good. So when this recipe came along - I knew it would be something for my CE repertoire.
( I don't have a pic of the steak just yet - but this is the closest thing I could find. Mentally substitute those brussel sprouts for squash - and you get the idea. )


  • 1 tsp red chile powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Spices, Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 16 oz Boneless Sirloin Steak
  • 1 medium Zucchini (raw) - cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 medium Yellow Squash - cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 medium Yellow Onion - quartered and separated
  • 1/2 cup Tomatoes Diced
  • 1/2 c Water
  • 2 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil


1. In a small bowl combine chile powder, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper and 1/4 tsp sea salt. Sprinkle evenly over both sides of steak and press lightly to adhere. Let stand for 10 mins.

2. Heat 1 tsp oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat, tilting skillet to lightly coat bottom. Add zucchini, squash and onion and cook for 3-4 mins. or until just tender-crisp, stirring frequently. Sprinkle mixture with remaining 1/4 tsp salt and place in a medium bowl and cover to keep warm.

3. Grill steak either on your gas/charcoal grill to desired doneness, or broil 4-6 minutes per side depending on doneness.

4. Meanwhile, prepare sauce: In a bowl combine diced tomato, water, worcestershire, balsamic vinegar, and red pepper flakes.

5. Place steak on a cutting board to rest. Return skillet to medium-high heat. Add sauce mixture to pan. Bring to a boil and cook for 3-4 mins or until reduced to 1/4 cup liquid, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, stir in 2 tsp olive oil and serve over steak, with squash onion stir fry on the side.