Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Sirloin
Here is an awesome framework for steak that you could take in a hundred different directions.
I had some sirloin steak lying around and it just didn’t look too inspiring. Sirloin is an okay cut of meat but if I want steak I want a ribeye. All the same, a little over a pound of sirloin had landed in my kitchen and I needed to figure out what to do with the thing.
I figured, why be subtle? Let’s go ahead and cut the guy up, beat the hell out of him and force him to be delicious!
I started by trimming the fat and a bit of gristle out of the sirloin and then cut the remaining meat into eight large “bite sized” pieces. I grabbed my tenderizing mallet and pounded each piece of steak until it was about a quarter inch thick. The picture below shows the size of the “steak bite” before and after pounding.
After the bites were flattened I dusted them with some Montreal Steak seasoning.
The steaks were stuffed with Swiss cheese, a mushroom slice and a piece of cooked bacon.
I wrapped each steak bite with a whole slice of thin cut bacon, dusted with a mix of turbinado sugar and chili powder, and then inserted a toothpick to hold it all together.
I grilled these on a Weber Jumbo Joe over direct heat using GrillGrates. I turned the bites about every five minutes to crisp the bacon on all sides. It took about 20 minutes to get the bacon the way I liked and there were no flare ups; GrillGrates are wicked cool.
The stuffed steak bites came out looking spectacular and were destroyed in a matter of minutes. I didn’t use any bbq sauce with these but if you wanted to use some I would go with something sweet to compliment the sugar rub.
I hoped you liked the post and got an idea or two for the next time you want to do something a little different on your grill. You could go nuts with all sorts of stuffing: caramelized onions, blue cheese, jalapeno slices, sun dried tomatoes with feta..who knows, even tater tots? What are some other ideas to stuff this guy with?
Here are some other ideas for grilled appetizers with bacon that you will enjoy!