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 devoured 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?