February 7th, 2014

Tasty Top Sirloin

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Today, class, we are going to focus on that beautiful cut we call the Top Sirloin.

Why?

A) It’s tasty.

B) It’s on sale here.

C) It’s a great Valentine’s Day meal idea.

D) All of the above.

Okay, you know the answer, but in case you’re running a little slow today – it’s D. :)

This cut is lean, firm and really flavorful. Plus, it’s GREAT for grilling.

You can check out more information about Top Sirloin here, plus info about every other cut of beef you could imagine.

Class dismissed, but your homework is to grill up a Top Sirloin and report back. Think you can do it?

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


January 21st, 2014

It’s Steak Soup Time!

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It’s cold out and nothing warms us up better than soups and stews at this time of year.

And a soup with steak? Yes, please!!!

There are lots of great steak soup recipes out there, but here’s a surefire winner to try — Kansas City Steak Soup recipe.

It’s full of beautiful ingredients like carrots, onions, tomatoes, and — of course — steak!

Not in the mood to start from scratch? Try this steak soup mix which even includes the diced sirloin. Easy peasy!

Enjoy your hearty, soupy feast – and stay warm!

Photo courtesy of AllRecipes.com.


April 5th, 2013

Spotlight on Top Sirloin

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The beauty of being a steak lover is that there are so many cuts to love. And all for different reasons.

Let’s chat, ladies and gents, about all there is to love about the one and only Top Sirloin.

Top Sirloin is definitely in my Top 3 because it’s a versatile cut that’s lean and firm.

It’s cut from the center of the sirloin (check out that fancy graphic above) and is muy delicioso as a sandwich steak.

Top Sirloin steaks are also great for grilling. They hold up really well on the grill and come out so flavorful.

Okay, my mouth is watering now.

What’s your favorite cut of steak? Where does the Top Sirloin rank for you?

Graphic courtesy of wikipedia.com.


March 8th, 2013

Basketball Bites

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This Garlic Bread Steak Sandwich (otherwise known as Pittsburgh Cheese Steak) was pinned on Pinterest under the title “March Basketball Bites.”

I couldn’t agree with this representation more. You absolutely NEED something hearty and delicious to carry you through the awesome basketball going on right now.

Even if you’re a spectator.

Made with thinly sliced sirloin steak for ultimate flavor, this is much like the beloved Philly Cheese Steak, but with a twist.

Check out the full recipe for Garlic Bread Steak Sandwiches here. And be sure to savor every bite.

Your team needs you!

One bite and you’ll know this one is a slam dunk! (Yeah, I went there.)

Photo courtesy of Kraftrecipes.com


July 13th, 2012

Friday the 13th Steak Bites

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It’s Friday the 13th!

I’m not very superstitious, but this day does have kind of a Halloweeny-type feel, doesn’t it?

And in that spirit I give you. . . Steak Bites with Bloody Mary Dipping Sauce.

Festive, right?

These come from the super fabulous Rachael Ray so you know they’re good!

They’re bite-sized sirloin with a tasty sauce for dipping. But you could also use tenderloin tips.

Check out the recipe here – and have yourself a spooky dinner tonight!

Photo courtesy FoodNetwork.com.


June 27th, 2012

Philly Cheese Steak Video

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Oh, wow. This video shows us how amazingly easy it is to make our own Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches at home.

Seriously. It’s so easy it’s embarrassing.

Our Aussie friend takes boneless ribeyes in the video and slices them up really nice and thin.

BUT . . . you can make it even easier on yourself and use this beautiful Top Sirloin that’s already sliced for you. No cutting!

When you watch the video — which is less than two minutes long — see if you can keep your mouth from watering.

I couldn’t. The sight of that melted cheese and sizzling beef got to me.

Happy videoing!


June 14th, 2012

Father’s Day Steak Dinner

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Father’s Day is this Sunday!

And even though the day is supposed to be all about him, you can benefit, too.

IF you cook him a steak dinner, that is.

Feeling experimental? Try this Steak with Herb Butter recipe and impress Dad with your stellar culinary skills.

The recipe suggests ribeye or sirloin, but you can try it with another cut if you prefer.

Click here for all the details for making this a Father’s Day meal to remember.

Happy eating . . . and happy Father’s Day!

Photo courtesy of Susan Tusa – MCT via Ledger-Enquirer.com.


May 4th, 2012

Steak Tostada Salad for Cinco de Mayo

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The Bachelor Chef (who cooks like no bachelor I know) shows us how to make an extraordinary Steak Tostada Salad in honor of Cinco de Mayo tomorrow!

This video comes complete with Mexican-flavored background music that will have you grooving while you watch/cook.

Check it out and see if you can stop yourself from dancing.

I couldn’t.

Have a very festive – and tasty – weekend, everyone!


May 3rd, 2012

Barbecue – Zac Efron Style

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Okay, it’s really Santa Maria style, but with a Zac Efron twist.

The actor was recently featured in Parade magazine and asked to share a family recipe. Here is what the cutie, er, um, gentleman said:

“Growing up, we had a nice family dinner every night, and if we had people over, Dad would get on the grill. He is a bit of a chef, so he would always whip up something besides basic hot dogs or hamburgers. We liked trying different things, but this was a staple.”

This fantastic recipe features Top Sirloin marinated in salsa – yes, salsa! – and features a sweet and spicy flavor.

Click here for all the details on Zac Efron’s Santa Maria-style barbecue.

It’s National BBQ Month – so now is the perfect time to try this out!

Enjoy!

And, hey, if this gives you sweet dreams of Zac Efron … it’s not my fault.

Photo courtesy of Travis Rathbone via Parade.com


April 18th, 2012

Salisbury Steak Surprise

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Let me just be the first to say that I don’t normally like recipes with the word “surprise” in them.

It conjures up images of mystery meat or something sinister.

But THIS surprise is a GOOD surprise.

This Salisbury Steak recipe includes bleu cheese in the center.

A burst of unexpected flavor that says, “Hello, taste buds!”

But in a good way.

Check out the recipe here and let me know what you think. Can you really ever go wrong with ground sirloin?

I think not.

Enjoy this surprise!

Photo courtesy of Sandi via Food.com


March 6th, 2012

National Nutrition Month: Focus on Lean Meat

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Since March is National Nutrition Month, there’s a lot of talk about eating healthy out there.

We steak lovers strive to be healthy, too, so I thought we might like a refresher on what the leanest cuts of meat actually are.

And where’s the best place to get this information? The American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at EatRight.org.

Click here to see the full answer to the question:  “Which cuts of meat are considered lean?”

And when you’re ready to incorporate some sirloin into your weekly menus, you can order some fantastic beef that has been certified extra lean by the American Heart Association here.

What are YOUR goals for this National Nutrition Month???

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


February 21st, 2012

Beef Jambalaya This Fat Tuesday!

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It’s Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras is in full swing. But you don’t have to be in New Orleans to get in the spirit!

Try some Beef Jambalaya for a new twist on an old Cajun standby.

Everything’s better with beef, right? And this recipe calls for sirloin steak. You could try out tenderloin tips or another cut that tickles your fancy.

It’s Mardi Gras, for heaven’s sake! Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Click here for that fabulous Beef Jambalaya recipe – then make it your own!

Photo courtesy of TescoRealFood.com.


February 10th, 2012

Heart Healthy Valentine

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day, but you can make a pledge to your sweetie that will last well beyond Tuesday’s holiday.

February is American Heart Month and the emphasis is on keeping us all heart healthy. The older I get, the more I think about this. I want my ticker – and my honey’s ticker – to stay healthy forever.

So…now is the perfect time to try these heart healthy steaks and beef tips. They’re certified by the American Heart Association and they are leaner cuts than you’d find on just any old steaks.

Pretty cool.

Some of them are seasoned heart healthy steaks and some are unseasoned. I think I’ll try the seasoned ones for a little extra kick.

Speaking of KICKING, I’m ramping up the exercise, too. I’m serious about this.

There’s nothing more romantic than a gesture that says, “I want you around for as long as possible!”

Click here to check out all the details on these AHA certified steaks. Enjoy!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


February 3rd, 2012

Special Steaks for American Heart Month

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February is American Heart Month to raise awareness of heart disease.

In honor of that, why not try some heart healthy steaks certified by the American Heart Association?

These steaks are very, very lean and are trimmed of all exterior fat. The beautiful thing is – that doesn’t compromise the hearty sirloin taste!

Healthy AND tasty? Sounds good to me.

Click here to read more about and order up some lean steaks for yourself!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


October 20th, 2011

Baseball Steak

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THIS, my friends, is what’s known as baseball steak.

And with the World Series revving up between the Rangers and Cardinals, what better time to serve them as a nod to America’s pastime?

The baseball steak is most often Top Sirloin, at least 2 inches thick, and it gets its name from the puffed up shape it has when it’s cooked. Much like a baseball!

Yours can be served with or without bacon, but really, when there’s a choice do you really say no to bacon?

Livestrong.com has a great page on several different ways to cook a baseball steak – complete with all the steps and ingredients you’ll need. Check it out here.

So get your Top Sirloin out (you can order some great beef here) and let’s play ball!


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Hi! My name is Dena P., and I love steak. In fact, I’ve been on a quest for the perfect steak for a few years now.

I love experimenting with food and I like to get my family, friends and neighbors involved. They add a lot to my cooking experience by helping me perfect techniques and sharing recipes.

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