The sirloin steaks in this delicious recipe are first pan broiled and then served in a tangy Bourbon sauce. For more flavorful meat, you can marinade it first in a combination of three teaspoons each of Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce, six tablespoons of steak sauce and three quarters of a cup of olive oil. Use the peppercorns in the marinade. Marinate the meat for three or four hours in the refrigerator and then let it warm back up to room temperature before cooking it.
Bourbon is an American whiskey, which is made from corn. It is named after Kentucky’s Bourbon Country and has been made since the 1700s. Bourbon is often used in steak marinade recipes and it is especially good in the following beef recipe because it gives the meat a really good taste and works well with the garlic, Tabasco sauce, onion, and other flavors.
The meat in this recipe is not marinated, although it does sit at room temperature for an hour with peppercorns and garlic pressed into it, to infuse it with flavor. Sirloin steaks are good for this recipe or you could use another cut if you prefer. Use the best pieces you can afford for the best results.
What You Need:
- 4 sirloin strip steaks, 1 inch thickness
- 2 minced cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon crushed black peppercorns
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
For The Sauce:
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 2 tablespoons chopped onion
- 4 oz butter
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 minced clove garlic
- Few drops Tabasco sauce
- 2 tablespoons bourbon
How To Make It:
Trim any excess fat off the steaks, and then press the garlic and peppercorns on to both sides. Let them stand for an hour at room temperature. Oil a skillet or use some of the fat from the meat to grease it, and then heat it up over a high heat.
Sprinkle half the salt in there, and then sear the meat on one side. Take the meat out and add the rest of the salt. Sear the meat on the other side, then turn the heat down to moderate and cook the steaks until they are done the way you like. Medium rare would be a good choice. Keep them warm on a warm platter, with some aluminum foil tented over the top.
Pour any excess fat out of the pan, and then melt the butter in there. Add the garlic and onion. Saute them until tender. Add the Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, dry mustard, and bourbon.
Blend the mixture well and let it simmer for a couple of minutes. Pour the sauce over the beef and serve immediately with your favorite side dishes. This recipe makes enough to serve four people.
What To Serve With It
You can serve mashed potatoes or fries with this recipe, as well as a tasty vegetable like broccoli, corn on the cob or maybe peas. Keep the side dishes quite simple because the bourbon sauce is highly flavorful and you will not want to introduce any clashing flavors to the dish.