Our families haven’t seen us since I began my cooking adventures. This is what they are used to:
- Me sitting around relaxing while they are cooking
- Occasionally they would ask me to grab something, and I would internally feel freaked out and wonder, “Am I going to know what that is?”
- Pouring the gravy into the
“Gravy bowl”wrong dish.
- My pickyness….growing up my mom would make 2 meals. One for me and one for everyone else.
- Blandness….give me some bland food please! 🙂
- Me not being willing to try things they make that I have never had before.
You could ask my mom, dad, and brothers if they ever thought I would cook, no less enjoy it, and they would all say with absoluteness, “NO WAY!!” But, I am a different person now. 😀
So, how fun to get to cook for our families and let them into this new world of mine….this world of creating beauty in the kitchen!
I recently cooked for my mother-in-law for the first time ever. I wanted to introduce her to some of my favorite things, so I came up with this recipe consisting of steak, black beans, quinoa, sauteed onions, Monterrey Jack cheese, and a sweet and tangy honey & white wine vinegar sauce.
My mother-in-law was a trooper…she is just like I used to be….very picky, likes bland food, and is convinced she hates things even though she has never tried them. I totally understand where she is coming from! We told her she had to at least take one full bite with everything in it and then if she didn’t like it she didn’t have to eat it. 🙂 Well, she took that bite….thank you mom….okay, so she is not quite ready for my adventurousness yet. 😉 I have to admit though that I wasn’t too sad about it because it just meant that hubby and I could have more! 🙂
Hubby did the actual grilling for me….he is the grill master in our house. 🙂 This delicious sauce I made is what he basted the sirloin in…so flavorful!
We absolutely loved this recipe! Really….I could eat this every day! Not exaggerating! And because I love it this much, I am bringing it to the party this week! Dig in friends! 😀 Fiesta Friday goodness!
Angie, thanks for starting this party and keeping it going every week! I truly love it! And to you wonderful co-hosts (Fae at Fae’s Twist & Tango and Suzanne at A Pug in the Kitchen) , thanks so much for all of your hard work! Between you and Angie…you guys keep this party hopping! 🙂
Stuffed Sirloin Tip
*Created by Lori at Creating Beauty in the Kitchen
- 3 large extremely thin cut sirloin strip steaks
- 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 3/4 of a yellow onion
- Chili powder
- White Wine Vinegar
- Monterrey Jack cheese
- 1/2 cup quinoa
- Olive oil or grapeseed oil
- Put 1 cup of water into a saucepan and boil.
- When the water comes to a boil, add in the quinoa until it begins to boil again.
- Reduce to medium heat, place a lid on the saucepan, and let simmer for about 12 minutes or until it has sucked up all the water. (You may want to check on it a few times. If all the water soaks up too soon the quinoa will become really crunchy.).
- When this is finished, take it off of the heat, stir it, cover again, and let sit for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, slice up the onion.
- Pour a little bit of oil in a skillet and saute the onions. When they are mostly finished, add in the black beans, some honey, some white wine vinegar, and chili powder. Cook until all heated.
- When quinoa is finished, add it into the skillet and stir.
- Make a cup of sauce for basting with by combining honey, white wine vinegar and chili powder…play around until you find the taste you are looking for…whether you like it more tangy or more sweet. Set aside.
- Lay the steak out. Put the black bean/quinoa mixture onto one half of each steak, fold the steak up, and use skewers to hold it tightly together.
- Grill, flipping and basting, until cooked to your liking.
- Use any extra sauce to pour over the steak at the end.
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