This post is sponsored by Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. All opinions are my own.
There is no better sound than the sizzle of a steak in a hot pan. Immediately, the room is filled with the aroma of the seasonings on the steak. As the delicious smells begin to permeate the air, I begin to get excited. I love cooking steak. I don’t think there is a more versatile piece of meat.
A steak is one cut of beef that you can enjoy anytime of the day. It’s great for dinner, leftovers at lunch or you can have it for breakfast. There are many different cuts of steak out there. I know that it can be scary cooking your own steak at home. But the new Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. website has all of your steak cooking questions answered! You can get tips for cooking different cuts of beef and cooking times. It truly is a great resource!!
It’s that wonderful time of year!! The weather is cooler and my fireplace is lit and burning. I can finally say that. We are super excited to hang our stockings by the fireplace and this year we actually have a chimney for Santa to come down! We usually just put a burning fireplace on our streaming service. I don’t think I have ever been more excited to decorate for the holidays! It’s this cozy time of year that is our absolute favorite.
That feeling of cozy and comfort tends to translate into what we eat, as well. Winter is all about eating our favorite comfort foods. Holiday meals would be incomplete without our favorite dishes. The question is what do you do with the delicious leftovers? I don’t like to see food wasted, but I know that my family doesn’t like to eat the same things over and over again. So it’s my job to be creative.
One of my favorite steak cuts is strip steak. I look for a thick cut 1 1/2 – 2 inches and I want it to have some good marbling. The fat in the steak helps to keep the steak moist and adds a ton of flavor. The great thing about making a delicious steak at home is you probably already have all the ingredients to make it tasty. Are you ready for those ingredients…..salt and pepper! If you have nothing else in your pantry, these two things, when used properly, will yield you a flavorful dinner.
But when dinner is finished what do you do with leftover steak? Well I came up with a tasty use for that steak. Steak, Egg and Cheese sliders. It’s the perfect breakfast food and the steak is still the star of the show. When cooking my steak I bring my cast iron skillet up to screaming hot, smoking. While the skillet is heating, it’s important to season with plenty of salt and pepper on both sides. When you place the steak in the pan don’t touch it. Let it sit 3-4 minutes per side for medium rare and 1 1/2 inch steak. You can add other flavors such as a sprig of rosemary or crushed garlic cloves just to flavor the oil in the pan.
After dinner you have delicious steak ready to be sliced for leftovers. This will make for a quick and easy breakfast! Check out www.BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com for tips and recipe ideas this holiday season!
Steak Egg and Cheese Sliders
1 12 oz strip steak
1 package of Hawaiian rolls
6 slices of Gouda cheese (or cheese of choice)
8 eggs soft scrambled
1/2 stick of butter melted
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp of canola oil
2 tbsp of butter divided
Optional sprig of fresh rosemary and/or 3-4 garlic cloves
Place a cast iron skillet or heavy bottom pan on stove over medium-high heat. Salt and pepper both sides of the steak. When pan is slightly smoking add in canola oil and butter. If using rosemary and/or garlic, place in the pan now. Place steak in pan and don’t move for 3-4 minutes for medium rare. Flip once and sear the other side. Remove steak from pan and let rest for 10 minutes. Whisk eggs in a bowl and in a non-stick skillet place 1 tbsp of butter. Pour eggs into butter with salt and pepper to taste. Over medium-low heat, cook until eggs are just set. Split rolls in half and place eggs on the bottom, followed by the cheese, then the sliced leftover steak. Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melty. Enjoy!