Thursday, July 14, 2011

I bought a huge chunk of beef (Pan Seared Garlic Rosemary Beef Tips)

Nothing makes you feel more gluttonous than buying a $52 piece of meat.  But when that chunk of meat is normally $115 dollars...and it will make roughly 10 meals worth of protein for 2 people...and when that chunk of meat is beef tenderloin (aka filet) was worth it (I did sit there staring at it for about 10 minutes in the store before finally committing & putting it in the cart).

Last week Kroger had whole beef tenderloins on sale for over half off their normal price.  Beef tenderloin is super lean, super tender, & super flavorful...and is normally super expensive.  So I splurged & bought one.  I came home & cut it into 12 good sized filet steaks & 3 meals worth of beef tips off of the tapered ends of the tenderloin.  Most of it was individually packaged & was placed in the deep freeze for later use.

This is what I did with some of the tenderloin tips for dinner last night, I served it with sauteed vegetables fresh from our garden.

Pan Seared Garlic-Rosemary Beef Tips
Prep time: 5 min, Cook time: 5-8 minutes, Serves 2

Ingredient Lineup

  • 10-12 ounces of lean beef, cut into 2" cubes (i.e. tenderloin or sirloin)
  • 1/2 t. fresh rosemary, minced finely
  • 1 t. olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced finely
  • salt & ground pepper to taste

1.  Toss meat in olive oil, rosemary & garlic.

2. Rub a cast iron skillet or stainless steel skillet with a light coating of olive oil & heat over high heat. 

Searing away...

3. Put meat in the skillet, sear on each side for approximately 1.5 minutes or until desired doneness. Remove from skillet & let rest for 5 minutes. Garnish with salt & pepper, and serve.

Garlic-rosemary beef tips & sauteed vegetables

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