Spinach and Blue Cheese Stuffed Sirloin
June 10th, 2012
Nothing Green Here
Ken and Patti Fisher from Date Night Doins recently did me the great honor of asking me to be a guest blogger on their site. While doing some research to make sure that they were legit – They are BTW – I came across this recipe which really caught my eye, a grilled blue cheese stuffed sirloin steak. Here is my only slightly modified version.
Hearty Basic Ingredients
- 1 sirloin steak roughly 2″ thick – approximately 2-3 lbs
- 1 cup frozen chopped spinach – defrosted and squeezed dry
- 3/4 head of roasted garlic
- 1 cup butter – yes people I said 1 cup – softened
- 1 cup blue cheese
- 2 Tbsp dried minced onion
dd all ingredients except the steak to a bowl. There are 2 EXTREMELY important things here. 1. Make sure that the butter is as soft as it can be. Room temperature is great. 2. Make sure that the spinach is as dry as can be. Use fresh chopped spinach or if you are using frozen (like I did) make sure you squeeze as much of the moisture out of the vegetable as possible.
All Mixed Up
Using a fork combine all of the ingredients well.
There's The Beef
Trim your beef of as much of the fat as you can. You can see there is a good bit of marbled fat in the meat. We are not concerned about that, what we are concerned about is the fat along the outside edges and the big pockets of fat that you can see I removed.
Insert a long, thin sharp knife into the meat. Swing the blade back and forth to make a big pocket in the steak while trying to keep the incision as small as you can.
Small Incision with a big pocket. That is what we are going for. We want as much of the stuffing to remain in the meat as possible.
Put as much of that stuffing into the steak as you can. Use a small spoon, a fork or your fingers. Don’t worry about getting it on the outside of the steak.
Coat the top of your steak with some of the remaining stuffing. Do not coat the whole steak, just the top side.
Nice and Toasty
Place your steaks on a preheated grill coated side up. Make sure it is a high heat but no flames. Charcoal is best for the flavor but propane will work. Cook the meat approximately 3 minutes. Give the meat a quarter turn then cook on the same side for another 3 minutes.
Now the Other Side
Flip the steak and coat with the remainder of the stuffing. Repeat the process of cooking for 3 minutes and turning. This will give you a medium – medium rare steak. For a more well done steak cook 1-2 minutes more per side.
Off The Grill
Remove the meat, tent with foil and let rest for 10 minutes.
- Like Butta
Cut into individual servings. Notice the end piece is medium to medium rare while the center pieces are more on the rare side.
- Nothing Green Here
We served with a side of baby red skinned garlic mashed potatoes. Because the meat was infused with butter it cut extremely easily and tasted absolutely delicious.
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