I love steak, my husband is not a big fan (shock I know) mainly because he has problems with his back teeth and says it is too hard to chew.
I don't eat it often, but every now and again, more so lately, I crave steak. It is just not in our budget to go out and eat steak right now or even buy 2 big juicy steaks for the grill.
My solution? A chuck sirloin tip steak from my local butcher. One cost me less than $3 and it was plenty for the two of us. How you ask, because I marinaded it, sliced it thin, added peppers and onions. This along with a rice vermicelli side dish and a big salad. Followed by dessert of course.
This is a very frugal meal. Main dish, two sides cost me $3 per person. I can not go to a nice sit down restaurant and eat for that. Plus, the whole cooking process took 15-20 minutes. You could prepare the steak marinade the night before, come home and be eating in less than 30 minutes. How great is that?
I mean, come on, look at this! Fabulous and oh so yummy. Great "man" food and it was very tender. He really enjoyed my "stir fry". That's what he called it. Or a new take on pepper steak.
Asian Inspired Steak Marinade
.67 lb lean chuck sirloin tip steak (what I used)
1/2 large Vidalia onion sliced
2 sweet salad peppers
1/4 cup soy sauce (low sodium)
2 limes zested and juiced
1 tsp ginger powder
2 tsp raw honey
1 tsp chipotle chili sauce
1 tsp garlic
Mix the marinade well in a zip top bag. Slice your steak and place in the bag. Keep in the fridge for at least 4 hours no more than 24.
When you're ready, allow the meat to come to room temperature. Toss in a skillet with 2 tsp of oil. Saute until almost done, add in the remaining marinade, peppers and onions. Stir until the liquid disappears/reduces and thickens/caramelizes.
Serve with rice and a salad.