One of my daughter’s male friends told her that the way to catch a guy is to cook him a steak. I asked her if she told him how to catch a girl. She said, she didn’t know how, but it would be harder than just a cooking a steak. (In a later conversation, we agreed that making Nutella Strudel for her, might work.)
I do know that it made my sons and husband very happy to sit down to a meal of steak and our poor man’s version, Steak Burgers. The Red Wine Onions made them both even more delicious.
There’s a lot going on in this post – 3 recipes and a giveaway! – so keep reading…
Recently, I was contacted by Laura’s Lean Beef asking if I would like to do a review and giveaway. Of course! It was the perfect excuse to buy real steak, something we rarely ever have.
I bought a package of boneless strip steaks and a large package of hamburger. Above, you can see the ingredients for the Pan Fried Steak with Red Wine Onions.
I’m not very good at cooking steak, since I rarely do it, so I turned to Pioneer Woman’s site for help. I used her 2 secret ingredients – Lemon Pepper Seasoning and Lawry’s Seasoned Salt. Here’s her how-to. I didn’t venture far from this, except I did cook mine a bit longer.
I used my cast iron skillet to cook the steak. After it was done, I made the onions in the same skillet. Here’s how:
Red Wine Onions to Top Steak
- 1 onion, chopped or sliced
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed
- about 1 cup red wine
Cook the onion and garlic till soft, using the same skillet you used to cook the steak. Pour in about a cup or so of red wine and cook over medium heat, till the wine reduces. I didn’t measure the wine, just glugged some in. I wish I would have used more, since most of it cooked off, but the taste was divine! Serve the onions over sliced steak.
If you like mushrooms, feel free to add them. I’ve tried to like mushrooms. I want to like them. But I just don’t like them.
I wasn’t sure if I had enough steak for everyone, so I decided to try out Laura’s Lean Ground Beef and make Steak Burgers. Here’s what you’ll need (Ketchup made it into the photo, but it’s not in the burgers. Please ignore it.)
- 2 1/2 lbs. ground beef (I used 8% fat)
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
- 2 tsp. lemon pepper seasoning
- 1 tsp. Lawry’s seasoned salt
- 1/4 tsp. liquid smoke
Combine all the ingredients until well blended. Pat out burgers. Cook on the grill, an indoor grill or in a skillet. I chose the outdoor grill.
I made 4 good sized burgers, fairly thick to serve with the Red Wine Onions and 6 regular sized burgers to put in the freezer for later.
The liquid smoke in this recipe really kicked things up a notch. We all really loved these, almost more than the steak. We have high-falutin’ taste around here.
As far as the Laura’s Lean Beef – yum! I could tell a difference in quality over the Walmart brand I usually buy. I wasn’t sure how the leaner beef would do on the grill, but it didn’t taste dry at all and cooked up fast.
Giveaway Time! Giveaway now closed
For the first entry: Leave a comment here telling me how often you cook steak.
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The giveaway will be open through Monday night.
Disclosure: Laura’s Lean Beef provided me with $20 in vouchers to choose products in my local store. All opinions are my own.
Red Wine Onions
Red Wine Onions
- 1 onion chopped or sliced
- 3 garlic cloves crushed
- about 1 cup red wine
- Cook the onion and garlic till soft, using the same skillet you used to cook the steak.
- Pour in about a cup or so of red wine and cook over medium heat, till the wine reduces.
- I didn’t measure the wine, just glugged some in. I wish I would have used more, since most of it cooked off, but the taste was divine!
- Serve the onions over sliced steak.