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March 06, 2012

Sirloin Steak Bacon Skewers with Gorgonzola

This is a delicious, fun appetizer for any occasion. Open a bottle of Burgundy wine (Pinot Noir)to deglaze the pan and enjoy drinking the wine as you cook then finish the wine with the steak.

Serves 8

Ingredients:

  • 16 ounce sirloin steak, cut into bite size pieces
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup light red wine (Burgundy)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 ounces Gorgonzola
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 pound bacon, slices cut in half
  • 8 wooden skewers

    Instructions:

    Mix cream cheese and gorgonzola together until well blended. Add the red pepper. Remove about ½ teaspoon of the cheese mixture and roll into a ball and slightly flatten into a disc. Repeat with remaining cheese. Put discs into freezer. Place oil into a large pan and heat on medium high temperature. Season the steak with salt and pepper. Add steak to pan and sear on both sides. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Deglaze pan with the wine and remove steak from pan. Refrigerate. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. When steak has cooled and cheese is frozen, assemble skewers by placing cheese between two pieces of steak. Wrap with bacon and thread onto skewer. Place onto a cookie sheet and pour any juices left from pan onto skewers. Cook until bacon is done. Remove and cool.

    Terri’s Tips:
    See grilling tips
    Use any steak, but make sure it is a tender cut when grilling

    Make it your own
    Try replacing the Gorgonzola with your favorite cheese, goat or smoked cheddar are good choices.

  • Posted by terri at March 6, 2012 02:11 AM

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