Monday, August 17, 2009

Lemon Garlic Sirloin Tips and Red White Beans

This is another one of those" I just saw it and I have to make it" recipes. Both of them. I saw your friend and mine, Rachael Ray, make these dishes on her 30 minute meal show, this past Saturday and I knew immediately I would have to make them. It is definately a 30 minute meal. It was fast and easy and the flavor combos were great. I, myself , would never think to combine lemon and beef together, but it works. She also made a side dish using cannellini beans and I have to tell you, it was amazing. Simple ingredients lends itself to layers of flavor in these dishes. Let me share them with you. Up first, is the Red White Beans, original recipe here. I didn't stray from her recipe at all. This is it, this is all it takes to make a great side dish.

Red White Beans


2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 sprigs rosemary, leaves finely chopped
salt and pepper
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 cup chicken stock
2(15 ounce) cans cannellini beans, drained



Directions:


Heat the olive oil in a skillet or saucepan over medium heat. Add onions, rosemary and salt and pepper.




Cook the onions until sweet and soft, 8-10 minutes.

Stir in tomato paste for 1 minute. I looove the tomato paste in a tube. So much easier than scraping it out of that abnormally small can.
Add the stock, then stir in beans and reduce heat to low. Adjust seasoning and turn out into a serving bowl. Keep warm until ready to serve. I just kept it on low until the meat was done.

I cannot begin to tell you how much I enjoyed these. The rosemary and the beans are such a great combination of flavors. I could have just ate these with a big loaf of crusty bread. These are a definate keeper for me. If you try either one of these recipes and I hope you try both, try this dish. You will love it.

Up next is the main dish, Lemon Garlic Sirloin Tips, recipe can be found here. While Rachael was making this, I kept saying to my husband, I am making these tomorrow, it looked that good. Another plus was that it was cooked on top of the stove. It has been so humid here in New York, I was so happy to make something that didn't require me to turn the dam oven on. Here it is:
Lemon Garlic Sirloin Tips
2 lbs sirloin tips ( I had to ask the butcher in the supermarket for these)
3 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper
4-5 large cloves garlic, finely chopped ( I used 5)
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley, a couple of handfuls
Directions:
Bring meat to room temperature and pat dry. I left mine on the counter for 1/2 hour and I actually did pat them dry. It is an important step. Also, if you have some pieces that are larger than the others, cut them so they are uniform in size.

Heat oil in large, heavy skillet or cast iron skillet over medium high heat. When the oil smokes, add the meat and DON'T MOVE IT for 5 minutes. Let it develop that nice crust or caramelization, before turning. Once browned, it should look like this:


Season meat liberally with salt and pepper, add the garlic and toss with the meat for 2 minutes. Stir in the parsley and the lemon zest and cook for another minute. Add the white wine, this is one of my favorites:



Deglaze the pan. Turn off the heat, add the lemon juice and toss to coat. Transfer to a serving platter and serve immediately.


It makes a nice little sauce.


I have to tell you the flavor of the lemon and the garlic, mixed with the beef was such a hit with me. I absolutely loved this. I only wished I had bread to sop up the juices from both dishes.




What a messy plating, but it tasted great. I'm sure Racheal won't mind. Whether you like her or not , you will love these two dishes.



32 comments:

  1. Wow - great recipes, both of them! The sirloin reminds me slightly of souvlaki!

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  2. I really like that wine. I have some in my fridge right now! And, wow, I've never seen tomato paste in a tube. Cool!

    This does look fabulous!

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  3. Both of these recipes sound amazing..I mean come on, I love sirloin tips AND beans, so I know I must make this meal!!! Yum, great job...I'm droolin' away ova heah!!! :D And I can no longer find tomato paste in a tube...ARG!!!!

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  4. Ummm beef and beans, my kind of meal! The flavors look and sounds great, and I also have some of that wine in my fridge. Not a bad inexpensive wine!

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  5. Rachel Ray usually has some yummy recipes! This looks great. I'm a huge bean and beef fan. I made a great grilled beef recipe that used lemon. Beef and lemon do make a great combo. The lemon makes it so flavorful and tender. The only thing I don't have is the wine. My husband kept sneaking out of my bottle I used for cooking and now it's empty!

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  6. The meat looks juicy and tasty. I love garlic in any dish!

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  7. Both dishes look terrific. I am so making those beans tonight. I have everything on hand and my fresh rosemary has been calling my name. I'll have to deal with Scotts gas issue with beans, but it will be worth it I'm sure. I'll just light my Yankee candles.:):)

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  8. This looks fantastic! Not sure if the hubby and kids would eat the beans, but the tips looks great!

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  9. I always think of lemon with fish and poultry, I never thought about adding it to a beef dish. Now I'm so curious I'll have to try it.

    The beans look wonderful, too!

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  10. I really like most of Rachael's recipes so I'm glad to hear these got rave reviews. The heat is killing me too! I would kill for it to be about 10 degrees cooler...

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  11. R.Ray is turning into a cooking empire... no help from me, though! Your meal looks and sounds delicious!

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  12. Beef and beans - a winning combination.

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  13. OMG Woman that looks so delicious!

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  14. Awww, I want tomato paste in a tube! You have so many neat products in the US that we don't have here in Canada. Nice looking meal!

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  15. make room at the table for me.....

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  16. Hearty and delicious! Loving all the flavors!

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  17. They both look great Denise. Love the beans...a nice, different way to cook them. I'll have to try that one on my son. Maybe I can finally get him to try these.....

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  18. What yummy comfort food! They both look delicious!

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  19. I haven't tried tomato paste in a tube - great idea! Love the caramelization on the meat. Looks great!

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  20. The tips sound very flavorful with lemon and garlic and the beans are an excellent side dish!

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  21. Both sound great! Where did you get the tomato paste?

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  22. These look so delicious. Keepers for sure!

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  23. While I'm not a big fan of beef that does look pretty good and I'm certain my family would enjoy it. Now those beans? Those sound terrific.
    ~ingrid

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  24. These both sound good; I have copied this to try. Thanks for the comment on the flour tortillas...you are right about the sugar and cinnamon ones...YUM!

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  25. that looks so delicious, and barefoot is one of my favs, any variety, but especially the cab and white zin, are you a member of the barefoot republic, if not you should join!

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  26. It looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe :)

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  27. I saw this episode, too, and thought it all looked great. Thanks for the review! Yours looks like it was a winner :)

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  28. oh my goodness, you have me sold! these both sound amazing!

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  29. This looks like a recipe I definitely want to try. Do you think this would freeze good?

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  30. What a great duo - I've been seeing a lot of the cannellini beans lately, I'm feeling the need to grab a can or two...maybe try them out with that crusty bread you were talking about :)

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