Easy Steak Tips in Sauce

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This is an easy, healthy, gluten-free and dairy-free dinner recipe. Making your own sauce and using grass-fed beef are two ways to ensure this is a healthy dinner, especially when served over a pile of Cauliflower Tabbouleh or a nice green salad.

When making this simple sauce recipe, I wanted to replicate a nice thick steak sauce but keep the list of ingredients pretty simple. This sauce also helps the steak work well as lunch the next day, which is great for my personal chef clients who ask for “extras” to tide them over the next day!

Easy Steak Tips in Sauce
 
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Simple and easy healthy steak tip dinner recipe. The sauce has body and enough flavor to really satisfy that 'steak sauce' craving.
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 lb grass-fed steak tips
  • 1 Tbl ghee
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 Tbl tomato paste
  • 1 Tbl harissa paste, or pureed roasted red peppers, optional*
  • ½ cup beef broth (I suggest using homemade bone broth)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 Tbl chopped fresh parsley
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • *This is an optional addition to bump up the flavor of the sauce. Harissa is a middle eastern sauce made from roasted red peppers. It is usually spicy from the addition of chili flakes. Mina Harissa is a good brand with clean ingredients. You can also just buy plain roasted red peppers, puree them, and use instead of harissa. If you want to add spiciness, add in 1 tsp red pepper flakes.
Instructions
  1. Heat a medium to large cast iron or stainless steel sauté pan over medium-high heat. Use a pan large enough to fit all the steak tips with enough room that the meat pieces are not touching each other.
  2. Add the ghee to the pan and allow it to melt.
  3. While the pan is heating, sprinkle your steak tips all over with 1 tsp sea salt before adding to the pan.
  4. Add your steak tips to the pan, placing them next too each other but not touching (this helps the meat get a good brown sear). Once you place each steak tip into the pan, do not move them around, but press down gently on the meat with a pair of tongs to ensure they are adhered to the pan. Leave them alone for at least 4-5 minutes.
  5. Take a peak at the bottom of one steak tip. If it is really nice a brown, you can flip it over. If it still just looks somewhat gray but not brown, leave it alone for a few more minutes.
  6. When all the steak tips have a good brown sear on one side, flip them over and sear on the second side. Then, remove them from the pan and set aside.
  7. Turn off the stove and allow your pan to cool for 30 seconds.
  8. Add the ¼ cup water to the pan, it will sizzle and bubble, this is called ‘deglazing’.
  9. Use a rubber spatula to scrape up the brown bits from the pan and mix with the water.
  10. Turn stove back on to medium heat, add your tomato paste, harissa, and broth, and stir to combine.
  11. Add remaining ingredients except salt and pepper.
  12. Allow sauce to come to a simmer, if it boils very rapidly turn your heat down a little.
  13. Simmer sauce for 5-7 minutes, until it has reduced and thickened to a nice “steak sauce” consistency.
  14. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  15. Add your steak tips back into the sauce, stirring them around so they are evenly coated with sauce, then remove from heat.
  16. Serve and enjoy!
Easy Steak Tips in Sauce was last modified: January 1st, 2016 by grace

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