Blackened Sirloin With Pickled Onion And Bell Pepper

beef

This is a simple spice rub that uses ingredients probably already in your cabinet. Ā The tangy quick-pickled onion and pepper are a nice complement to the savory flavors of the steak.Ā 

What to buy (serves 2):

  • 1 (2-pound) beef top sirloin steak, 1 to 2 inches thick
  • 1/2 small red onion, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1Ā red bell pepper, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch-wide strips1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

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From the store cupboard:

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoonĀ salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup red wineĀ vinegar
  • 2Ā tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

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What to do:

  • Combine all the spices and sugar, rub on both sides of steak
  • Heat a panĀ over medium-highĀ heat and add 1 tablespoon butter
  • Place the steak in the skillet and cook for 10-12 minutesĀ or until reaching desired doneness, and the coating is blackened, turning halfway through the cooking
  • Meanwhile,Ā bringĀ vinegar and sugar to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved
  • Add peppers and onion and stand for at least five minutes or up to an hour, (cover and store extra in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 week)
  • Allow meatĀ 
  • to rest for a few minutes after removing from pan and thinly slice against the grain, garnish with vegetables