Balsamic Steak Tips and Tomato Salad with Bacon and Blue Cheese
Ingredients: serve 4
4 ounces bacon, chopped
5 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 ½ pounds steak tips, cut into 2 inch chunks salt and pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 ½ pounds heirloom tomatoes, cut into 1 inch wedges or chunks
½ small red onion, sliced very thin
2 cups watercress
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
¾ cup crumbled blue cheese
1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium - high heat until golden and crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer bacon to paper towel - Plate coating. Pour grease and clean the pan. Add 4 tablespoons of vinegar and cook over medium - high heat until syrupy and reduced to about 2 tablespoons, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl. Rinse and dry the pan.
2. Pat beef tips dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Heat the vegetable oil at the time - empty skillet over medium - high heat until smoking. Add beef tips and cook until well browned on all sides, 6-8 minut4es. Transfer to a serving platter and cover with foil.
3. Combine the tomatoes, onion and watercress in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and the remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar and mix. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving bowl. And sprinkle with blue cheese and bacon.
4. Drizzle balsamic glaze over steak tips. Serve with salad