Aired September 19, 2016
From the pantry:
4 cloves garlic, chopped
Salt and pepper
4 bone-in sirloin steaks, each about 1-inch thick
6 slices meaty smoky bacon
1 pound cremini mushrooms
2 large shallots, peeled and finely chopped
1/2 cup dry sherry or white wine
Bring beef to room temperature. Pat it dry and season liberally with salt and pepper.
Chop the bacon into a 1/4-inch dice.
Gently wipe mushrooms clean with a damp towel then cut into quarters or slice them.
Preheat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add enough oil to coat pan lightly then add steaks. Cook about 3 minutes on each side until crusted and well-browned; remove to a platter.
Add bacon to pan and render 2-3 minutes. Add mushrooms and brown. Add shallots and garlic, and season with salt and pepper. Stir 2 minutes more then add sherry or wine, and scrape up drippings.
Serve steaks on a plates or platters with mushrooms alongside.
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