Top Sirloin with Creamy Blue Cheese Sauce

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Slice the zucchini on an angle into ¼-inch slices. Marinate in the balsamic vinaigrette for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Grill or sear until tender, about 2 minutes per side.
  3. Place the potatoes in a medium pot of water with 1 tablespoon salt. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15-25 minutes until fork tender.
  4. While potatoes cook, divide ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper and a drizzle of olive oil among steaks. 
  5. Preheat grill or grill pan over high heat with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Sear steaks on each side until brown and caramelized. Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking until internal temperature reaches 135° for medium rare steaks.
  6. Drain the potatoes, add 2 tablespoons butter, ¼ cup half and half, ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Mash until desired consistency. 
  7. In a small saucepan over medium heat, sauté the minced onion in 1 tablespoon butter. Add the Chardonnay, reduce until the onions absorb most of the wine. Add 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon flour, stir for 1 minute. Whisk in ¾ cup half and half.
  8. Stir in the blue cheese, ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Simmer until sauce thickens.
  9. Place a portion of zucchini on one corner of each plate, a scoop of the mashed potatoes at the opoosite corner, spoon sauce onto plate and top with sliced steak. Serve with a glass of remaining Chardonnay.

Recipe courtesy of Chef Michelle,
ALDI Test Kitchen

Ingredients:

3 zucchini

½ cup Tuscan Garden Balsamic Vinaigrette

1 ½ tablespoons Stonemill Essentials Iodized Salt, divided, plus additional to taste

1 ½  teaspoons Stonemill Essentials Ground Black Pepper, divided, plus additional to taste

5 red skin potatoes, quartered

2 tablespoons Carlini Pure Olive Oil, divided

2 USDA Choice Top Sirloins

4 tablespoons Countryside Creamery Unsalted Butter, divided

1 cup Friendly Farms Half and Half, divided

¼ onion, minced

¼  cup Winking Owl Chardonnay, chilled

1 tablespoon Baker's Corner All Purpose Flour

¼ cup Specially Selected Blue Cheese Crumbles


Prep Time:
15 minutes

Cook Time:
25 minutes

Total Time:
40 minutes


Servings:
2