Monthly Archives: May 2011

Bacon Wrapped ‘Cubed’ Ribeye Steak

INGREDIENTS:

* Ribeye Steak *****
* 1 pkg of bacon (cut in half)
* seasoning (i used McCormick Perfect Pinch Original All Purpose Salt Free)
* oil (i used Pompeian Canola Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

>> Preheat oven to 350 while you are preparing your ingredients.

***** NOTE:
STEP 1 of this recipe may require marinating meat a few hours or even a day before preparing to cook.

STEP 1:
As noted above, this step is better if done the day or a few hours before preparing your meal.

Cut your steak into small pieces. ‘Cubes’ if you will. I myself ended up with pieces a bit longer than cubes but will perfect this next time.

Put all your cut meat into a plastic container or ziplock bag. Pour in oil to coat your meat evenly. Now pour in seasoning of your choice. Place the lid on your container or zip up your bag. Shake until oil and seasoning is evenly coating your meat. Place in the refrigerator to marinate.

STEP 2:
A few hours later or the next day, gather your marinated meat and also your bacon that has been sliced in half (or 1/4 if your meat is cut small). Begin wrapping each pieces of meat with a piece of bacon. Place each piece in a baking pan (see ‘notes on the recipe’ below). Place in the oven on middle rack at 350 for 30 minutes. Time may be adjusted depending on the cut size of your meat, how well you prefer it cooked, and how crispy you want your bacon.

STEP 3:
Pull from the oven and let cool for a couple minutes. Plate and enjoy! I made this recipe to enjoy with another recipe: BEER BRUSSEL SPOUTS WITH BACON AND ONIONS

NOTES ON THE RECIPE:

* When cooking your meat in the oven, it may be best to use a rack (spayed with oil) to place in your baking dish. Place your bacon-wrapped meat on the rack to cook, allowing the drippings to drop into your baking dish.

* You could try cooking your dish half of the time with foil, preventing it from drying out but take off the foil for the last half to allow the bacon to crisp.

* You have many opportunities to make adjustments to this recipe. You can chose to use any flavor of bacon, any seasoning, or even a different meat.

* This was my first attempt at this recipe and I am open to any suggestions or ideas on how to improve it.



-Elle.

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Beer Brussel Sprouts With Bacon and Onions

INGREDIENTS:

* 1 pkg. of fresh brussel sprouts (or frozen if you want)
* 1 medium onion (diced/chopped up)
* 2-3 slices of bacon (chopped up)
* powdered garlic (or 1 chopped garlic clove if you prefer)
* 6 oz of beer (one that floats your boat)

STEP 1:
Begin boiling a pot of water. You want to make sure you pot is the correct size so that your sprouts are covered by water while cooking.

Wash your fresh brussel sprouts off and place in boiling water. Bring temperature down half and place lid on pot to cook. You want to cook your brussel spouts until tender.

When they are done, drain and set aside to cool.

STEP 2:
In a medium pan heated to medium heat, toss in your chopped bacon and onions. You should not be necessary to use any oil as long as you do not cook the bacon too quickly. Saute until bacon is completely cooked and onions become tender. Add garlic and cook for another 2-3 minutes (add a couple minutes of you are using fresh garlic).



STEP 3:
Beer time! Slowly pour 1/2 of the beer you have set aside. Make sure to stir well for 1 minute.

STEP 4:
Stir your brussel sprouts to your mix. Pour in the other 1/2 of your beer on top of the sprouts. Stir all together for 1 minute. Cover. Cook on low for 10-15 minutes.

STEP 5:
Plate and enjoy! I made this recipe to enjoy with another recipe: BACON WRAPPED ‘CUBED’ RIBEYE STEAK

NOTES ON THE RECIPE:

* You have many opportunities to make adjustments to this recipe. You can chose to use more or less bacon, any flavor of bacon, and any type of beer you wish.

* This was my first attempt at this recipe and I am open to any suggestions or ideas on how to improve it.



-Elle.

More Reasons to Love Bacon

Apparently bacon really is a super treat. I have not researched health benefits of bacon, but I have seen the same information listed on several sites. I’m willing to just believe it’s true. Check it out yourself: HEALTH BENEFITS OF BACON.


-Elle.