One of the things I like about blogging is some of the fun & educational things you get to do. About a month ago I attended a blog meets beef tour in Columbus, Ohio thanks to the Wisconsin Beef Council and other sponsors. Along with fellow Midwest food bloggers and some super smart food professionals, we visited a beef farm, a Meijer superstore and got cooking and photography lessons at a culinary school.
Part of the event was a competition where my team made this Rosemary Rubbed Sirloin, which of course we got to eat after (with a lot of other great food). I was surprised at how well the rosemary flavor came through with just a simple rub.
My teammates were Sarah from The Chef Next Door and Jessica from A Southern Mother–thanks gals! Our dish placed 2nd–hooray, after the steak with chimichchurri sauce that I posted earlier (along with details of this great trip). We simply applied a simple rub, then put it on the grill. It gave us impressive results for a small amount of work, which is perfect for active summers!
Need further evidence the steak was good? Well, recently I made it for the family and my youngest (aka my picky daughter), who usually takes two bites of anything then pushes the rest around her plate, ate the entire 6 ounce steak. Okay, she did hand her last bite back to me—no steak is worth ruining your reputation over.
Even in Wisconsin, the weather has finally warmed up. Though I’m still knocking wood on that. Yes, hooray for grilling season! And steak like Rosemary Rubbed Sirloin!
Have a great Memorial Day weekend everyone!
- 2 6 ounce boneless steaks
- 1 T extra virgin olive oil
- salt, pepper to taste
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 teaspoons dried rosemary leaves, divided
- Pat steaks dry, then rub with olive oil on both sides. Salt and pepper generously or to taste.
- Finely mince the garlic and half of the rosemary, then spread on both sides of the steaks along with the unchopped rosemary.
- Grill on both sides to desired doneness. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving (so juices reabsorb)
- Eating undercooked meat may be hazardous to your health.
- Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles
- Wild Ramp Goat Cheese Spread (with Ramp Alternative)