I have a confession to make. I can’t BBQ. I have actually been banned from the BBQ by my loving husband. It has been about 12 years since I have BBQd for him and made an impression. Not a good impression, but there was definitely an impression.
We were dating and knowing he loved steak I thought I would BBQ him a steak. It was one of our first dates. I was soooo proud of myself. You would think he would say he loved it even if he did not. THAT would have been the polite thing to do. Well he did not like it. He did not say he liked it to spare my feelings. I believe it went something like “Never BBQ beef for me again. I will do it.” OK.
I still married him. And he BBQs the beef in our house. It is a give and take relationship.
We were recently at the She’s Connected Conference in Toronto where we met some lovely ladies from Canadian Beef. We picked up their pamphlet and hubs noticed a great recipe he wanted to try as soon as we got home.
Hubs allowed me to take pictures while he was prepping. Hubs is a great sport like that.
I have since tweeted with these ladies and they have given me permission to share this great recipe with you!!
Marinated Grilled Steak with Melted Onions
Makes 4 servings.
2 TBSPs BBQ Sauce
4 TBSPs Greek or Italian salad dressing
4 cloves garlic, minced
pepper and kosher salt
1 lb (500 g) Inside Round Marinating Steak (1 inch thick)
1 sweet onion, sliced
4 baguettes or buns (I recommend toasting)
Combine BBQ sauce, 2 tbsp of the dressing and garlic in sealable freezer bag. Pierce steak all over with a fork and place in bag. Place in the fridge for at least 8 hours and up to 12 hours.
Discard the marinade and pat the steak dry. Grill over medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side to have a medium rare steak. Let rest 10 minutes.
Meanwhile pan fry the onions in dressing over medium heat stirring often until soft and golden brown about 10 minutes.
Sere with thinly sliced steak on baguette. Top with arugula.
Enjoy! This recipe is a keeper! My first thought was “This tastes like its from a restaurant”. It sort of was. Anything beef related in my house is created by Chef Don.