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Pan-Seared Sirloin Tips with Goat Cheese Potatoes

Pan-Seared Sirloin Tips with Goat Cheese Potatoes

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Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 20 mins

Cook: 1 hr 15 mins

  • 2 slices  bacon
  • 4 russet potatoes (8 oz. each) -- scrubbed, dried and pricked with a fork
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 sirloin tip steaks (3/4-inch thick, about 6 oz. each)
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees . In a large heavy skillet (preferably cast- iron), crisp the bacon over medium heat for 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate; crumble once cooled.
  2. Wrap potatoes in foil and bake the potatoes until skins are crisp, about 1 hour. Let sit until cool enough to handle.
  3. Preheat the broiler. Cut a deep X into the top of each warm potato; squeeze the sides to push the flesh out. Scrape the flesh into a bowl, leaving a thin layer attached to the skin. Mash the potatoes, then mix in the goat cheese, milk and two-thirds of the scallions; season. Spoon the mixture into the skins; transfer to a baking dish.
  4. Wipe the skillet used for the bacon clean and heat it over medium-high heat; swirl in the oil. Season the steaks; sear, flipping halfway through, 6 minutes for medium- rare. Let rest 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, brown the potatoes under the broiler for 1 to 2 minutes. Garnish with the remaining scallions and the bacon. Serve with the steaks.