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December 16, 2014

PlateJoy Recipes: Balsamic-Glazed Sirloin with Rosemary Polenta

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It's holiday season in the PlateJoy test kitchen! While sweets often take center stage during December, we have our eyes on the main event. Steak is a popular choice for special occasion main courses, and we're a fan of top sirloin for your holiday table. With even marbling, this cut packs a lot of flavor without pockets of excess fat to trim.

Our recipe for balsamic-glazed sirloin with rosemary polenta cuts the creaminess of cheesy polenta with a zing of sweet vinegar. Try the recipe—and get all ingredients delivered tomorrow with PlateJoy!

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serves 2
30 minutes

1 cup milk
1 cup chicken broth
½ cup dry polenta corn meal
2 oz cream cheese
½ cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoon tamari
½ tablespoon olive oil
8 oz top sirloin steak
4 cups spinach
2 tbsp chopped rosemary

  1. Combine vinegar, tamari and chili powder in a small bowl. Pour half the sauce into a large ziplock bag and add sirloin. Let marinate 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, add milk and broth to a saucepan over medium heat. Gradually stir in polenta. Cook, stirring frequently, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cream cheese.

  3. Heat a skillet over medium-high and add oil. Wipe sirloin dry and add it to the pan. Cook 4 minutes per side, or until done to your preference. Transfer to a plate, tent with aluminum foil, and let rest for at least 5 minutes.

  4. Add remaining sauce and spinach to the pan. Cook over medium-low heat until spinach has wilted slightly, about 2 minutes.

  5. Chop rosemary. Warm polenta and season with rosemary, salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Slice steak against the grain and enjoy with polenta and spinach, with sauce spooned on top.

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