Heavy on protein, fat and spices this flavorful dish is one of my favorites to make and eat during the holidays.
2 6oz steaks
For the marinade
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of liquid smoke
1/2 tblspn balsamic vinegar
Pinch of Italian seasoning
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
For the spaghetti sauce
1 big yellow onion
1 can of tomato paste (6oz)
6 cloves of garlic
1/3 cup of sugar
Pinch of thyme
1 pound ground beef
Salt and pepper for taste
Step 1: Make the Marinade
Mix 2 tblspn of olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon of liquid smoke, 1/2 tblspn of balsamic vinegar, pinch of Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
Step 2: Marinate Steaks
Place sauce in a bag then place steaks in bag. Make sure to mix all the sauce around so it's evenly distributed. Let sit steak on the side inside of bag.
Step 3: Prepping the Sauce
Peel 5 ripe tomatoes, core them and dice them. Place the diced tomatoes in a bowl and salt them.
Step 4: Prepping the Rest of the Sauce
Dice 1 whole onion. Chop 8oz of mushrooms. Chop 1/2oz parsley. Chop 1/2oz of basil. Mince 6 cloves of garlic. Now you're ready for the dance.
Step 5: Cook Onions
In a pot heat up a tablespoon of olive oil on medium heat. Once the oil is nice and hot (not burnt) add the diced onions and cook lightly.
Step 6: Add Ingredients
Add mushrooms, basil, parsley and garlic. Cook until mushrooms start to get soft. You don't want to overcook the mushrooms so keep an eye on it until next step.
Step 7: Add Tomato
Add your diced tomatoes and a 6oz can of tomato paste. Mix well so the paste is completely spread out. Turn heat down to low and cover.
Step 8: Cook the Ground Beef
Heat up a skillet and cook 1 pound of ground beef. Add seasoning to beef. Break up ground beef into small pieces.
On a personal note I find the mix between Montreal steak seasoning and Italian seasoning to be purely awesome for ground beef. (No product placement intended it's just what I have)
Step 9: Strain Meat and Add It to the Sauce
Strain your ground beef and add it to the sauce.
Step 10: Season Meat Sauce
Using a pinch of thyme, salt, pepper and 1/3cup of sugar season the sauce. Put the lid back on and raise heat to mid low. Cook for 15 minutes while stirring frequently. Sauce is done after 15 minutes !
Step 11: Sear Steak
Heat up a skillet with olive oil and cook your steak to your desire. Once steak is done turn heat to low and add Gorgonzola to steak and let sit while you cook noodles.
Step 12: Enjoy !
Enjoy the meal !