Friday, December 18, 2015

BBQ Steak Bites with Roasted Peppers and Polenta

I don't have enough words to describe this amazing dish!  It is so, so tasty!  I bet you were drooling just by reading the title, right? :)  It's also very quick (under 30 minutes) and the burst of flavors is absolutely amazing!  Enjoy!
Ingredients:
For Polenta:
-4 cups water, divided
-1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 2 tsp salt, divided
For Steak:
-1 Tbs vegetable oil
-1 1/2 lbs steak, cut into chunks
-2 tsp smoked paprika
-1 (16 oz) jar roasted pepper strips (if it doesn't have strips, take the peppers out and cut them into strips)
-1/2 cup hickory bbq sauce (we prefer Sweet Baby Ray)
Directions:
Make the polenta first.  Place 3 cups water and 1 tsp salt in large sauce pan and bring to a boil.  In a small bowl, mix remaining cup of water with the cornmeal and remaining tsp salt.  Mix well and add to boiling water.  Stir, cover and cook on low heat for 5-7 minutes.  Stir once in a while, but be very cautious as the mixture will be VERY hot.  Remove from heat, uncover and give it another good stir.  Let it sit until steak bites are ready.
Heat oil in large skillet.  Add the steak chunks and sprinkle with the smoked paprika.  Stir and cook for about 5 minutes or until steak is cooked to your liking.  Remove onto plate.
Return skillet to stove.  Add the pepper strips and liquid from the jar.  Stir in the bbq sauce.  Mix well and bring to a simmer.  Simmer for 5 minutes or until sauce starts to thicken.  Return steak to the skillet and stir to coat.  Cook for 1 minute.  
Serve on top of the warm polenta.  Enjoy!

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