Broiled Beef Steak with Cheesy Microwave Polenta
An Italian-seasoned sirloin steak is broiled and served with marinara sauce, and a simple side of polenta made with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
2/3 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 boneless beef top sirloin steak, cut 1-inch thick (about 1 1/4 pounds)
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon each salt and coarse grind black pepper
1 (15-ounce) jar marinara sauce, heated
- For Polenta: Combine 1 2/3 cups water, cornmeal and salt in 1-quart microwave-safe bowl. Cover; microwave on HIGH 6 to 8 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons each mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Microwave, uncovered, on MEDIUM (50%) 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cover; let stand 5 minutes.
- For Steak: Combine Italian seasoning, garlic, salt and pepper; press onto beef steak. Place steak on rack in broiler pan so surface of beef is 3 to 4-inches from heat. Broil 16 to 21 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning once.
- Carve steak. Serve with polenta and spaghetti sauce.
Makes 4 servings.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of the Beef Industry Council.