Introducing “Steak Cake”: Delicious and Unusual
Let’s talk about steak… and cake! At first glance, steak and cake might seem like a strange combination, but hear us out: Imagine a juicy, tender steak as the center of a delightful, flavorful cake. This unusual yet delectable dish is known as a “Steak Cake”, and it is sure to surprise and delight your family or dinner party guests.
What is a Steak Cake?
A steak cake is a savory dish consisting of a layer of steak, usually seared and seasoned, to create the cake base, topped with a combination of rich, flavorful ingredients including mushrooms, herbs, and strong cheeses such as blue cheese. It is baked in the oven until the cheese melts and the flavors meld together in glorious harmony.
The Origins of Steak Cake
There is some debate about the origins of steak cake, but some suggest that it began in the Southwestern US in the early 1900s, when it became popular among ranchers and cowboys who worked hard and needed hearty, filling dishes to fuel their days in the saddle. Today, steak cake is making a comeback, with chefs and home cooks looking for new and interesting recipes with which to impress their guests.
How To Make Steak Cake
– 2 pounds of sirloin steak, thinly sliced
– 1 onion, diced
– 1 cup mushrooms of your choice, diced
– 2 tablespoons of butter
– 1 teaspoon of thyme
– 2 cloves of garlic, minced
– 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
– 1 teaspoon of paprika
– 1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
– 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. Over medium-high heat, melt butter in a large skillet.
3. Add steak, garlic, and onion; cook until steak is browned and vegetables are soft.
4. Season steak mixture with thyme, Worcestershire sauce and paprika.
5. Place steak mixture into a 9-inch baking pan.
6. Top with mushrooms, blue cheese and parsley.
7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese melts.
8. Slice and enjoy!
Enjoy Steak Cake!
A steak cake is a perfect dish to enjoy any time – as a main course, or as a creative appetizer. With its combination of hearty steak, flavorful cheeses, and savory mushrooms, a steak cake has something to please everyone. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, or just need a unique way to get your family to eat their vegetables, steak cake is sure to be a hit. So give it a try – and let us know what you think!