Good Life, Good Food: Cast Iron Seared Sirloin and Potatoes for Dad

Cast Iron Seared Sirloin and Potatoes for Dad (ABC 7 Amarillo)

This is a Good dish if you are camping with Dad this Father's Day weekend! Enjoy your time with your Dad, Grandfather or male role model in your life! We are who we are because of their influence on our “Good Lives”!


  • 2 ea 8 oz 1855 Top Sirloin steaks cut into 1-2 inch chunks
  • 1 Tblspn canola oil
  • 3 Tblspn unsalted butter
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 4 oz bacon, I use Hormel Jalapeno bacon, diced
  • ½ lb baby white or red potatoes
  • 1 ea medium red onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 Tblspn chopped garlic
  • 4 Tblspn Honey & Ginger White Balsamic Amarillo Grape & Olive


Over high heat warm your cast iron skillet.

Season sirloin with kosher salt and McCormick coarse black pepper

Add canola oil to the cast iron when hot, when almost smoking add sirloin and sear for about 4 minutes moving around to sear all the meat.

Reduce the heat to medium-low to let the pan cool, then add butter and 3 sprigs of thyme. Using a spoon baste the steak with butter 2-3 minutes, flipping to cover all the meat. Cook to about 135 degrees or medium rare. Remove from the cast iron and set aside.

Discard all fat and thyme from the skillet, and wipe it clean with a paper towel.

Over medium heat, cook the diced bacon to render the fat and slightly crisp the bacon about 5 minutes. Add the potatoes to the bacon fat and bacon, I like to half my potatoes for a quicker and even cooking. Cook until golden and crisp about 4 to 5 minutes.

Add the onion and remaining thyme and cook stirring occasionally, until the onion has caramelized and the potatoes are cooked through. This could take 6-8 minutes.

Lower the heat and add garlic and when it begins to fragrant and you can smell it, add the Honey Ginger balsamic and let reduce about 2 minutes.

Add your sirloin back to the cast iron and let simmer with veggies about 2 minutes.

Place a bed of veggies on your plate and top with the seared sirloin for a wonderful dish with unique flavors that tell Dad how much you really care! Enjoy!

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