Any Given Sunday: Football Munchies!

26 Oct

Last week, the 9ers had a buy week (by week?  bye week? buh-bye week?) and we were camping so there were no munchies.  In fact, there were no posts all week.  It was a week.

This week, we had a game.  The 9ers may have lost to Houston but they made it a game.

Greg makes an amazing dip.  I’d share the recipe but he holds it a sacred secret.  I don’t know it.  He has shared it with a friend of ours which surprises me greatly. I try not to take things like that personally.  Clearly, I try but may not always succeed.  😀

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Greg’s dip is amazing.  I’ve said that.  Greg’s dip is requested at most parties we go to.  We have been told that if we can’t come to the party, perhaps we could send the dip on by itself.  We’ve been told not to come if we don’t bring dip.  Again, I try (and fail) not to take these things personally.

To go along with the dip, I delved into one of my favorite blogs.  The Pioneer Woman blogs about life on her family’s ranch in Oklahoma, homeschooling her children, photography, food, and her own inner psyche.  She’s an amazing cook.  I love her recipes.  Our Thanksgiving last year was basically all Pioneer Woman — and it was delish.

So, I thought about a recipe I’d wanted to try of hers.  Steak Bites.

And, uhm, they were a hit.  Went nicely with Greg’s Dip.  Adding a necessary touch of protein to the carb fest that is dip and chips.

The recipe is easy.  Take a sirloin steak.  Trim off the fat.  Cut it into bite sized pieces.  Season with salt and pepper.  I added garlic because, puhlease, can you really cook meat without garlic.  I think not.

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Let it rest with the seasoning while you prepare the pan.

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Take a good pan.  Heat it hot.  Add butter.  Melt and then brown the butter.  Turn the fan on over your stovetop.  Trust me.

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Put in a layer of meat.  Cook it about 40 sec.  Turn it and cook it another 30 sec.

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Remove to a plate.  Add more butter.  Add more meat.  Repeat until you’ve cooked it all.

Drizzle butter from pan over the meat.

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Enjoy!  I recommend serving it with Greg’s dip . . . only you can’t!  😀

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But, if you come by, I can pretty much assure you that we’ll serve the dip.  Heck, I might even make steak bites, too!

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8 Responses to “Any Given Sunday: Football Munchies!”

  1. Lynne at Hasty Brook 26 October, 2009 at 6:57 am #

    Liza- my mouth is watering!!

  2. Jody 26 October, 2009 at 6:58 am #

    I consider this to be extremely unfair. Want. dip. now! (And the steak bites look really tasty too!)

  3. Pam 26 October, 2009 at 7:21 am #

    First you cracked me up with buy, by, bye, buh-bye week! LOL!
    Okay, how are we going to get this secret dip recipe? Seriously. I mean, he can give it to me cuz I live in NY – no problems there, right, I won’t give it out, and I’m far enough away.
    I can’t *wait* for Ree’s recipe book!! I think it’s on it’s way from Amazon now. The steak bites look really good!

  4. John 26 October, 2009 at 11:28 am #

    The steak bites look really tasty!

  5. Jayne 27 October, 2009 at 2:58 am #

    Oh, my…. that looks so yummy!!!!

  6. Gayle 27 October, 2009 at 9:16 pm #

    I was taken by The Pioneer Woman’s web site also until I found out (and you had to do some digging) the 2,000 wild horses are used as bucking horses for rodeos…cruel and outrageous considering all horses have done for us for CENTURIES…sorry, nothing against your wonderful blog as a fellow bird lover, but I had to say it.

  7. Barbara 31 October, 2010 at 3:34 pm #

    Love the Pioneer Woman. I would so love those steak bites right now. Tell Greg I’m honored and I will never tell…..

    • lizalee 1 November, 2010 at 7:47 pm #

      The steak bites are AWESOME! You earned your way into Greg’s heart with the yummy food you always make! 🙂

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