Balsamic Glazed Pork Steak with Brussels Sprouts (Serves 1)
Pork steaks look too good to be true. I passed over them in the grocery store for months before I brought any home with me. Pork steaks look like a thick rib eye steak, but are priced more like hot dogs. It turns out they are a staple of St. Louis-style barbecue and full of flavor. Pork steaks are good food, so don’t let the low price mislead you like it did me.
I was hungry and in a hurry, so I seared my first pork steak on the stove top while heating frozen Brussels sprouts in the microwave. The meal was amazingly good and ready in less than 15 minutes.
Prep Time and Cook Time: 15 minutes
1 bone-in pork steak (1-1.5 pounds)
16-ounce bag of frozen Brussels sprouts
Chipotle Chile Pepper Powder
Ancho Chili Powder
Directions: Pre-heat non-stick grill-pan or skillet over medium heat. Season both sides of pork steak with salt, garlic powder, and Chipotle Chile Pepper powder. Lay pork steak in the hot grill-pan and let sear undisturbed for 5-6 minutes. Turn with tongs to let the second side sear for 5-6 minutes. Splash balsamic vinegar generously across the top of the meat. After the second side has seared, turn again and coat the other side with balsamic vinegar. Turn again and let the freshly coated side sear a few more seconds.
Meanwhile, transfer frozen Brussels sprouts to a microwave safe dish with a cover. Microwave on high for 5 minutes then add a dusting of salt and Ancho Chili powder. Stir, cover, and then microwave on high for another 5 minutes.
Transfer pork steak to a plate. Fill the rest of the plate with Brussels sprouts. Enjoy!
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