I’ll admit— I’m a total dork and I absolutely love cooking for my boyfriend. The only issue is, he’s TOTALLY a better cook than I am. And without even trying….it’s sooo not fair. No recipe book, no formal training….but he comes up with these crazy concoctions that are UNREAL. So…I decided I was going to WOW him…pull out all of the stops. To be honest, he doesn’t LOVE the healthy stuff. I mean, he’ll eat lean meat and spinach…but when we start talking other fruit and veggies…you’ve lost him. So I literally asked him, “Other than spinach and broccoli, what vegetables would you actually eat?” And he said onions and peppers….so that got me thinking Philly Cheesesteak. And I don’t know why, but automatically I wanted to do skewers. I love using my grill! So I told Gary to sit in the living room and watch whatever it is boys watch while I went to work… And I think these may have been one of my best meals yet!!
2 Tbsp Butter, Melted
2 Tbsp Gluten Free Flour (or if you don’t have celiac, regular)
1 Cup Milk (I used Fat Free)
1 Cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese (I used Fat Free)
Salt and Pepper
1/2 Pound Sirloin steak, Cut Into 8 Ctrips
1 Red Bell Pepper, Cut Into 16 Pieces
1 Red Onion (or 1/2 depending on size), Cut Into Strips
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
Preheat a grill to medium-high. In a medium saucepan, heat the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Lower the heat to medium and slowly whisk in the milk until the mixture thickens and starts to boil. Stir in the cheese until smooth; season with salt and pepper. Cover to keep warm.
Thread the steak onto 4 skewers. Divide the bell pepper and onion among 4 more skewers. Brush the pepper, onion, and beef with the oil and season with salt and pepper. Arrange the skewers on the grill and cook, turning, until charred on all sides, 5 to 7 minutes. Meanwhile, arrange the steak on the grill and cook, turning once, for about 3 minutes for medium. Serve the kebabs with the cheese sauce for dipping.
These were soooo good. And honestly, I’m not the best cook. I’m not. I’m still learning, it’s a process…blah blah blah. But these were SOOOOO good. It makes me really happy to make him happy— is that weird? I love that I’m still learning and that slowly I can try to cook more and more things. I also ask Gary for his help and tips so that I can grow and better myself as a cook.
This weekend I’m going to his house and I’m going to see his family. I really want to bake something to bring with me, but I have NO CLUE what to make. I want to impress but at the same time I don’t want to try too hard and quite possibly fail miserably. I’ve met them before, but this time I’d like to bring some homemade baked goods…Ugh. Let me know if you guys have any ideas!!!
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