Sirloin Steak with Pesto Butter

with cacio e pepe orzo

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 6 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

A note about serious food allergies

Creamy is the name of the game in this dish. We're not even talking about the herbaceous pesto butter, although every bite of the steak married to that melted, marvelous topping will have you bursting with joy. No, it’s the orzo, rich and peppery, that would found ourselves shoveling in our mouths by the mounded forkful. Steak meals this perfect don't come along every day.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    1 oz. Butter
  • Info
    4 oz. Orzo Pasta
  • 8 oz. Carrot
  • 12 oz. Sirloin Steaks
  • Info
    1 oz. Grated Parmesan
  • Info
    2 Tbsp. Basil Pesto

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Wire-Mesh Strainer
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Mixing Bowl

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Peel, trim, and cut carrot into ¼" slices at an angle. In a mixing bowl, combine pesto and remaining butter. Pat steaks dry, and season both sides with ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper.

  • Step 2 - Roast the Carrot Slices

    Roast the Carrot Slices

    Place carrot slices on prepared baking sheet, and toss with 1 Tbsp. olive oil, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Spread into a single layer and roast in hot oven until tender, 15-18 minutes. While carrot slices roast, cook steaks.

  • Step 3 - Cook the Steaks

    Cook the Steaks

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 tsp. olive oil and steaks to hot pan. Cook until browned and steaks reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 4-5 minutes per side. Remove from burner. Rest steaks at least 3 minutes. While steaks rest, finish orzo.

  • Step 4 - Make the Orzo

    Make the Orzo

    Add orzo to boiling water and cook until al dente, 7-9 minutes. Drain orzo in a wire-mesh strainer. Set aside.
    Return orzo to pot. Stir in half the butter (reserve remaining for pesto butter), Parmesan, ½ tsp. pepper, and ¼ tsp. salt until combined.

  • Step 5 - Finish the Dish

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping each steak with a dollop of pesto butter. Bon appétit!

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