Grilled Steak with Balsamic Bacon & Mushrooms
- 2-3 New York strip steaks (or cut of your choice)
- kosher salt & pepper
- 2-3 strips bacon
- olive oil
- 1/2 lb mushrooms, sliced (white or cremini)
- 1/2 T balsamic vinegar
- 1-2 t fresh thyme, chopped
Heat the grill to medium-high and season your steaks with salt & pepper on both sides. Cook the steaks for about 5 min on each side (or until they are done, depending on thickness etc).
Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium-high and cook the bacon strips until crispy. Remove to a plate and crumble the bacon into little bits. Leave the fat in the pan and add a bit of olive oil, and keep the heat around medium/medium-high. Add the mushrooms to the pan and stir them around a bit. Add the balsamic vinegar and stir around, then season with salt, pepper, and thyme. Once the mushrooms are cooked, about 8 minutes, turn off the heat and stir in the bacon bits.
To serve, top the steaks with the mushroom mixture.
I served this with some grilled sweet potato wedges and it was a great meal! You could really impress someone with this meal, and it really is so simple to make. Enjoy!