These "Honey Bourbon Steak Tips" are a great way to prepare steak! They are so full of flavor and are tender and delicious. It's best to use a good cut of beef for these so they are not tough or chewy. I used beef tenderloin, but you can use top sirloin or rib eye steak also. The marinade for this is the key. The bourbon gives these a great flavor. Here is what you will need:
2 lbs. top sirloin, tenderloin, or ribeye steak, cut in 1-2 inch cubes
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup good Kentucky bourbon
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbs. minced garlic
1/4 cup oil
3 Tbs. butter, divided
8 oz. white mushrooms, quartered
Combine the honey, brown sugar, bourbon, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Place the steak tips in a large Ziploc plastic bag or a contain with a tight fitting lid and pour half of the marinade over the steak. Seal and turn to coat all of the meat. Marinade for at least an hour, two hours is better.
Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet that has a lid until the butter is sizzling. You need high heat for this, but don't burn the butter. Place the steak tips in the pan and brown on all sides. Don't crowd the pan or you won't get them browned. You might have to do two batches. When they are all browned cover with the lid to steam the meat a little. This makes it tender. Just for about 3 -4 minutes. Reduce heat to medium for this.
While the steak tips cook, place the rest of the marinade in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and stir and allow to reduce for 3-4 minutes. Leave it uncovered. Watch this carefully, because it will boil over very easily. When it starts to thicken a bit turn it off.
Pour the sauce over the steak tips in the pan and toss to coat them. Cook just a minute or two! Remove the steak tips to a platter.
Add the other tablespoon of butter to the pan. There will be some of the marinade left in the pan. Saute the mushrooms!
Add the mushrooms to the steak tips and serve! If you are not a mushroom fan, just leave them out!