Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Private Selections Review & Recipe

Another great product to review from BzzAgent! One of my campaigns is the Private Selection Campaign from Kroger. Kroger carries Private Selection products, which are high end, gourmet products available at your nearest Kroger store. I received in my Bzz Kit:

  • Coupon for $3 off $10 spend on Private Selection Angus Beef
  • Coupon for Free Private Selection Artisan Bread
  • Coupon for Free Private Selection Preserves
  • Coupon for Free Private Selection Rub
  • Coupon for Free Private Selection Dark Amber Maple Syrup
  • Coupon for Free Private Selection Panko Breadcrumbs
If you would like to try these wonderful products, please email me your address and I'll mail you a coupon good for 20% off any of the above Private Selection items, less the Angus Beef product. 

I chose to purchase Angus Skirt Steak and Angus Ground Beef in order to meet the $10.00 criteria for the $3.00 off coupon. There is also other steaks to choose from as well as pork products. For the bread product, I chose Cibatta bread. For the preserves, I chose apple butter. For the rub, I chose peppercorn. For the Panko breadcrumbs, I chose a sesame garlic flavor. I can't wait to try out all of these wonderful products but for tonight, I chose to cook the skirt steak and this is what I came up with. I thought I'd share my original recipe with you below. I hope you like it!

Information about the Private Selection products:
Raised for tenderness and aged naturally, the beef is hand-selected and hand-cut in store to guarantee perfect flavor
Using the highest quality ingredients, these breads are baked with old world quality craftsmanship
As a spread or an ingredient, add boldness with flavors like Red Tart Michigan Cherry, Oregon Red Raspberry, NEW Bitter-Sweet Orange Marmalade and NEW Apple Butter
Reimagine the possibilities for your grill with rubs including Kicked Up Poultry, Sweet & Spicy, Peppercorn House, Texas BBQ, Citrus & Savory and Garlic Peppercorn Sear Crust
Invoke the right amount of sweetness with the robust flavor of syrup, hand tapped from North American maples
Add a touch of refined taste to your meals with light and crispy bread crumbs in flavors such as Italian, Parmesan Herb and Sweet Chipotle 

Private Selection Angus Peppercorn Skirt Steak with Gravy
  • (1) Package, about 1.5 lbs, of Private Selection Angus Skirt Steak found at Kroger
  • Private Selection Peppercorn Rub found at Kroger
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • (3) TBSP water
  • (2) TBSP cooking oil
  • (2 1/2) TBSP flour
  • (1) C of Water
  • Salt to taste

Preheat oven to 325. Cut steak into portion sizes. Season with peppercorn rub and Worcestershire sauce to your liking on a sheet pan. Sear both sides of steak on iron skillet for 1-2 minutes each. Replace steak onto sheet pan after searing. Add about 3 TBSP of water to the pan with the steaks. Cover with aluminum foil then bake in the oven for 30 minutes. In the meantime, add oil to heated skillet over medium high heat and wisk the 2 1/2 tablespoons of flour in the skillet for about 2-3 minutes. Add the drippings from the sheet pan the steaks were cooked on to the flour mixture in the skillet. Wisk the drippings and the 1 cup of water  in the skillet. You may need to add more water if the gravy looks too thick. Season with salt. Add the steaks to the gravy and reduce heat to medium low. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with your choice of starch, fresh vegetable and Private Selection Cibatta bread.