1 pound steak tips
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup fontina cheese, grated
6 slices bacon, optional
2 white onions, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tablespoon herbs de Provence
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375º F.
Step 2: If using, cook bacon to personal preference. (Don’t make it too crispy, as it will also be baked later.)
Step 3: In a large pan or skillet over high heat sear steak tips until browned on all sides.
Step 4: Transfer steak to a plate or bowl and drain off fat, leaving 1 tablespoon in the skillet.
Step 5: Reduce heat to medium-low heat and add sliced onion. Season with salt and pepper and sauté for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until onions are softened, translucent and golden brown.
Step 6: Add minced garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.
Step 7: Place steak tips in a large baking dish, add bacon strips (if using) and cover with caramelized onions and garlic.
Step 8: Top with both cheeses and sprinkle with herbs de Provence.
Step 9: Place in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly and steak is cooked through.