Today felt a little too much like quarantine with me working from home, the boys off school and all sports canceled. I haven’t been feeling the best so my husband offered to make dinner. This usually consists of Buffalo Chicken Pizza, which he made last night. Recently he has added a new meal to his repertoire- steak cooked with tomatoes, onion and garlic. His take on Cuban/Colombian steak. He created this all by himself after having it a restaurant and even made it for friends.
Today was a great day to cook together and not grill since we got almost 7 inches of rain. He made the steak and I did the sides.
Preheat oven to 350
Any cut of steak- I would not use filet. Best to use T-Bone, rib-eye or strip with the bone still on. Now, this is his take on the dish, usually it is prepared with a cheaper style of steak like flank but my husband doesn’t like flank or London broil.
1 small onion- sliced
2 cloves of garlic- sliced
Season meat with S&P and bring to room temp- 40 minutes
In a large cast iron or frying pan add a little evoo and heat for a few minutes on medium. Add onions and cook for 1 minute then garlic and tomatoes cook for 30 seconds. Remove vegetables from pan. Add steak and sear for 1 minute on each side. If thick do it for two. Return vegetables to the top of the steaks and then place skillet in the oven.
I used a non stick frying pan and covered the handle in foil. Cook for 5 minutes in the oven. Remove and allow to sit for at least 5 minutes before cutting. If steaks are thick cook a minute or two longer. We cook ours to medium.
I’ll be sure to share the smashed potatoes later this week. Enjoy!