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!
Looking for the perfect weeknight meal then look no further. This meal comes together in under 20 and cost around $15.
A taco kit
One extra seasoning pack
1.2 lbs of 90/10 ground beef
1/2 an onion – diced
1 and half bags of salad mix
1 tomato- diced
1/2 cup of Mayo
1/4 cup of plain yogurt or sour cream
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Add a little evoo to a skillet then add diced onions and sauté for 3 minutes. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink constantly breaking it down. Add 1/2 cup water and 1 1/2 packets of seasoning and continue to cook and break apart.
Cook taco shells according to package then crush up six of them. Add 1 1/2 bags of lettuce to a large bowl. Add diced tomatoes, crushed shells and cheese.
Dressing- Mix Mayo, yogurt, 1/2 packet of seasoning and the pouch of taco sauce.
Add warm beef to lettuce bowl and mix. Serve with as much or little dressing as you want. We don’t use much.