March 22, 2011

Monday's "Concoction" - Seared Steak with Onions & Spinach

A month or so ago I had mentioned I was going to start blogging one recipe a week that our family has tried and we actually all thought was great! I had been salavating over a recipe I saw in my Woman's Day magazine and I finally got all of the ingediants to make it for dinner tonight and it was oooommmmaaazzzinnnngggg....greens and all! So here is the list of goodies you will need to prepare this bad boy:

Recipe Ingredients

    • Olive Oil
    • 2 12-oz sirloin or strip steaks (1 1/2 in. thick)
    • Kosher salt, Garlic (Fresh, Jar or Powder) and pepper
    • Steak Seasoning of your choice; I use Dale's Seasoning
    • Package of Sliced mushrooms
    • 1 Green Bell pepper, sliced
    • 1 cup of Beef Broth
    • 1 red or White onion, sliced into rounds, rings separated
    • 2 - 5 oz packages of spinach of your choice; I used a mixture of Baby Spinach and Mixed Baby Greens
    • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
    • 2 oz blue cheese, broken into small pieces (optional)

Recipe Preparation

    1. Heat oven to 400°F. Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Season the steak with garlic, salt and pepper and cook until browned on one side, about 3 minutes. Turn the steak. 
    2. Scatter the onion rings, green peppers, mushrooms around the steak, drizzle oil over vegetables and steak and cook for 3 minutes. Add desired amount of your choice of steak seasoning to mixture and transfer the skillet to the oven and cook 4 to 5 minutes for medium-rare -- longer if you do not like a warm pink center.
    (NOTE: If steaks are thicker you will need to cook about 8-12 minutes
    Transfer the steak to a cutting board and let rest at least 5 minutes before slicing. After removing the steak from the skillet I place it (veggies, mushrooms and seasonings) back on the stove and heat over high until it thickens. You have to constantly stir this or it will burn quickly if you aren't paying attention.
    3. Add the spinach/greens to a separate skillet/pan and add 1 cup of beef broth. Stir in salt, pepper and garlic to the greens and broth; mix well. Cook over Medium-High heat and cook to desired level of "doneness". I let our greens wilt completely but some may like them less done. This option is totally up to you!  After greens have cooked you can add balsamic vinegar and blue cheese chunks if desired (I do not add this because we aren't crazy about it). 
This recipe is fairly fast and easy! My only suggestions would be to make sure your meat is at room temperature when you start cooking it and the thickness is key when it comes to timing. If the meat is too thick your other side dishes will be done before your steak is ready to happened to me tonight!!! 

I made fried potatoes with this dish tonight since our veggies were already covered. I will definitely make this again! It's also a fairly inexpensive meal when it comes to the ingredient's it calls for. It probably cost us a total of $20.00 on the ingredients and fed 3 of us with leftovers.  


Photo Credit: Woman's Day 

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