Having steak on a weeknight is as rare to some as having cereal at brunch is to me. Steak is supposed to be one of those meals that is saved for a special occasion, perhaps a romantic night out or a celebratory meal at home. I know I have a lot of vegetarian, vegan, and non-red meat eaters out there, (and I love you all!!), but I personally enjoy lean steak and other types of beef. It’s a great way to mix up the usual chicken breast dinner, and it’s a nice treat for my husband who was served spaghetti squash and kale all in the same week! Sorry honey! We have only been married four months, so I aim to please. Especially because I think half the reason he married me is for my cooking.. ;-)
Steak is also super easy to make. With a good cut, it doesn’t take much to prepare the meat so that it will taste great. From start to finish, not counting the marinating time, this meal only took me roughly 30 minutes to prepare. Tim took Tebow on a quick walk around the neighborhood while I prepared dinner, put away the clean dishes, and tackled the now dirty ones in the sink. By the time he made his way back home, dinner was ready and he was happy!
Mesquite Marinated Flank Steak
1 1/2 pounds flank steak
1 tablespoon olive oil (I used my Misto to spray steak)
1/2 package of mesquite seasoning packet (I used a McCormick Grill Mates packet)
Oil steak and rub with seasoning. Place in a ziplock bag in the fridge for at least one hour (I did about 9 hours).
Heat grill pan on medium-high heat. Cook steak for 2-3 minutes on each side.
Let rest 5-10 minutes and then cut into strips.
I served the steak along with cubed roasted yukon gold potatoes and a broccoli/cauliflower mix. I sprayed veggies with olive oil and simply sprinkled on salt and pepper.
What is a meal you make that both you and your significant other love?
How often, if ever, do you eat steak or other red meats?