This is groundbreaking, really. I think my dad almost collapsed when I told him. I. Cooked. And ate. Red meat. Not that I have any problem with doing either of those two things, it’s just atypical for me. Mostly because steak is expensive and I am a poor(ish), starving(not at all) college student, but also because I just tend to prefer vegetarian meals. I am one of those people who would be content eating pasta with garlic and oil for the rest of my life, but that is a whole other story. This was good, though, and hit multiple cravings I was having. The steak was marinated in a Tyler Florence rub, so I am submitting this to tyler florence fridays, albeit QUITE early. To go with the steak, I thought I would go with a completely classic flavor combination – peppers and potatoes (minus the sausage). I based the recipe from one I found in a cookbook that I have – Vegan Fire and Spice. This is a great cookbook for some simple (and VERY healthy) recipes that can be expanded upon. Happy eating everyone! I am off to shower, as I just got back from the gym, and I don’t think my roommate is too happy with me sitting here and typing this :P.

Roasted Potatoes and Peppers
Serves 2, adapted from Vegan Fire and Spice
1 lb red potatoes
1 onion
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1. Preheat the oven to 400.
2. Mix all of the ingredients together and roast for 45 minutes, turning once and tossing halfway through.

Grilled Marinated Strip Steak
Serves 2, adapted from Tyler Florence (gotten from the Food Network website)

1/8 cup chili powder
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 lb strip steak
1. Mix together all of the herbs and spices for your rub.

2. Rub the rub (hee hee) on the steak at least 4 hours before cooking it.

3. Grill on a George Foreman (or regular) grill until it reaches desired degree of doneness. I didn’t get a picture of this because my camera was being weird, but it looked something like this:

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6 Responses to Meat and Potato Monday

  1. Elra says:

    Oh my goodness, this look so delicious. it’ll be great if you submit this to “Potato Ho Down” event. It’s so perfect.

  2. Natashya says:

    Ha! I was wondering how it looked so perfect!
    We’ll see if my point and shoot takes any pictures at all as I dropped it last night.. oops!
    The dinner sounds great – sometimes you just need a little steak!

  3. Joanne says:

    Elra – Thanks for the comment. I didn’t know about that blog event but I would love to submit to it!

    Natashya – My version may not have looked as good as that, but it tasted pretty damn close. And you’re right, every once in while that meat craving needs to be satisfied.

  4. Debinhawaii says:

    Meat and potatoes are an occasional necessity I think. This looks delicious and now I am craving red meat! The potatoes sound good too–I’ll have to check out that book.

  5. Joanne says:

    Debinhawaii – I definitely agree, and the book was a great purchase Simple, easy and fresh flavors – why I love vegan cooking even though I’m definitely an omnivore.

    Jenny – Thanks for the comment!

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