Monday, November 25, 2013

Beef Baratheon with Portabello (or How to Cook a Steak)

Recently, I realized I didn't know how to cook a steak. Yes, dear Slayers, your faithful leader who is so full of delicious recipes couldn't even make a simple steak. My thinking is that if I don't know how to do it, there's gotta be someone else out there learning to cook who doesn't know how to do it either. Needless to say, I've picked up a few new skill points in Cooking and I'd like to share them with you.

This is not the kind of fillet mignon and potatoes you'll find in find dining. This is well seasoned meat to go with a bed of sautéed veggies. It should fill and fuel you without any extra fills or non-paleo comforts. I imagine it's the kind of thing Stannis Baratheon has grown accustomed to eating on Dragonstone. So let's get our meat hats on and fry ourselves up something delicious. 

Beef Baratheon with Portabello
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Serves: 2

  • 2 Steaks or 1 large steak to cut in half
  • Chili Powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic and Onion Powder
  • Sweet Pepper
  • Small Onion
  • 1 large Portabello
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil spray

  1. Prep all your veggies. Chop up the onion and the pepper and cut your portabello into slices. 
  2. Mince two cloves of garlic.
  3. Set a frying pan on the stove on medium heat. 
  4. Spray the pan liberally with extra virgin olive oil. and let it heat up for about a minute. 
  5. Then add your minced garlic. Watch it carefully and as soon as it begins to brown (about 15-30 seconds), add your onions, portabello, and pepper. Use a spatula to stir it around and keep the garlic from burning to the bottom of the pan. 
  6. Season veggie pan with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper to taste. Continually watch these sautéing vegetables during the rest of the cooking process. Every few minutes you'll want to move and flip them around in the pan so they cook evenly and don't burn. 
  7. Set a second pan on medium heat.
  8. Now season the beef by sprinkling a little chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper on each side. Massage it gently so that everything is spread evenly across the meat.
  9. Add your steak to the pan and cook it for about 8 minutes on each side or till the internal temperature is where you want it to be. If you have an internal meat thermometer, the USDA says 125 degrees is rare, 145 is medium rare, 160 is medium and 170+ is well done.  You will want to flip it every 4-5 minutes or so that it doesn't burn or sear the meat on either side. 
  10. When your meat is done, turn off the stove and plate the veggies. 
  11. The plate your beef and voila, you've made yourself a juicy steak with veggies!

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