My "Meat and Potatoes"

“Meat and Potatoes”

2 small sirloin steaks
2 slices of cheese (provolone is what I had)
1 package of baby bella mushrooms
1/2 of an onion
1 tbsp of brown gravy mix
2 tbsp of water
6 small red potatoes
2 medium parsnips
2 large carrots
1 tsp of parsley
1 bundle of asparagus
2 tbsp of parmesan cheese
Olive oil for cooking
Salt and pepper for seasoning

Potato Hash: Start by peeling the parsnips and carrots. Cut them into 1/4 an inch coins. Cut the potatoes the same way, just leave the skins on. Season with parsley, salt and pepper. Add some garlic if you want to. Cook in 1-2 tbsp of oil over medium heat. Stir every few minutes. Cook until the vegetables are tender.
Asparagus: Snap the ends off and rinse. In a baking pan lay the asparagus over tin foil (for easy cleanup). Lightly drizzle oil over the asparagus (about a tbsp). Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle parmesan cheese over asparagus. Cook in the oven at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes. Keep an eye on them and taste them! You want them to be tender while at the same time maintaining a little bit of their crispness.
Mushroom Gravy: Slice the onion and mushroom. Begin to cook them while you measure the gravy mix and water. When the mushrooms and onions start to become tender then add the gravy mix and water. Season with pepper for a little bit of spiciness. Cook over medium/low heat.
Steak: I like to stick with a simple approach when cooking steak. Let the steak sit outside of the fridge for 30 minutes. Get your pan hot before putting the steak on. Sprinkle salt and pepper onto each side of the steak. Now sear each side of the steak to lock in the juices. Lower the stove temp. to medium and cook the steak to your liking… I like medium! You can finish the cooking on the stove or in the oven, which ever style you are most comfortable with. (I do not grill because I live in an apartment and I do not own a grill) When the steak is finished and ready to hit the plate top it with cheese and your gravy. Mmm!

Remember timing! Don’t start the gravy first because it is the fastest to make. My order is potato hash, steak, asparagus and then gravy. Of course overlapping tasks.

I love this meal. I wanted to create a new take on the old classic “Meat and Potatoes”. Try this idea with one of your favorite go-to recipes! I promise it is fun! On your mark, get set, go get creative…