Yum! Tonight’s dinner was super fast & super delicious! This is an impressive dish to make if your entertaining and it really takes no effort at all! I had four steak strips that I decided to pair with caramelized onion & a balsamic sauce. For sides, I choose baked potatoes and asparagus :).
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
a pack of four steak strips (or a steak flank)
1/2 of a large white onion
a bunch of asparagus
3/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
First things first, set the oven to 400 degrees. Wash potatoes and drizzle/spray with oil, then wrap in foil and bake for an hour.
Next, in a medium skillet heat water & asparagus. When asparagus is cooked and turns green, remove water from skillet & add oil, 2 gloves of garlic, salt and pepper. Cook for 3 minutes & then set aside.
Season steak your favorite steak seasoning and set your broiler on high. Spraying your baking dish with cooking spray and place steak in oven (you can move the potatoes to the bottom rack). Cook steak for 4 minutes on each side.
While you are waiting for steak to cook, in a small skillet add 2 tablespoons of oil. Slice onions in long strips and cook for 8 minutes on medium heat.
When the onions are caramelized, remove from heat (use the same skillet to make the balsamic reduction). Add 3/4 cup of balsamic vinegar to skillet, when the liquid boils reduce heat & cook for 4 minutes.
Dinner is READY!
I wouldn’t be surprised if someone thought you ordered this from take-out 😉 just saying.
So my plan tonight was to make baked pork chops, scratch that I came home to no electricity because of the rain! Luckily, Maddie reminded me that we had a grand new grill waiting to be used outside 🙂 I was a little nervous, because to be honest I’ve never used a grill alone before but as I said, there’s a first for everything! Usually when I make a meat I always have a vegetable on the side. Well tonight were having two, because greens are good for you! Or at least that is what I was told when I was young.
Grilled Pork Chops with grilled asparagus & potatoes
What you will need:
- 3 Pork Chops
- 4 baking potatoes
- 1 bunch of asparagus
- vegetable oil
- Pork Seasoning
- 2 garlic clove, minced
Wash potatoes & cut in thin slices. Drizzle with oil & season with salt and pepper. (I also used potato seasoning)
Next wash asparagus , then cut an inch off the bottom. Drizzle with oil & garlic.
Heat the grill on high! Place two pieces of tin foil on the grill, one for asparagus and one for the potatoes. Let the asparagus cook on grill for 10 minutes and potatoes for 20 minutes. (Watch & toss both as needed)
After you remove the asparagus from grill, add the pork chops. Season pork with the pork seasoning & let cook for 5 minutes on each side. When the pork is done, remove from grill.
YUM, I will definitely be grilling again!