what's for supper tonite?

this is a huge favorite around here. the original recipe for the steak can be found in the better homes and garden (red & white checkered) cookbook and the potatoes are my own creation.

the potatoes

1. chop enough russet (white) potatoes to cover the bottom of a 9 X 13 glass baking dish. it's about 8 cups by my measuring bowl.

2. in a small bowl mix together

2 T chili powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried minced onion
1/2 tsp onion powder
dash of garlic powder
1-2 tsp salt

(store bought taco seasoning will work - use enough for 2 lbs of burger)

3. drizzle olive oil into the bowl with the potatoes. you want enough to coat the potatoes, but you don't want oil pooling in the bottom of the bowl. stir until all surfaces are well coated.

4. add seasoning to oiled potatoes and stir until evenly coated with seasonings.

5. pour into baking dish. bake for 45-60 minutes at 450 degrees (or until fork goes through potato easily).

the steak

1. take a 2-3 lb round steak and trim the hard fat from the edges and beat out flat with a tenderizer mallet until half the thickness you started with (or less if you can manage.)

2. shape and trim as necessary to make a rectangle or some facisimile thereof.

3. sprinkle with chosen seasonings. i often use crushed corn flakes, parmesean, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper, but tonight i used cheese powder and bread crumbs because that's what i had in the cupboard.

4. layer with well-drained canned or thawed, frozen spinach.

5. roll like a jelly roll and secure with toothpicks. (see hubby's video.)

6. slice into 1-inch thick steaks.

7. place on broiler pan and broil on high for 7-10 minutes on each side.

8. remove toothpicks and serve.

1 remarks: on "what's for supper tonite?"

Marci said...

That looks really good. I will have to try the steak.

We do similar things with potatoes, except we cut them in wedges. I put a little oil in a bread bag along with the spices. Then you put the potatoes in and shake them to coat.

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