Garlic, asparagus, tenderloin steak, nibble potatoes. That’s all you need to fall in love with your plate.
Earlier today, Mac and I were taking The Beast on a walk and Mac stopped at King Soopers to grab some chicken breasts along the way. Out he came with 16oz of meaty steak. Okay, delicious.
How to make a steak dinner in an hour
Step 1: The wine
Pour a glass of red wine into a classic wine glass. I bought my red & white glasses from CB2 and they make the wine taste even better.
Wine suggestion: Cabernet Sauvignon – Flavors: Bell pepper, green olive, herb, cassis, black cherry
Step 2: The steak
Cover both sides of the steak in olive oil, salt, & pepper. Toss those hunky pieces of meat onto a plate and set aside.
*The steak will take 4 minutes on each side on the grill.
Step 3: The potatoes
Preheat the oven to 425. Then take your nibble potato medley and cut them all in half. They’re tiny, so be careful! Throw the cut potatoes into a bowl and mix in some olive oil. No need to measure the olive oil out, just eyeball what you think is best! Take 2 pinches of salt and throw it into the bowl. Throw some ground pepper into the bowl. Next, grab the Italian Seasoning and sprinkle a generous amount over the potatoes in the bowl.
Once the potatoes look straight off of Master Chef Junior, throw them on a baking sheet and toss them in the oven for 30-40 minutes.
Step 4: The asparagus + The garlic
Cut the asparagus in half and place onto a plate. Next, put a medium size pan on the stove and turn the heat to between low & medium. Add olive oil to the pan and wait for it to heat up. Now, place the asparagus in the pan and squirt lemon juice onto it. Add a small pinch of salt.
Take 3 cloves of garlic and cut them in half or in thirds. Throw those guys into the pan of simmering oil and asparagus.
Let the garlic and asparagus brown and soften. This should take ~15-20 minutes.
If you haven’t put the steak on the grill yet, now would be the time to get those tenderloins searing. We also added bacon to ours to give it some extra street cred.
*Each steak will take 4 minutes on each side on the grill.
Wah-lah! It’s dinner time.
I absolutely loved this dinner. It was the perfect way to get in a balanced meal and try something new in the kitchen. Mac and I have made a good amount of meals since we moved to Denver 2ish months ago and I would say this dinner is in first place, by far.
- Wine Enthusiast – Wine 101
- Food from Whole Foods + King Soopers
If you have any questions, please leave a comment all the way at the bottom of the page!