Dinner Tonight: Meat and Potatoes

Inspiration for tonight's dinner: good ol' meat and potatoes. A steak, medium-rare please, and some tangy, goat cheesey mashed potatoes. A meal that sticks to the ribs and pulls no punches. It comes together gosh darn fast, too, and boy oh boy does it leave a person feeling fed. Tuck in, folks.

As always, less than 60 minutes stands between you and tonights' dinner. This one is especially easy - just a quick stop at the store for some nice fresh steaks and you're golden. Fine more delicious steak dinners and ideas for dinner tonight on food52.com!

Broiled New York Steak by coffeefoodwritergirl

Serves 2-4

2 pieces New York Steak (2 1/2 inch thick - trimmed)
2 tablespoons powdered mustard
2 teaspoons powdered garlic
2 teaspoons sea salt
2 teaspoons seasoning salt
4 teaspoons fresh ground pepper (course)
2 tablespoons olive oil

Let steaks come to room temperature (if cold) and pre-heat broiler. Make sure rack is set so that steaks are about 8 inches from broiler.

Sprinkle 1/2 Tablespoon powdered mustard on each side of each steak; press in

Sprinkle each side of steak with: 1/2 tsp. powdered garlic; 1/2 tsp. salt; 1/2 tsp. seasoning salt and 1 tsp. course ground pepper. Press pepper in.

Broil approximately 8-10 per side for medium rare. Reduce oven to 500 degrees. Set steaks in middle rack and let cook an additional 5-6 minutes.

Take out; let rest for 10 minutes; then slice on the diagonal and serve. Great with garlic green beans and mashed potatoes.

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Mashed Potatoes With Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese

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The Grocery List

2 pieces New York Steak (2 1/2 inches thick, roughly 12 ounces)
3 lbs Russet Potatoes
3 ounces goat cheese

We assume that you have in your fridge and cupboards 2 onions, olive oil, salt, pepper, dried mustard, powdered garlic, butter, half and half, 1 clove of garlic, 1 bay leaf, and a pinch of sugar.

The Plan

1. The steaks represent almost no work, so just leave them out to come to room temp, and don't worry about them.

2. Potatoes! Caramelizing the onions will take about 30 minutes. You'll need to keep a lazy sort of eye on them, and stir them with some regularity. While you do that, season the steak, peel and chop and finally, boil the potatoes.

3. Pop the steaks under the broiler. Warm the cream and butter mixture for the mashed potatoes.

4. Pull the steaks from the oven. They will rest for 10 minutes.

5. Finish up the potatoes while the steaks rest. Dig in!

Aside : A very simple green salad on the side wouldn't hurt. Neither would a nice glass of red wine, for that matter! You deserve it. Why? Because dinner is served!

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