Monday, May 21, 2012

Steak and Bruschetta

I am not a food/recipe blogger. I realize that now.

But I still want to share with you what I cook and how, even if my directions and pictures aren’t going to be as good as real food bloggers. :)

Here’s the delicious steak and bruschetta I made last week. See how I forgot to take a good picture? And I really just remembered to grab my camera when I was nearly done eating?

Steak and bruschetta

If you don’t love red meat, that picture probably looks gross. But to me it looks delicious.

If you haven’t tried the $1.89 bacon wrapped 5 oz. filet steaks from Aldi, go ahead and buy them now. They are fantastic and cheap. And here’s how I cook them:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Put a pan over high heat (I have an electric stove, so I set it to 8 or 9).  Pour some olive oil on one side of the steak, along with some salt and pepper. Plop it in the pan olive oil side down.


While the one side is cooking, pour some olive oil and salt and pepper onto the uncooked side. Sear each side for 3-5 minutes or until each side’s got a nice dark crust.

Then put the steaks into a baking pan.


And cook them in the 400 degree oven for about 10 minutes. We like ours medium. When they’re not overcooked, they’re so nice and tender and delicious!

I didn’t take pictures, but I cook sliced onions in the pan with the steak drippings over medium heat. Oooh, then I put the onions all over my steak and it’s so delicious!

I also forgot to take pictures of the steaks when they were done and before they were eaten. Oops!

Dinner also included bruschetta.

I roughly followed this recipe from

I chopped up 6 medium-small tomatoes, a half an onion, and some fresh basil (from an Aerogarden! Not mine, but one we have at work) ;). I added some minced garlic (the kind from a jar), some balsamic vinegar, and olive oil.


Then I served it with some big ol’ Turano bread and fresh mozzarella. Yum.  It was super great with the steaks!


So there you go, dinner: delicious, inexpensive, and simple!

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