Brandi and I don’t have a set schedule for who makes dinner. Sometimes I make dinner by design (as in this case of Steak and Potatoes with Onion Soup Sauce), and sometimes I make dinner because Cakey and Pie have monopolized their mommy all afternoon and there’s no one else who can make dinner.
One night I came home to a flank steak defrosting in the sink and a lovely wife who said she planned on making mashed potatoes, but the girls had other plans, so it was up to daddy to save the dinner!
Potatoes were still an option, but I do not make good mashed potatoes. Instead I decided to whip up some home fries. Instead of making ribbons, I dice my potatoes into cubes about the size of a pinkie fingernail. I started those frying in bacon grease, and cut the steak into chunks roughly the size of my thumb knuckle, which I seared in a neighboring skillet.
Originally I planned to combine these with eggs, but it was looking like a fairly hefty meal, so instead I started looking for ways to sauce it up. Brandi’s onion soup mix came to the rescue. I used a couple shakes and then added milk until it was damp, then tossed in the now-crisp home fries and let the whole mess simmer for a few minutes. Then we ate. There were no leftovers of my Steak and Potatoes with Onion Soup Sauce.
What you’ll need:
- One pound of flank steak
- One large potato
- Two tablespoons of bacon grease.
- Two tablespoons of dry onion soup mix (or one packet of the boxed kind)
- 1/8 cup of milk
- Black pepper to taste
What you’ll do:
- Dice potatoes.
- Melt bacon grease on small skillet at medium heat.
- Evenly spread potatoes across grease.
- Add a powdering of black pepper atop the potatoes.
- Let them cook until the bottoms are brown, flip and repeat.
- Slice steak to desired size.
- Ideally a steak piece should be four times the volume of a potato piece.
- Place steak in a large skillet at medium-high heat.
- Turn regularly until all sides are lightly seared, reduce heat to medium.
- Cover steak with onion soup mix.
- Add milk.
- Stir until even.
- Raise to slow boil for one minute.
- Reduce heat, add potatoes.
This is a really easy weekday skillet meal. Even the girls liked this Steak and Potatoes with Onion Soup Sauce. Especially Pie you ate it double fisted (if that is really a real word, if not I just made it one!)!
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