Blackened Steak

Oh my goodness, this is so delicious!

1-2 pounds steak (any cut you want)
1 tsp. ground pepper (black or a mixture)
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning (odd, but works)
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 Tbsp. olive oil

Place the steak on a plate, mix all the spices together in a small bowl and rub it all over both sides of the steak. Set aside and place oil in your pan and heat. Cook steak to desired doneness.

I have a George Foreman Grill (which I simply love!) and I cooked this steak for about 15 minutes. If you have a counter top type grill, then definitely use it for this recipe.

Southwestern Style Flank Steak

Crumbled, cooked, spicy sausage and onions in a horizontally sliced steak, rolled, tied, browned, then salsa poured over, and finally it’s oven-cooked for about one and a half hours. . .what’s not to like?

2 pounds flank steak
1 large onion, peeled, diced
1 diced green pepper
1 pound spicy Italian sausage or chorizo
8-12 oz. jar salsa (your choice of mild or hot)
3 Tbs. or to taste of minced garlic

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9 x 13 pan with at least 2 inch sides.

Slice the flank steak horizontally along the longest side, but leave about a 1-inch border at the end; open steak and lay flat in the pan; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, crumble the sausage, add onion and green pepper and cook for about 10-15 minutes.

Carefully spread the contents of pan onto one side of steak and fold the other side over to close. Alternately you can roll and tie it, but it may become so loose that everything falls out – do as you wish. Then pour and spread the salsa over and around steak. Cover with foil and place in oven for 50-60 minutes.

Steak Tid-Bits

These are just as tasty the next day – give them a quick “warm-up” in the microwave.

1 or 2 steaks of your choice cut into bit-sized pieces
McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning: 1 Tbs. for each steak
1 Heaping tablespoon of minced garlic (from a jar) for each bag

Place steak tid-bits into a large zip lock bag, sprinkle in the seasoning, seal bag tightly and squish/mix around the steaks with both hands to spread. Repeat with other steak if necessary. Place on a plate in fridge for several hours.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees for at least 20 minutes. Get 1 or 2 rimmed baking sheets (1 for each steak bag). Empty the steak bag(s) onto the sheet(s) and spread them out . Place in the oven. Give them a stir about 5 minutes into the cooking time. If you are using 2 sheet pans then alternate racks half-way through cooking time. Cook about 15 minutes, or until done.