Rating: 4 stars
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Treat your family to a steakhouse supper that's kinder to your wallet, complete with familiar sides: tomato salad and creamed spinach.

Everyday Food, September 2008

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prep:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar and 2 tablespoons oil; season with salt and pepper. Place tomato and onion slices on a platter, and drizzle with vinaigrette. Set aside.

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  • In a medium saucepan, heat remaining tablespoon oil over medium. Add chopped onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion begins to soften, 4 to 5 minutes.

  • Add flour to pan; cook, stirring, 30 seconds. Gradually whisk in milk. Stir in spinach and nutmeg; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until spinach is tender and sauce has thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Cover, and set aside.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Season steaks with salt and pepper. Cook until browned and medium-rare, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Serve steaks with tomato salad and creamy spinach.

Cook's Notes

Inexpensive flat-iron steak is a lean cut from the top shoulder; remove center gristle, if any. It's best medium-rare, so it's ready in minutes.

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Reviews (3)

7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
09/04/2009
Thanks for the shopping list menu.
Rating: Unrated
09/19/2008
Thanks for giving us this shopping list/menu. After Hurricane Ike in Houston I had to throw away all perishable food. This made it really easy to do a week's shopping for my empty refrigerator and freezer. The store didn't have any salmon but had frozen scallops that I can use instead. This was very useful to me.
Rating: Unrated
08/26/2008
Always love steak! The creamy spinach was an easy, pleasy side dish. However, the uncooked onions were not popular.
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