Wednesday, December 22, 2010

DIY: Savory Sliced Beef + Southern Smashed Potatoes

My husband is a meat and potatoes kind of guy! {and yes...I might just be a meat and potatoes kind of girl}'s always good to have a quick and easy "go-to" recipe for those cold nights when you're wanting nothing more than tender slices of beef and some delicious southern style smashed potatoes!

Enter...two of the easiest recipes to give you the fix in about an hour!

Savory Sliced Beef
What you'll need:
3 to 4 decent size strips of steak or eye of round {thawed and cut into about 2" x 6" strips}
1/2 cup Fat Free Zesty Italian Dressing
Corky's Bar-B-Que Rub {or your favorite dry rub seasoning}

Place meat in a bowl and cover with 1/2 cup Fat Free Italian Dressing. Generously sprinkle with dry rub. Let it marinate for about an hour. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake for approx. 20 to 30 minutes depending on how well done you like your meat. {at our house...we go for about 25 minutes...where it's ever so slightly pink on the center} Let meat cool for a few minutes before moving it to a cutting board. Slice into thin strips. {serve with BBQ sauce or all natural}

Southern Smashed Potatoes
What you'll need:
4 to 5 medium potatoes
2 tsp butter
1/3 cup sour cream {we use fat free...and it's still super delicious}
Salt and Pepper {to taste}

First...wash your potatoes! {do not peel them} Cut into small chunks {about 2" x 2"} and place in a medium size pot. Add water and boil them until tender. {on medium to high this takes me about 15 to 20 minutes} Once potatoes are tender, drain and place potatoes in a large mixing bowl. Smash potatoes with a potato smasher. {or if you don't have one...a whisk works pretty well} Add butter and sour cream. Stir together until mixture is smooth. Feel free to add more or less butter and sour cream to taste. Sprinkle with salt and pepper {or even herbs}. Serve hot!

Quick. Easy. Delicious! If you're having a craving that can only be tamed by meat and potatoes...give these recipes a try!

It's great for a simple meal after a long day at the office or an easy dinner on the weekend. To make the meal a little more balanced...add a small salad to the side or fix up some old fashion greens! Yum! Hope that you give it a whirl and enjoy it!

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