Introduction: Emergency Steak

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So you prep your meat with care, seasoning it and planing all of your side dishes to make a memorable meal... Only to discover you don't have any propane in the grill. Oh no! now what? well, you could make an emergency steak.


-Steak!!!!! I used thin cut rib eye.
-Spices, whatever you usually put on your steak. For me it was garlic powder, soy sauce, oregano, salt and pepper.
-Emergency veggies, whatever you have at hand. I had button mushrooms and red onions.
-Herbs, I didn't have any, but fresh basil or scallions would have been heavenly.
-Olive oil

A side dish. I was already making brasilian rice, so that is what we had.

Step 1:

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No grill? no problem. Fire up you oven, turn it up to 450 F and let it get really hot.

Prep and season your veggies while you wait. Dice the onions and quarter the mushrooms. Season with the salt, pepper, garlic powder, olive oil and a splash of soy sauce. If you don't have it just use balsamic vinegar.

Arrange everything in a shallow cookie sheet. Is your oven super hot yet?

Step 2:

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Adjust an oven rack about 6-8 inches from the broiler. Add the tray with steaks and veggies. Broil on high for 5 minutes until caramelized, turn the steaks and stir the veggies.

Back in the oven for 5 more minutes for some color on the other side.

Remove from the oven. Dice the steak and mix it with the veggies and pan juices in a bowl. If you have the fresh herbs now is the time to add it. 

If you made white rice, take about a cup of it and add to the steak drippings on the cookie sheet. Stir the rice around to "deglaze" the cookie sheet of it's delicious bits. Trust me you will not regret this step! 

Step 3:

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Plate the rice, cover it with the steak and veggies. Enjoy!

I gobbled mine up while you were reading this. 

And here is the rice recipe:


hmerchant (author)2013-12-12

I saw a recipe for emergency steak using hamburger,I think it was from the 1960s I much prefer your version!

9b4z1l (author)2013-05-19

Yum yum yummy!

botgames (author)2013-05-15

Sounds delicious. I love steak. Will definitely try this. Will maybe add a veggie. Thanks

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