Step 1: What You'll Need
First off, you'll need a little room to work. Clear off your counter and give it a good scrub. If you have a cat, feed him now so he won't jump up on the counter while you're cooking. If you are short on space, try moving your microwave to the living room. This sounds kooky, but just think about it: more room to cook, and when you ARE eating Hot Pockets, they're one step closer to your mouth when the timer goes off. :)
So this is what you'll need.
9 oz ribeye steak
1 large yellow onion
Some cloves of garlic
3 small potatoes
2 large carrots
salt and pepper
You can optionally add whatever other veggies are hiding in your fridge. I had some jalapenos with nowhere else to be, so I added a couple of those. You can also add some butter into the mix.
Step 2: Tools
large frying pan with a cover
Step 3: OK, Let's Start!
Put some oil in the pan.. enough to cover the entire bottom of the pan.
Turn the heat up to medium high.
In the background I have some rice cooking. You'll get plenty of starch from your potatoes, so rice is optional. I just happened to want some, today.
Step 4: Step 2: Prep and Cook
Now, the two worst things that can happen to this dish are 1. undercooked potatoes or 2. overcooked steak. So we'll start with the potatoes.
Chop the potatoes and put them in your pan.
Step 5: Adding the Onion and Garlic
Now is also a good time to add some salt to the pan.
Step 6: Carrots
So then add those carrots in to the pan.
Step 7: Add the Steak
So after nestling the steak into the pan, sprinkle some salt and pepper on the top and add any further garnishment you might like. I sprinkled some parmesan cheese and a couple of chopped cloves onto mine.
Step 8: Broil
Step 9: Butter and Bake
After you've covered the pan and put it back in the oven, you can relax for 15-20 minutes. This stage of cooking pretty much takes care of itself. Even if you forget and leave it in twice as long, it'll still come out fine. The science behind this is that the covered pan shields your food from any irradiated heat and everything inside the pan will now stay at a cozy 350 degrees, which will take a long time to ruin your food! The cover also keeps in the moisture to prevent things from drying out! So you can take a break.