Everyone loves a good steakhouse dinner, but it can cost a fortune at a restaurant. Why go out, when you can make one at home for a lot less. Done right, you don’t even need a fancy cut of meat like a filet or strip. Add in some garlic mashed potatoes and roasted mushrooms, and you will not miss those expensive restaurants. This is a great way to have a steakhouse dinner on a budget.
Steakhouse Dinner on a Budget
Grilled steak, garlic mashed potatoes, and roasted mushrooms for a tasty, yet inexpensive dinner.
Place the steaks on a cutting board. Liberally sprinkle kosher salt and pepper on one side and press into the steaks. Rub a little olive oil over the steak. Flip over and repeat.
Place steaks in a ziploc bag and refrigerate for at least an hour. (If planning ahead, refrigerate overnight, the longer, the better).
15 minutes before the potatoes and mushrooms are going to be done, preheat a grill or oven to 500. When hot enough, turn down the center burner on the grill or the oven to 450. Depending on the thickness of the steaks, put on the grill or a broiler pan for 3 minutes, then flip and cook for another 3 minutes (this is for medium rare).
When done, let the steaks rest while you finish the potatoes. Then place on a board and slice into strips. Serve with the potatoes and mushrooms.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Place the peeled and cut up potatoes in a pot of cold water with some salt. Bring to a boil, cover, and cook for 30 minutes.
In a small skillet or pan, heat a Tbsp of olive oil on medium heat. Add the chopped garlic and sauté until the garlic just starts to brown. Turn off the heat.
Drain the potatoes and return to the pot. Mash the potatoes in the pot. On medium heat, add the butter, milk, salt, and pepper and whip together. Add the garlic and olive oil and mix well.
Heat the oven to 425. In a bowl combine the quartered mushrooms, olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Coat the mushrooms well.