In some parts of the world steaks are rare, but if you can find one well done! because today we will learn how to prepare a juicy steak for only $4. Welcome to another edition of cooking with Liquid. 🙂
For this recipe I’m using a 9.5 oz inside round steak which costs $3.57 from MarketPlace IGA, a local grocery chain. I find round cuts are good value for steaks at roughly $13/kg, and can be found in most supermarkets. I’m also using carrots and green beans because they are cheap and abundant across Canada and the U.S. A bundle of 10 carrots is $1.79 in Vancouver. That works out to only 18 cents each! Green beans cost $1.78 for a large handful and are a good source of potassium and dietary fibre.
Note: This post contains images of meat. I hope I didn’t offend any vegetarian readers. Feel free to stop reading here if you want, but doing so could be a missed steak. 😀
Easy Steak Recipe
- 1 steak, any size you want (9.5 ounce pictured below)
- 1 tbsp cooking oil
- vegetables of your choice
- salt and pepper, or seasoning of your choice
- Heat the oil in a pan on medium-high heat. Then season the veggies and steak, and place them into the pan
- After cooking for 3 minutes on one side, turn over the steak and veggies and cook for another 3 minutes
- Remove steak from the pan and let it rest on a plate for 2 minutes while the veggies finish cooking
Eh Voila! 😀 A succulent steak dish cooked to medium-rare in less than 10 minutes. Bon appétit! It’s an easy weeknight dinner recipe for busy people who are looking for a frugal, yet somewhat fancy meal.
Below is the receipt of the ingredients I bought and used for this recipe.
A steak dish of equivalent size at a restaurant would probably cost $32 including tax and tips, but making it at home only costs about $4. Big difference, eh? 😯 I only treat myself to steak once in awhile, but when I do I like to cook it myself because of the huge savings. 😀 Increase the portion in this recipe and this quick and easy dinner idea can satisfy 2 people. 🙂
Extra cooking tips:
- Remove raw steak from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking so the inside won’t be stone cold and will cook more evenly
- I use Montreal Steak rub for seasoning. Rubs last a lot longer than marinade or sauces.
- General time guide: 2.5 minutes on each side for rare. 3 minutes for medium rare, 4 minutes for medium-well done.
- Add butter and garlic 2 minutes before removing the steak from the pan for an extra kick of flavour. 🙂