Vegans, look away.
There be meat here.
I’m working out with Chimpy more often now – up to four times a week – and that means I don’t have as much time in the evening to devote to my other favorite extracurricular activity – experimenting in the kitchen.
So after years of making everything from scratch and spending an hour or two cooking dinner every night, the pendulum has swung in the opposite direction and I’ve finally joined the hoards of Pinners and Instagrammers looking for a quick fix.
But I don’t want “quick” to become synonymous with “unhealthy”, so I’m trying to stick to whole foods as often as possible. It turns out that simple meals can be just as delicious interesting as complicated ones.
Take this steak, for instance.
Three basic ingredients + A handful of spices + One baking sheet
Dinner in under 15 minutes.
That’s math I’d like to do any night of the week.
- 8 oz baby bella mushrooms, de-stemmed and quartered
- 1 red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 tsp herbes de Provence
- Salt & Pepper
- Olive oil
- 1 lb sirloin steak
- 1 tsp ground coffee
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- Turn on your oven's broiler to high. Place the oven rack on the second-highest level.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper and drizzle with olive oil.
- Sprinkle both sides of the steak liberally with salt and pepper.
- Combine the coffee and cayenne pepper in a small bowl, then rub it into both sides of the steak, pressing down to make it stick.
- Place the steak in the center of the foil-lined baking sheet. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, toss the mushrooms and onions together with the herbes de Provence, 1/2 tsp each of salt and pepper, and 1 Tbsp of olive oil until coated evenly.
- Spread the mushroom and onion mixture evenly around the steak.
- Broil the steak for three and a half minutes, flip over, then broil for an additional three and a half minutes.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the steak rest for five minutes.
- Slice the steak and serve with the mushrooms and onions on the side.
- The broiling time for this is for a medium rare steak; increase accordingly (or decrease accordingly if you're a Mad Beast) depending on how you like your steak.
- The short cooking time leaves some snap and zing to the onions; if you prefer a more well-cooked onion, you can simply remove the steak after seven minutes and continue broiling the onions and mushrooms until they're at your desired doneness.