June 16, 2008

It's a meat and potato kinda night

I always like to make a nice dinner on Sunday nights - it's a nice way to end the weekend and start the work week off.

Last night I made Weight Watchers Beer Soaked Beef and The Pioneer Woman's Crash Hot Potatoes.

The beef was incredible, moist, tender and great flavor. The marinade is fabulous and the longer you can let it soak the better it will be. And do boil out the marinade after and thicken it a bit for a dipping sauce, it was so tasty.

Beer Soaked Beef

12 oz. beer

2 T olive oil

1 large garlic clove minced - I used 4

2 T fresh lemon juice

1 T dark brown sugar - I added a little more

1 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. ground cloves

1 1/2 lbs raw lean flank steak 1 inch thick.

In a baking dish mix all of the ingredients and stir and then add steak. cover and marinate in fridge for 2-24 hours.

You can either cook the steak on a grill pan or broiler pan in the oven or you can cook it on the grill outside. We opted for using the outside grill.

Crash Poatoes

The origonal recipe is here, but this is what I did.

Place a pot of water on the stove to boil.

Scrub and clean 6 small red or golden potatoes

Boil the potatoes until tender

Preheat oven to 400

Meanwhile take out a baking sheet (I used my one I use for pizza with the holes in it to ensure crispiness all over and then put that on top of a smaller cookie sheet for any drips)

When the potatoes are done drain them.

Place on the baking sheet.

Take your potato masher and squash them down until they fan out.

You may need to use a knife to get the potato out of the masher.

Once all potatoes are mashed, drizzle with some oil, and season. I seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika.

Place potatoes in oven and bake until crispy brown - about 10 - 15 minutes.

These were out of this world delicious and we swear we could have eaten just a meal of those. We want to try them loaded as well one time with cheese, sour cream, bacon and green onions.

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