While in Colorado we were trying to plan our menu so that we didn’t have many leftovers to lug home, and we don’t have all of the state of the art cooking materials up in the cabin so we had to take it back to the old school days. My mom grew up on a ranch in a little poe dunk town so she had the brilliant idea of broiling some steaks, baking some taters, and boiling some fresh green beans. So that is just what we did!
How to Broil a steak!
Well this all depends on how you like your steaks, and how thick your steaks are. For me I like my steaks medium rare and the particular steak that I was cooking was just about an inch thick and weighed about 6 ounces. So what you do is season your meat however you like it (we did salt, pepper, and garlic) and then turn your oven on lo broil and cook for 6 minutes on each side! Waaahhhlaaa! you have one juicy yummy steak! just cook evenly on both sides to your desired temperature!
For the potatoes I preheated the oven to 400, washed my skins, rubbed them with a little oil and then set them directly on the rack or in a pan to prevent messes, no foil!!, and baked them for 45 minutes to an hour, this will allow the skin to get crispy and the insides to be all soft and gooey!
For the green beans I went to the store and bought some fresh green beans and snapped them and removed the stems. Filled a pot with water, diced some garlic, cut up two pieces of bacon, added some salt and pepper to taste, brought it to a boil, covered and let it simmer for about an hour or until everything is done and they are too your desired tenderness!
You can never go wrong with steak and taters!!! Yum Yum! Quick and delicious!