Welcome back to our weekly Savvy Saving Sunday cooking series!
This week we’re making a juicy steak & caesar salad for our budget family meal. It’s a super simple recipe that only takes minutes to make. When cooking steak for the family, you don’t have to splurge on a pricy cut of meat. Instead, look for a cheaper cut of meat, such as the top blade, or find a piece on sale. This makes the meal much more affordable and no less delicious!
Today’s steak & salad dinner comes out to $3.69 per serving with tax!
|Steak(1 pound cut into 4 portions – about 3/4-inch thick)||$ 9.79|
|Butter (2 tablespoons softened and divided)||$ 0.27|
|Fresh Parsley (1 teaspoon chopped)||$ 0.16|
|Soy Sauce (1/2 teaspoon)||$ 0.03|
|Romaine Lettuce (1 large shredded)||$ 2.18|
|Caesar Dressing (6 tablepoons)||$ 0.82|
|Parmesan Cheese (1 ounce)||$ 0.87|
|Croutons (2 ounces)||$ 0.65|
|Total Cost w/ Tax (may vary depending on your location)||$ 14.77|
Now let’s start cooking!
Total Time: 25 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Lay out your ingredients.
Bring steak to room temperature. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
Mix together 1 tablespoon butter, parsley and soy sauce – add 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic if you love garlic butter!
In a large skillet, heat remaining butter over medium heat. Add steak; cook steak for 2-3 minutes each side for rare, 4 minutes each side for medium, and 5-6 minutes each side for well-done. Turn the steak only once, otherwise it will dry out.
Serve with (garlic) butter and caesar salad (below).
Combine romaine lettuce, caesar dressing and parmesan cheese in a large bowl and mix well. Sprinkle with croutons and serve immediately.
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Happy cooking and enjoy your Sunday!