Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Baked Potato with Rib Eye Steak Hash

This is one of my favorite comfort foods of all time. Everyone loves a baked potato, if you add a great rib eye steak to the recipe, it's even more irresistible!

  • 4 large russet potatoes (each about 10 ounces)
  • Olive oil
  • Coarse kosher salt
  • 1 10-ounce rib-eye steak
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 bell peppers (preferably 1 red and 1 orange), cut into 1/4-inch-wide strips
  • 1 large onion, halved, thinly sliced
  • 2 red jalapeno chilies halved, seeded, very thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh marjoram
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • Fresh marjoram sprigs (optional)
Preheat oven to 400°F. Rub potatoes with olive oil; sprinkle with coarse salt. Place on baking sheet. Pierce with fork. Bake until tender, about 1 hour. Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add steak and sear until brown but still very rare, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer steak to plate. Reduce heat to medium. Add bell peppers, onion, and jalapenos to skillet. Saute until peppers are soft and onion caramelizes, about 30 minutes. Cut steak crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Halve slices lengthwise into strips. Add cream, chopped marjoram, and steak to pepper mixture. Simmer until steak is heated through and cream thickens slightly, about 1 minute. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cut cross in potatoes and press on sides to open slightly. Add salt, pepper, and 1 teaspoon butter to each and mash slightly with fork. Top each with steak mixture. Garnish with marjoram.

1 comment:

Linda said...

It is 7:00 a.m., and after viewing your photo and recipe, I am craving this instead of cereal! Now if I can just persuade my hubby to use a rib eye in this creative way.