For this recipe you will need:
- Filet Mignon (or 8oz. steak of your choice) - $7.79
- Baked Potatoes ($.99 per lb.) - $1.81
- Green Beans - $.79
The spices you will need to season your steak:
- Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper
- Granulated Garlic
- Onion Powder
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare your potatoes by washing them, stick them with a fork about 6 times all over the potato and place them in the microwave for five minutes. This just helps them cook faster once they are in the oven. Wrap them in tinfoil and place them in the oven. Put timer on for 30 minutes.
Now turn to seasoning your steak. If you’re super prepared (unlike me) you can marinate your steak overnight in the fridge. But, I bought my steak after work so, I marinated it by rubbing on a little olive oil, garlic and onion powder then placed it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Once your oven timer goes off turn the potatoes in the oven and put your oven on Hi Broil (I put mine on Lo at first and it took forever for the steak to begin to cook). Because broil is the hottest your oven can go, this will make those potatoes in the oven bake even faster. I like my steak a little pink so, it only took about 10 minutes once I turned my broiler on High and the potatoes were already beginning to soften. Make sure you heat your green beans up on the stove while your steak broils. If you crave something fresh, I also recommend making a crisp garden salad.
Cook your steak to taste (anywhere between 10 - 20 minutes), your potatoes should be done in 45 minutes or less and you can take them out to cool while the steak finishes. In this time you can heat your green beans on the burner and begin plating. Feeds 2 people.
Happy eating! Oh and by the way, there are no leftovers.