Simple Grilled Steak with Garlic Smashed Potatoes

There is nothing quite like a simple meal of grilled steak and potatoes. Serving with tender grilled asparagus spears would complete the meal.

Yields6 ServingsDifficultyIntermediatePrep Time5 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time50 mins
Ingredients
 ½ cup (125 mL) soy sauce
 3 tbsp (45 mL) packed brown sugar
 1 clove garlic, minced
 2 tsp (10 mL) minced gingerroot
 1½ lb (750 g) Beef Top Sirloin Grilling Steaks, 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick
Garlic Smashed Potatoes
 1½ lb (750 g) mini potatoes, scrubbed
 ¼ cup (60 mL) extra virgin olive oil
 2 tbsp (30 mL) cider or rice vinegar
 1 clove garlic, minced
 ½ tsp (2 mL) salt
 ¼ tsp (1 mL) fresh ground pepper
Method
1

1. Combine soy sauce, sugar, garlic and gingerroot in large sealable freezer bag. Cut steak into 6 equal pieces. Add steaks to bag, turning to coat; seal bag and refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes.

2

2 Garlic Smashed Potatoes: Place potatoes in a pot of cold water; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and boil gently for about 12 minutes or until tender. Drain and let cool slightly.

3

3. Flatten each potato lightly with your hand while keeping it intact. Whisk together oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add potatoes and toss gently to coat; set aside.

4

4. Discard marinade from meat; pat steaks dry with paper towel. Grill over medium-high heat in a closed barbecue for 10 to 12 minutes for 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick steaks, turning twice or more, for medium-rare 145°F (63°C) at the least. Meanwhile, grill potatoes for 3 to 5 minutes, turning once, until crisp and golden. Return to bowl and coat with any remaining vinaigrette.

5

5. Let steak rest for 5 minutes. Serve with warm potatoes.

Tip
6

Thin steaks grill too quickly, becoming dry and overdone. Look for steaks cut at least 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick.

Nutrition
7

Per 1 cooked portion: about 360 Calories, 29g Protein, 15g Fat, 26g Carbohydrate, 620mg Sodium
Excellent Source of: Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Pantothenate, Zinc, Selenium
Good Source of: Potassium, Iron, Thiamine, Phosphorus
Source of: Vitamin C, Choline, Magnesium
Contains: Fibre
4g Saturated Fat, 0.2g Trans Fat, 1.5g Polyunsaturated Fat, 10g Monounsaturated Fat
Shopping List
8

Garlic
Fresh gingerroot
1½ lb (750 g) mini potatoes
1½ lb (750 g) Beef Top Sirloin Grilling Steaks, 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick
Soy sauce
Extra virgin olive oil
Cider vinegar or rice vinegar
Salt
Pepper
Brown sugar

Ingredients

Ingredients
 ½ cup (125 mL) soy sauce
 3 tbsp (45 mL) packed brown sugar
 1 clove garlic, minced
 2 tsp (10 mL) minced gingerroot
 1½ lb (750 g) Beef Top Sirloin Grilling Steaks, 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick
Garlic Smashed Potatoes
 1½ lb (750 g) mini potatoes, scrubbed
 ¼ cup (60 mL) extra virgin olive oil
 2 tbsp (30 mL) cider or rice vinegar
 1 clove garlic, minced
 ½ tsp (2 mL) salt
 ¼ tsp (1 mL) fresh ground pepper

Directions

Method
1

1. Combine soy sauce, sugar, garlic and gingerroot in large sealable freezer bag. Cut steak into 6 equal pieces. Add steaks to bag, turning to coat; seal bag and refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes.

2

2 Garlic Smashed Potatoes: Place potatoes in a pot of cold water; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and boil gently for about 12 minutes or until tender. Drain and let cool slightly.

3

3. Flatten each potato lightly with your hand while keeping it intact. Whisk together oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add potatoes and toss gently to coat; set aside.

4

4. Discard marinade from meat; pat steaks dry with paper towel. Grill over medium-high heat in a closed barbecue for 10 to 12 minutes for 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick steaks, turning twice or more, for medium-rare 145°F (63°C) at the least. Meanwhile, grill potatoes for 3 to 5 minutes, turning once, until crisp and golden. Return to bowl and coat with any remaining vinaigrette.

5

5. Let steak rest for 5 minutes. Serve with warm potatoes.

Tip
6

Thin steaks grill too quickly, becoming dry and overdone. Look for steaks cut at least 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick.

Nutrition
7

Per 1 cooked portion: about 360 Calories, 29g Protein, 15g Fat, 26g Carbohydrate, 620mg Sodium
Excellent Source of: Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Pantothenate, Zinc, Selenium
Good Source of: Potassium, Iron, Thiamine, Phosphorus
Source of: Vitamin C, Choline, Magnesium
Contains: Fibre
4g Saturated Fat, 0.2g Trans Fat, 1.5g Polyunsaturated Fat, 10g Monounsaturated Fat
Shopping List
8

Garlic
Fresh gingerroot
1½ lb (750 g) mini potatoes
1½ lb (750 g) Beef Top Sirloin Grilling Steaks, 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick
Soy sauce
Extra virgin olive oil
Cider vinegar or rice vinegar
Salt
Pepper
Brown sugar

Simple Grilled Steak with Garlic Smashed Potatoes