Friday, October 19, 2012

Imported Steak & Cheesy Potatoes

We’d bought and grilled some strip steaks from Ramey Grocery while in Nevada, Missouri and were pleased enough with them that we went back to the store bought a couple of packages to import to Almost Heaven South – they were just pre-packaged Black Angus steaks.

As it turned out, the hand cut steak in their meat case was from Creek Stone Farms, which I’d never heard of, but after going online that night, I wish we’d bought some of those $11/lb. strip steaks – they’re $22.22/lb. plus shipping when mail ordered.  The ones we brought home were plenty good.

Nothing new about this meal but the potatoes turned out so well, I wanted to document what we did.

Sauce
4T butter
4T flour
1 cup white wine
1” of Velveeta, small chunks
¾” sharp cheddar, small chunks

Make a roux from the butter and flour and cook a few minutes.  Whisk in some wine then slowly whisk in the Velveeta – add more wine if it gets too dry.  Whisk in the cheddar cheese.

5 large potatoes, diced
2 med-large onions, medium chop
1-2 sweet peppers, medium chop

Spray two 18”x18” sheets of heavy duty foil and add the veggie mix to one of them.  Pour the cheese mixture over the veggies and mix as well as possible.  Leaving about 2” of foil around the edges, make an even pile of the mixture, top the second sheet of foil, and seal the edges well. 
Put the foil pouch on the grill over direct low heat.  When the pouch begins to swell up, carefully flip it and even out the mixture with your hand.  When it swells up again with steam for about 5 minutes and you can smell it, it should be done. 
Remove from the grill and let it rest about 5 minutes before opening.  The meat and the potatoes were both delicious.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.

Larry

10/5/12 Meal Date

16 comments:

  1. We're supposed to have temps in the 70's this weekend and I was planning to grill a steak... and omg those potatoes sound incredible. Now if I can just get them turned without a leakage disaster. How long did it take before you turned the pouch the first time?

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    1. LA - I'd say 15-20 minutes and I'll email you more details.

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  2. Looks like a fantastic meal Larry. We have a Rameys here in town so I may get some steaks for this weekend. Our temps will be in the 70's also, so it's still good grilling weather.

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    1. Thanks Lynda and enjoy your grilling weekend

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  3. What a great meal. Minimal clean up and awesome steak and potatoes. We would love it.

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    1. Thanks Penny - My family made potatoes like this on the grill when I was a kid and they've always been a favorite.

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  4. Larry, That's one great looking steak!! As you might suspect, those cheesy potatoes aren't exactly the way I'd like them. However, the prep and recipe are both immaginative... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Have you considered hypnosis to fix you food issues? :-)

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  5. Very tasty meal, Larry! There is nothing better than a perfectly done steak with some cheesy potatoes!

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  6. Good quality meat like this is definitely the way to go!

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  7. Man, those potatoes look insanely good, Larry. Those would be great by themselves, even without the steaks. Or put into chicken broth for a cheesey potato soup. Great cook.

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  8. it is the potatoes that are really capturing my attention. I have to remind myself that you could can do a whole lot more on the grill than just grill.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Velva

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  9. Wow.. those potatoes look amazing! LOVE the sauce!!

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  10. Now that's my kind of dinner!

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