Friday, October 24, 2014

Marinated Beef Salad

Hello!  It's been so long since I've sat in this chair and wrote a blog post.  Life happens and I had to put the brakes on a few areas.  We just got back from visiting family in the Midwest.  I took SO many pictures I can't wait to share them with you!  But first, how about a family favorite recipe?

When we visited my parents last week, my mom had this recipe book sitting on the counter.  In it are her most favorite, delicious recipes.  So I of course snagged a few pictures of the recipes so I could come home and blog about them.

The recipe for Marinated Beef Salad came from my best friend's mom.  She was always making something yummy.  You can imagine how thrilled I was to find this recipe.  As soon as we got home from vacation, it was the first meal we ate, and the second, and maybe the third.  It's sooo good warm and makes great left overs as a cold salad.  How can you go wrong with delicious left overs?  I hate left overs.  But not of this.

Yes.  Beef.  Potatoes.  Onions and Romaine.  Trust me, it's so good!  The beef is marinaded in soy sauce and red wine vinegar and comes out salty, juicy and tangy.  Should I keep talking or do you want to see the recipe?



1/4 c olive oil
1/2 c red wine vinegar
1/4 soy sauce
2 pounds of sirloin steak

Combine ingredients and marinade meat for 2-24 hours.  Pan fry or cook on the grill until 140-150 degrees.  Let rest and slice into strips. (Check out this Meat and Poultry Temperature Guide from Foot Network).


3-4 large red potatoes
1/4 red onion, sliced
2 scallion, chopped
1 head of romaine, chopped

Dice and boil potatoes until fork tender.  Add to bowl with meat, red onion slices and chopped scallions. 


1/2 c red wine vinegar
1 T sugar
1 T garlic
1 c olive oil

Combine ingredients in a salad shaker or blender.  Toss potatoes, onions and meat with dressing.  Arrange romaine on a platter and top with meat and potatoes.  Add extra dressing if desired. 

This recipe took NO time at all to whip together!  It's the perfect week night dinner AND provides enough for left overs the next day.  Did I mention I hate leftovers?  Did I mention I love these leftovers?

I love the flavor that grilled meat adds to a dish!

My husband LOVED this salad and The Toddler really wanted to but he couldn't handle the tang of the dressing.  We were proud of him for trying!

Thank you Elaine for so many memories and for all the times you fed me this wonderful dish!