Tri Tip Steak (Frugal Man’s Filet)


Tri Tip Steak (Frugal Man’s Filet)

This is the frugal man’s filet mignon.  When tri tip roasts are on sale you can pick one up for around $3.99 per pound.  From this roast you can cut about four nice 2” steaks and have lots of meat left to turn into a great beef stew.  This can be a very inexpensive and flavorful cut of beef if seasoned and cooked properly.  You will not get the butter tenderness of the fillet but you will get a very tender piece of meat with a great beef flavor.

Ingredients:

4          2” tri tip streaks trimmed

2 tbsp.  All purpose spice rub

1 tbsp.  Olive oil

1 tsp.   Butter

Directions:

Season the steaks with the all-purpose spice rub and let sit at room temperature for around 30 minutes.  Heat the olive oil and butter in a skillet over medium heat.  Add steaks, brown on both sides cooking to a medium rare doneness.  Transfer to a plate and let rest for ten minutes before serving.  Serve with steamed asparagus and roasted potatoes.  You can eliminate the butter if you are watching calories without hurting the outcome.

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Asparagus Roasted with Garlic


Asparagus Roasted with Garlic

 

This is a very simple and delicious way to serve asparagus.  It takes minutes to prepare and it cooks in about 15 minutes.

Ingredients:

1 bunch of asparagus woody ends removed

2 cloves of garlic, chopped

Olive oil

Salt and pepper

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375; place the asparagus in an oven safe dish.  Cover the asparagus with the garlic.  Sprinkle some olive oil on top, mix to coat all of the asparagus.  Season the asparagus with salt and pepper.  Cook for about 15 minutes, check often and remove when done to your taste.  I like my asparagus al dente.