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Steak'n'bacon: the Atkins Twinkie.

0802_13robertturninggrillSubject courtesy of Himself; I'm not quite that blunt when naming things.)

While trying to come up with something savory to do with beef for dinner, Himself struck upon wrapping seasoned steak in bacon. Will update later with how it came out on the grill.

JoJo: If it comes out, should I post it to atkins_recipes?


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Aug. 2nd, 2003 06:17 pm (UTC)
that actually sounds really good. Thing that I like are called Skirt Steaks, and they're some sort of beef (sorry, I know _nothing_ in the ways of meat or cooking), wrapped up in a circle with onions and/or garlic, with bacon on the outside of the wrap, and then covered in BBQ Sauce, and then baked for, I dunno, a couple hours probably. maybe one. I don't know. If you want, I could see if my mom could give me the recipe to give you.

Bacon says: "You can put me on a sandwich!"
Steak says: "Sssss".
[Steak is being cooked]
Aug. 2nd, 2003 07:26 pm (UTC)
Yes, please. That sounds delicious.

Am unloading and preparing pictures now -- Himself put the meat on over higher heat than I expected him to and when the bacon fat hit the diffuser plate over the gas nozzles (we have a tabletop gas grill), there was flamage high enough to be seen over the windbreak-thing blocking our view of Redneck Car Garage next door and we heard him curse when he saw it.

The higher heat pretty much minimized the bacon flavor, but it was still damn tasty. We'll work out the recipe to post tonight.
Aug. 2nd, 2003 09:56 pm (UTC)
OK, I got this from my mom. So, uh, yeah, here you go. Ingredients as they come up, and uh, as for amounts, I think it's pretty much whatever looks good.


Cut flank steak into 1" strips.
Lay steak-strips on bacon (laid one or two lengthwise per steak. Depending on how long your steak-strip is. I think mom usually does one, but I seem to remember there occasoinally being two).
[OPTIONAL: Dust steak with powdered garlic. Or you could probably use diced. Or, hell, cloves, too, probably. The key here is not a lot, so probably the former would be best.]
Put onion pieces on steak [and garlic] (NOTE: Even if you're not a fan of Onion, I recommend putting the onion in anyway, and cooking it, and then just not eating the onions. Sorta like with a bay leaf. But if you like onions, Rock On and Eat The Fuck Outta Those Sumbitches.)
Roll up (like a spiral!) and hold the spirals of meat/onion[/garlic] together by jamming bamboo skewers through (they're long, so use one per steak, jam the skewer in, then cut off the excess and jam the excess through the other way, so you've got an X of stick through meat/onion[/garlic].). Apparently you can get these at the store. I think I've seen them, but I don't know where. Try the stick section of your local grocery store.
Put the steaks on a rack in a baking pan.
Bake 1/2 hour at 350.
Remove from the oven, put BBQ sauce on both sides.
Bake another 1/2 hour at 350.
Remove from oven, put on plates with side dishes (or don't), remove sticks, eat.

I have added editorial commentary where necessary. Or rather not.

I think I'm gonna post this in my LJ, too. cause these rule. If a vegetarian has these they will wish to their god above that they hadn't given up that delicious, delicious beast men call cow.
Aug. 2nd, 2003 09:59 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, not knowing shit about Atkins, I am unsure as to whether or not this is actually Atkins-Friendly. But, uh, you could probably know whether or not it is, since you DO know shit about Atkins. So, there you go. I don't even know why I'm postin' this.
Aug. 3rd, 2003 11:06 am (UTC)
revme, that is totally Atkins-friendly! Some people shy from onions, but like you said you can take them off.

Melissa most definitely post that! Sounds heavenly... I think I'm gonna go get some steak today!
Aug. 3rd, 2003 11:56 am (UTC)
Ah, OK... I don't really know much of anything about it. It sounded like it might be, but that's just because I pretty much know the Ultra-Layman definition of Atkins (You eat a lot of meat. And very little to no carbohydrates. But mainly the meat thing.). Since a cartoonist I like was actually trying Atkins for a while, I found out a little more, like the weird things with some vegetables being OK and some being bad (I think because some have carbohydrates, some don't), but I couldn't remember about BBQ sauce. Although, thinking back, I seem to mention that Chris ate a lot of ribs, and those probably had sauce on them, so hey.

Also, toddler_hiway, my onion hating friend, also confirmed the whole Using-Onions-As-Bay-Leaves thing, where even if you don't like them, to use them anyway, and just not eat them. [Unless you're like deathly allergic to them, in which case, I'd suggest just sticking to the garlic.]
Aug. 3rd, 2003 12:18 pm (UTC)
I eat onions anyway because I LOVE them!!!! I'll eat them raw, cooked, marinated, whatever! But yeah, a lot of meat and cheese. Greener vegetables are usually okay, especially leafy ones, while starchier stuff, like corn and peas, are shied away from. But thanks for the recipe, my mouth is watering!
Aug. 3rd, 2003 12:28 pm (UTC)
Hey, no problem! It's one of my favorites, and the thing what Melissa made reminded me of it. So, y'know, hey.
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