When you take a look at my recipe, you can substitute sirloin with any protein of your choice. Pork ribs or chops, tenderloins, fish or chicken would do well. I do it all the time, depending on what I have at home that day. One important ingredient to not substitute is the avocado; since it’s packed with lots of nutrients.
For the salad I used some of the same ingredients that you would use in making potato salad, except that I substitute the white potatoes for red potatoes and instead of mayonnaise I use Tzatziki (Greek yogurt), a healthier binding ingredient.
Approximate Prep and Cooking Time: 35-40 Minutes
Approximate Cost: $37.37 or $9.34 per serving
1 small pack of sirloin steaks ($6.33ea. x 4 = $25.33)
3 tsp. Angie’s Dry Seasoning (for the steaks, potato salad and sprinkle over final dish (.65)
10 slices of Bacon ($1.65)
12 Asparagus ($1.99)
4 large red potatoes ($2.25)
1 Onion (.50)
1 med. size clove of garlic for the salad (.10)
2 hard-boiled eggs (.30)
10 Cherry Tomatoes, sliced (.75)
3 tbsps. Olive oil (to sear the meat and season the salad (.60)
¼ cup or to taste of Tzatziki ($1.00)
2 tbsp. Capers (.25)
2 Avocado ($2.00)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Pat dry and season the steaks.
Wash and cut the potatoes in bite size pieces and place in a large saucepan with salt to taste. Add the 2 eggs to cook with the potatoes.
Bring the water to a boil, add the asparagus and then lower the heat and simmer for about 10-15 minutes, until the asparagus are soft and the potatoes are cooked but not mushy.
When done, drain the water and let all cool down.
In a med. size bowl add the drained potatoes, season them to taste with Angie’s Dry Seasoning or the one of your choice. Add the cherry tomatoes, capers, peel the eggs, cut in cubes and add to them as well. Finally, add the chopped garlic and onion, the Tzatziki and olive oil to taste and toss. Refrigerate.
Pan-sear the steaks for few minutes each side and the bacon until crispy. Add the asparagus for a minute to get some char marks.
You are now ready to serve. Slice the avocados. Garnish.
HACK: For a healthier salad, try to use Tzatziki (Greek yogurt) instead of mayo.
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