Steak Marinade and Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Sunday, June 10, 2012

I have to start this post by saying Mr. Schwartz and I were very hesitant to marinate our steaks.  We are more of a salt and pepper and that's it kinda of steak eaters.  But, this marinade knocked our socks off.  The steaks were super juicy and the flavor was fantastic.  

Does anything go better with steaks than potatoes?  No, I don't think so.  This is my go-to roasted potato recipe.  It is easy, I always have the ingredients on hand and they make great leftovers for breakfast hash.  

Here it is, the perfect grilling duo. 
 The cast.  I forgot the dijon mustard.  That is why I don't take these pictures, I always forget something.
 Start by combining the oil
 Worcestershire sauce
Soy sauce
 There's that mustard
 Tons of garlic.  Does anyone else have a garlic zoom?  I love this thing when I am making things that need lots of garlic and it doesn't matter if it has an even chop.
 A few shakes of red pepper flakes and that is all.
 Stir it up
 Place the steaks in a large zip top bag
 Pour the marinade over the steaks
 And try to get all of the air out of the bag, zip the top and place in the fridge until you are ready to grill.  I would suggest letting it marinade for at least an hour.
 Now on to the potatoes.  Quarter the red potatoes (after you scrub them of course)
 Chop up more garlic.  Why didn't I use the zoom…
 Add the garlic to the potatoes.
 Then do something naughty.  If you have a little jar in your fridge with bacon fat, add it to some melted butter.  If you don't have it--no biggie but this adds some awesome flavor.
 Add the melted bacon butter to the potatoes
 Chop up some parsley
 Add it to the bowl
 Crack a good amount of black pepper over the potatoes
 And a big pinch of salt
 Pour the potatoes out onto a large baking sheet in a single layer
 Into the oven they go.
 Grill the steaks to your desired doneness
 Bake the potatoes for 30 minutes, take them out, flip them around and back into the oven they go for another 15 minutes.
 Once the steaks are done, let them rest for at least 10 minutes to let the juices redistribute.
 Perfectly roasted garlic potatoes.
 Looks fancy.

Steak Marinade:
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons dijion mustard
4 cloves garlic
1/8 teaspoon red chili flakes

Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl.

Place your steaks in a large zip top bag and pour the marinade over the steaks.  Seal the bag and try to get as much of the air out as possible.

Put the bag into the fridge in a bowl or on a large plate.  Let marinade for at least 1 hour.

Grill steaks on medium high heat to your desired doneness.

Recipe modified from: here 

Garlic Roasted Potatoes 
1 lb red potatoes
5 cloves of garlic
1/2 stick of butter
1 small spoonful (about a teaspoon) of bacon fat (optional)
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees

Wash the potatoes and cut into cubes

Melt the butter and bacon fat and pour over the potatoes.  Add the chopped garlic, parsley and season with salt and pepper.

Pour potatoes on a large baking sheet in a single layer.

Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.  After 30 minutes, toss the potatoes and place back in the oven for an additional 15 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.


Recipe by: Mrs. Schwartz


  1. Yum, my husband would love this! Definitely will be keeping this recipe for future use!

    1. Hey Jessica! I think he would love it--let me know if you try it and what you think!


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