Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Steak Skillet Supper #foodbloggers4tx

When Hurricane Harvey hit Texas at the end of August it was almost overwhelming to know how to help or where to start.  I had empathy for everyone that was in the storm's destructive path.  And I wasn't the only one.  Soon a group of food bloggers that I work with regularly and I started talking and brainstorming what we could do to help and bring awareness to the relief needs and efforts.  We decided to all come together by creating Texas inspired recipes and sharing them today.

When I think Texas, I think beef - afterall, Texas raises the most cattle in the United States.  There were so many ranchers that we affected by Hurricane Harvey.  In fact, the counties that sustained damage from the hurricane were home to 1.2 million cattle.  Ranchers worked tirelessly to drive the cattle to higher ground but they couldn't get to them all immediately.  They are still working day in and day out to move cattle, but despite their resilience, Texas agriculture officials fear thousands of cattle have died in the aftermath of Harvey.

So to support those ranchers and share their pride in Texas and their ranches, I decided to make a Steak Skillet Supper for Two.  Break out your cast iron and get ready for a delicious, simple and quick meal for two.

Steak Skillet Supper - great for date night or a quick weeknight meal #foodbloggers4tx

Steak Skillet Supper for Two

2 - Steaks of your choice (I used T-Bones since I thought they represented Texas well and I had some in my deep freezer)
Garlic Salt 
Pepper
2 Tbsp Butter
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 heaping cups Zucchini, sliced in 1/2 inch circles and quartered
1 Onion, sliced
1 Green Pepper, sliced and cut in half
1 Jalapeno Pepper, sliced and cut in fourths
8 oz Whole Button Mushrooms, sliced in half

Season your steaks with garlic salt and pepper and let sit out at room temperature while you get the cast iron skillet ready.  Warm up the skillet over medium-high heat, then add the butter and oil.  Once the butter has melted add the steaks.  Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side depending on the thickness of your steak and your preference for doneness.  I prefer my steaks medium rare so I aim for an internal temperature of 130°.

After steaks are cooked, take out of the skillet and let rest on plate.  Turn down heat on skillet to medium and start adding your vegetables.  Saute the zucchini, onion, peppers and mushrooms for 8-10 minutes, or until the zucchini is tender.  Add your steaks back to the skillet and serve.

Steak Skillet Supper - great for date night or a quick weeknight meal #foodbloggers4tx

Usually I feel like steak should be paired with some good, hearty potatoes, but you won't miss them with this vegetable medley.  The combination of flavors from the onion and peppers, along with the generous portion of zuchinni and mushrooms will fill that spot.  My favorite parts of this skillet supper are probably that you only use one pan and that you can make it in 20 minutes.

Food Bloggers for Texas Hurricane Harvey Relief - a collection of recipes and resources on how you can help with relief efforts #foodblogger4TX

Now, how you can help!  First, there are several organizations that are needing everyone's help in order to take care of ongoing relief needs.  I have chose to support the Houston Food Pantry this month through Comments for a Cause, but any of these organizations would be great:

Second, you can join me and the over 30 other bloggers today by sharing your favorite Texas inspired recipes, along with links to relief organizations:



Please consider donating today and remember to Comment for a Cause!  Also be sure to check in next Thursday, September 21st as we share Florida inspired recipes to bring awareness to Hurricane Irma Relief.
Steak Skillet Supper - great for date night or a quick weeknight meal #foodbloggers4tx

24 comments:

  1. Oh, gosh! I love it! Love that you used T-bones for Texas! Perfect! P~

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    1. Thanks! I thought it was the perfect fit for the recipe and cause.

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  2. Nothing beats a good ole steak... Love everything about this recipe!

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    1. Thanks! I have to agree that steak always hits the spot.

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  3. You know - I don't think I've ever HAD a t-bone outside of Texas! I need to correct that!

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    1. Definitely! Any steak will work but something about a T-Bone does make you think Texas.

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  4. Perfect choice to represent Texas.

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  5. Zucchini is my new love. I never thought to pair it with steak. On my to do list. This looks amazing by the way!

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    1. Zucchini is so versatile. One of my favorite ways of having it is sauteed.

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  6. Your skillet supper is the perfect quick meal, tasty and filling!

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  7. This looks fabulous and I love that it has mushrooms!

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    1. The mushrooms are probably one of my favorite parts. I love sauteed mushrooms.

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  8. What a perfect tribute, Val. My husband would be happy as a clam if I served this up for him as well. We love a good steak! I also love that skillet <3

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    1. I think every guy would never be disappointed in a steak ;) And the skillet is a Lodge Cast Iron that I got probably 5+ years ago.

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  9. I hadn't heard how many cattle were impacted. I can't even comprehend that many cattle looking for dry land. Your recipe is a perfect tribute!

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    1. The pictures are devastating to look at where you see cattlemen on horseback trying to round up their cattle who are in water up to their chest.

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  10. We are all trying to help out however we can. Thanks for what you are doing! Btw--- those steaks!!! Yum!

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    1. Thanks Beth Ann! You'll be happy to know that we are doing a similar event in a week for Hurricane Irma Relief!

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  11. You can never go wrong with a good steak!

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