Steak Xavier and Homefries

This is one of my all time favorites. Definitely in the top 5. I could go on and on, raving about the delicious, or we can get right down to business. Let’s do it! 
What you’ll need

  • 2 1 lb steaks, New York Sirloin Strip or Filets
  • 2 slices of Smoked Gouda Cheese
  • 8 asparagus stalks, white ends trimmed
  • 1/2 lb baby potatoes, white, red and peruvian
  • 1/2 lb Brussel sprouts, trimmed and quartered
  • 4 slices of thick cut bacon, diced
  • 1/4 stick of butter halved
  • 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar, aged
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tbs fresh chopped thyme
  • 1/2 tbs fresh chopped sage
  • Olive Oil

Cook Time -30 minutes, Total Time -12 hours+

  1. Combine thyme, sage and ground black pepper and liberally season steaks
  2. Place steaks in sealable freezer bag along with balsamic vinegar and place in refrigerator for 12-24 hours for best flavor
  3. When ready to cook take steaks out and allow time to reach room temperature
  4. Set oven to 350 degrees
  5. While the oven heats and the steaks are brough up to room temperature dice your bacon and potatoes into small bits. Also take this time to trim and quarter your Brussel sprouts
  6. In a 8″x8″ oven safe glass dish place your diced potatoes and bacon evenly layered and tossed. Add in half of the butter and place in pre-heated oven for 15 minutes
  7. In a medium sauce pan bring about 1/2″ of water to a boil and add Brussel sprouts. Cook for approximately 5 minutes or until they turn a bright green and water has reduced by at least half
  8. While the potatoes are in the oven heat a small amount of olive oil in a 12″ frying pan and cook your asparagus over high heat until it just begins to brown. Remove from pan place on a paper towel to dry
  9. Once the potatoes and bacon have cooked for 15 minutes remove from oven and mix together to prevent from sticking to pan. Mix in cooked Brussel sprouts and return to oven for another 15 minutes
  10. In a 12″ oven safe frying pan heat up a small amount of olive oil and melt the last half of your butter. Once butter begins to brown add your steaks and sear. Roughly 2 minutes on each side for medium rare
  11. Once steaks have been seared remove from heat and carefully place 4 of your cooked asparagus stalks on each one and cover with a slice of cheese
  12. Place frying pan and steak in the pre-heated oven until cheese has melted fully over the steak. Carefully remove hot pan from oven with mitts (I have burned myself plenty of times doing this)
  13. Plate and enjoy!
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