A delicious steak is one of life’s finest pleasures. But the only thing that might be better than steak is bacon. So why not put them both together? This recipe combines steak and bacon in a savory way that tastes fresh and light.
Adding bacon and steak to a salad of mixed greens and tomatoes is a perfect summer meal, although you could enjoy it at any time. You can bring the steakhouse home to you with this tasty, savory bacon and steak meal.
This is perfect for a date night at home or any time you want to have a special meal. Fire up the grill and get ready to have a fabulous meal.
Bacon and steak have a long history of being combined together. You’ve likely seen bacon-wrapped steaks at the grocery store or at parties. Bacon and steak and two great tastes that taste great together.
When you serve them with tomatoes and over lettuce, you get a classier version of a BLT sandwich. Steak is best served with a hearty salad. This recipe makes it even better because you have the mixed greens and the steak served as the main entrée.
Sometimes you don’t want to have a really heavy meal and this fits that bill nicely. This is a light meal that fills you up without weighing you down.
Crumbled Bacon Steak
This recipe is easy to change depending on your family’s tastes and preferences. You can use iceberg or romaine lettuce if your family doesn’t like the more complex taste of the mixed greens.
You can also use spinach to make a steak spinach salad. Some steakhouses have this on their menu. Serve it with the crumbled bacon and the tomatoes. You also might like to add some cheese to the salad. Consider crumbled feta or Blue cheese, or even just shredded cheddar cheese.
Another option is that you can change the dressing for the greens if you prefer. If your family doesn’t like Balsamic vinaigrette, you can also use vinegar and olive oil or even Italian dressing. Serve the dressing on the side so that people can add how much they want.
A lot of people are trying to cut carbs out of their diet. This recipe naturally fits a low-carb or Paleo diet, although some people on such diets might prefer to leave out the tomatoes. Steak and bacon are both high in protein and very low in carbohydrates. The mixed greens and tomatoes add a low amount of carbohydrates.
If you’re not on a diet, you might also want to add some French bread or rolls on the side to add a little filler to the light meal. Some kids don’t eat a lot of salad or mixed greens, so you want something to round out the steak and bacon. (Of course, they’ll eat the steak and bacon—who wouldn’t?)
The nice thing about this recipe is that it’s good all by itself, but you can dress it up more if you want. This recipe goes well with hardboiled eggs, some sliced onions, sliced cucumbers, or shredded carrots. You can also substitute halved cherry tomatoes for the tomato slices.
This meal is perfect for warm nights, sitting on the patio. Serve the steak and mixed greens on plates and drink with a glass of red wine. You’ll feel like you’re at the steakhouse, enjoying a delicious meal in the comfort of your home.Print
- 2 (12-ounce) boneless beef top loin steaks, cut 1¼-inch thick
- 2 slices bacon
- ½ cup bottled balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
- 8 slices tomato
- 2 cups mixed baby greens
1. Trim fat from steak.
2. Grill steaks on the rack of an uncovered grill over medium coals until desired doneness. (Allow 14 to 18 minutes for medium-rare or 18 to 22 minutes for medium.)
3. In a large skillet cook bacon over medium heat until crisp.
4. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels.
5. Crumble bacon and set aside.
6. Drain fat, reserving 1 Tablespoon drippings in skillet.
7. Add vinaigrette.
8. Cook and stir over high heat about 1 minute, scraping up browned bits.
9. Remove from heat.
10. Halve the 2 steaks.
11. Place on 4 dinner plates.
12. Top each with tomato slices, cooked bacon, mixed greens, and some of dressing from the skillet.
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 18 Minutes
- Category: Main Course
- Method: Grilling
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: bacon steak, crumpled bacon steak
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