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On today's "Suburb Chic Eats" segment, I'm showcasing a recipe I concocted that actually turned out well! This happens roughly 50% of the time...When I'm thinking of a dinner idea, it needs to be atleast 3 of 5 things: quick, healthy, affordable, kid & husband friendly, and/or easy. What is your cooking criteria for yourself or your family? This fit the bill in all 5 areas! With steaks in the fridge defrosted and a hankering for some seriously smoky flavor, this recipe was born (and then destroyed by hungry bungies). Enjoy!
Steak & 'Shrooms w/ Smoky Bacon Sauce
served w/ side of Parmersan Red Potatoes

for the main...
Step One // Marinade your strip steak in homemade smoky bacon sauce while oven heats up for potatoes and skillet gets nice and hot (medium-high heat).
Step Two // Spray skillet or grill pan lightly with EVOO. Pan-fry for about 8 minutes, flipping once to sear equally. Time can be adjusted for desired "doneness".
Step Three // After transferring meat to serving plate, add one package pre-cut baby bella mushrooms to same skillet and saute. You might want to add a little cooking wine (Marsala tastes great with this particular recipe). Mushrooms will look slightly soft and shrunken but not completely wilted; that's how you know when they are finished. Cooking time is approx. 6-8 minutes.

for the sauce...
For the "smoky bacon sauce", you will need to basically mix together the following ingredients: 2 Tbs garlic paste, 1 cup ketchup, 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar (or whichever vinegar you can find), 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce, 2 Tbs molasses, 2 Tsp chili powder, 2 Tsp smoked paprika, 1 Tsp ground mustard, S&P. For a truly "bacony" flavor, add between 1/4 & 1/2 a cup bacon bites.

for the side...
Step One // Rough brush small red potatoes (we used a little over one pound) then slice to desired thickness. The thicker the cut, the longer the cook time! Oven should be set to 400 degrees and be pre-heating while you're prepping the meat and potatoes.
Step Two // Season with S&P, onion & garlic powders, paprika, red bell pepper flakes, ground mustard, celery flakes, coriander, cumin, & sage. Honestly, I just freehanded all of these and it turned out delightful and not overpowering! Very subtle. I'd say make this blend w/ 1 Tbs of each and go from there.

Step Three // Top with grated Parmesan! Place in the oven until edges of potatoes brown...this will take approx. 25 minutes.


  1. The smoky bacon sauce sounds delicious. A definite try for me.

  2. im not much of a cook, but those potatoes look pretty easy and i love anything with cheese! happy almost thanksgiving!


  3. I'll have to try this!! The Mr. loves a good steak!

  4. I need to try this, everything from the smokey bacon sauce to the parmesan cheese potatoes sounds DELISH!! Im sure the boyfriend would thoroughly enjoy this as well, making it a win win! Looks like I know what I'll be cooking this weekend for Sunday Football :)

  5. Wow! That sounds incredibly good. Yummy!

  6. That looks really good! Love the pic of your hubby eating looks like hes really enjoying it :)