Cajun Beef

This is a quick dinner idea, which I believe everyone is looking for on any given day. Most of us work hard every day, and cooking up a delicious dinner can be challenging, when you really just want to kick your heels up. So, time is of the essence, especially if you want to decide for yourself what’s in your dinner, as opposed to accepting whatever ingredients from your local delivery. I personally added potatoes to this meal, but it works just as well with any kind of rice, or even a sandwich roll.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pound steak (of your choice), cut into 1 – 2 inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • oil for cooking

In a bowl combine paprika, salt, black pepper, onion powder, cayenne, oregano and thyme. Add the steak cubes and coat evenly. Heat 2 tbsp oil over medium heat in a skille,t and add the beef cubes. Cook for 3 minutes.

Remove the steak and rest on a plate, then remove heat to medium/low and add butter. Let it melt, then add the garlic. Sauté for about 30 seconds, while scraping up bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the steak back to the skillet, cook for another 3 minutes (or longer if you like your steak well done).Stir well. Remove from heat, and add cooked potatoes (or rice) to the meal.

Bon Appétit!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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