It’s a hot, lazy Wednesday evening and I’m not in the mood to cook.
I’m looking for something to make for dinner that:
- Won’t take a lot of time;
- Will satisfy post-basketball practice hunger;
- Won’t heat up the house more than the 89° day did already;
- Won’t make a huge mess in the kitchen; and
- Won’t interrupt my Girls Drinking Wine time
A quick review of items on hand resulted in a hearty dinner that satisfied my family and, bonus, took minimal effort on my part so I could enjoy a rare mid-week treat of girl time!
I pulled out my handy (practically hands off) go-to kitchen saviors, my T-Fal Electric Pressure Cooker & cast iron skillet and dinner was well on it’s way to being made.
Baked Potatoes & Boneless Rib-Eye Steaks with Garlic Mushrooms
First, get the potatoes started:
- Wash 2 Large Baking Potatoes
- Put rack and 1 cup of water into the pressure cooker pan
- Place potatoes on rack
- Brush Potatoes with a touch of olive oil & sprinkle with sea salt
- Close and lock pressure cooker, set to cook on high
- Once pressure cooker reaches temperature, cook potatoes for 20 minute
- When cooking time is done, unplug machine and leave closed until your steaks are done
While the potatoes are cooking:
- Heat the cast iron skillet over medium-high heat;
- Place 6 slices of bacon in the pan and cook for about 4 minutes per side (give or take) until crispy but not over browned;
- Remove the bacon to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
- Salt and pepper 2 Boneless Ribeye Steaks on both sides & put in hot skillet;
- Add about 1 cup of sliced mushrooms, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp garlic salt & pepper to the pan;
- Cook the steaks to desired degree of doneness while also stirring the mushrooms while they cook. My husband likes his medium rare, so I cook them roughly 4 minutes per side at medium-high heat.
When the steaks are ready:
- Turn off heat and immediately remove steaks from the pan;
- Place steaks on a serving plate and mound 1/2 of the mushrooms on each;
- Release the remaining pressure in the pressure cooker;
- Place potatoes beside the steaks on plates;
- Cut the potatoes open, butter generously, crumble 1/2 the bacon inside each potato and top with sour cream, salt & pepper.
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