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With five young kids in the house I don’t get out a lot, but it’s super easy to entertain friends at home – all you have to do is throw a few steaks on the grill and you’ve got a party! The best thing about grilling out is that you can hang out and socialize with your friends while cooking and you don’t have to spend all your time in the kitchen. This super simple meal went together in just a few minutes and it was both delicious and healthy.
These ribeye steaks were marinated in low sodium Dale’s sauce for the afternoon in a zip bag in the refrigerator then grilled for just a few minutes on each side. We topped ours with slices of provolone cheese and you could make yours extra special by sauteing onions and mushrooms and placing them between the steak and the cheese. The steaks were served with a ceasar salad and bacon wrapped potatoes that were also cooked on the grill. Drizzle a little olive oil on the potatoes before wrapping them in partially cooked bacon, hold the bacon in place with toothpicks and wrap the potatoes in aluminum foil before placing on the grill.
In addition to being quick and easy to prepare, beef is also a healthy meal since it contains 10 essential nutrients including iron, choline, selenium, zinc, phosphorous, niacin, riboflavin, vitamins B6 and B12, and of course protein. It’s also a low calorie meal choice and most lean cuts have less fat than skinless chicken thighs. My favorite thing though is that I always know the kids will eat their dinner without any fuss when I serve them beef, in fact we have taco night at the house several times a month and the kids really enjoy getting to put their own tacos together just the way they like them.
We’ll put all the ‘fixins’ out on the table and let them choose their own favorites. Plus, we always make extra taco meat using lean ground beef on taco night so there is enough leftover for after school snacks the next day. The kids love to scoop it up with tortilla chips for a quick snack and I love that all I have to do is warm it up a little, so everybody is happy!
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