Monday, 16 September 2013

Recipe: Steak with broccoli and cheese stuffed potatoes

One of my absolute favourite meals to cook (as well as eat) is
steak and potatoes stuffed with broccoli and cheese. For this simple recipe all you will need is:

Serves Two
Two potatoes (the bigger the better)
One whole broccoli
Two steaks
100g of cedar cheese

Yeah, and that's it. To start off with wash the potatoes and cut the eyes out, then pierce the potatoes in a few places all around it, just to make sure it bakes properly and doesn't explode while in the oven. Then, cut the potatoes in half and pop them in the oven on gas mark 7 for an hour.

While the potatoes are baking, prepare your broccoli and cheese by washing the broccoli and cutting the bunches away from the stalk and putting it in a mixing bowl. Then, cut the cheese into smaller more manageable pieces and chuck them into the mixing bowl too: easy.

About five or ten minutes before the hour is up -depending on how you like your steak- put your steaks on the griddle to start them cooking. After the hour is up, take the potatoes out of the oven and give them five minutes to cool down slightly. When the potatoes are cool enough to hold, use a table spoon scoop the filling of the potatoes out and put them into the mixing bowl with the broccoli and cheese; remember to keep an eye on your steaks. When scooping out the filling of the potatoes, make sure that you leave the skin thick enough to hold the filling when you put it back in, otherwise it'll all fall apart! Now grab a masher and mash all the ingredients together until it's smooth, spoon the mixture back into the empty potatoes and put the potatoes back in the oven for just under ten minutes, but at this time at gas mark 6.

Tend to your steaks while the potatoes are in the oven, and if you want a few vegetables on the side boil some asparagus. I'm not a massive fan of salt so I only pepper my steaks but if you do like salt you can do a bit of both. Hopefully your steaks will be done around the same time as the potatoes so you can start serving it all up when it is all done and ready. Also, if you have leftover filling from the mixture like I did in the meal pictured, you can just pop it on the side, it is delish on its own as well as in the potatoes.

I hope you enjoy recreating this meal for yourself and you enjoy it as much as I do!


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