Ranch Style Steaks

I still had those 3 NY Strip steaks I picked up at Walmart a few months ago in the freezer.

Not the BEST deal but better than the usual, full price

And well, because I was/am sort of on a Freezer/Pantry/No Spend Challenge this month, I figured now is the time to make them!

I had everything on hand, believe it or not! Here's how we did it!

1 onion, thinly sliced - I had half a red and half a sweet so I used those two!
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced - I used a bag of mini peppers. The whole bag
1 clove of garlic, chopped fine
1 oz pkg ranch dry dressing mix
generous shake of cayenne pepper (depending on taste, not TOO generous!)
1/3 cup oil (I opted to use Avocado oil cuz I have that on hand but original calls for canola oil!)
1/3 cup sun dry julienne cut sun dried tomatoes (pantry stock up from a great deal for $1 each per bag forever and a day ago!)
large ziploc bag - or a shoebox!
1 1/2 lb steak (we've done ribeyes, t-bones and now, NY Strips)
1 24 by 12 inch sheet of foil
1/2 cup crumbled bleu cheese

*This is an old picture and the recipe was doubled so it's a lot of stuff*

Add onion, pepper to bag, or in my case, a shoebox. Add ranch dressing, oil, and tomatoes, shake (stir) to blend. Toss in the steaks, zip up (cover up) and put in fridge for 10 minutes to 2 hours (2 hours for me) to marinate.

Preheat grill (or, gasp, grill pan on the stove top ... but seriously, you just don't get the same effect ... not to mention, it's summertime, TIME to grill!)

Transfer veggie stuff to center of foil, discard marinade, bring up sides of foil to make a packet and double fold to seal. Place steaks on grill, 3 to 4 minutes each side for medium rare (um, not for Hubby). Place foil pack along side while steaks cook, 7 to 10 minutes, til tender.

Remove steaks, let stand 5 to 10 minutes.  Top steaks with veggies and cheese. Serve with favorite salad on the side.

Oh, yes we did this. It was tasty. We have done this using boneless skinless chicken breast and a handful of shrooms too (which was excellent!)

Honestly, its delicious without any cheese ... so if you too are on a Freezer/Pantry/No Spend Challenge and don't have cheese, it's ok to skip. We had cheese this time around.

Go ahead, give it a try ... it's definitely worth the time!

Looking forward to sharing with some of these GREAT Parties ... go check them out!

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  1. What a great recipe, can't wait to try this one! Have a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing on From The Archives Friday

  3. This looks yummy!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 favorite things on Thursday! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!!


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