Here in Miami, summer time has already arrived…do you know what that means? It means that it’s grilling time!
Chris and I love grilling steaks, there’s just something about a juicy Ribeye grilled over an open flame that signifies the beginning of summer in our house!
We took a trip down to Walmart to buy a few USDA Choice Premium Steaks in celebration of the Walmart Steak-Over Challenge.
I was pretty surprised that Walmart’s steaks were so inexpensive! Their Ribeyes were nice and thick, just like Chris likes them, but they were less than the thin-cut Ribeyes at our local grocery store!
We totally planned on each making a few steaks as a sort of mini grill-off, but Chris is quite possessive of his grill and let’s just say that I ended up playing photographer.
Hey, I wasn’t complaining, I still got to eat the results for dinner that night, and that’s the most important thing! We are pretty simple when it comes to our steaks.
I believe in letting the natural flavor of the steak speak for itself, and that’s why we only buy USDA Choice Premium Steaks – when you buy a good cut of meat, you don’t need to spend hours marinating and seasoning.
We sprinkle both sides of the Ribeyes with a little garlic salt and pepper and let it sit for about an hour in the fridge to bring out the natural flavors – that’s it!
You can also use a little kosher salt, rubbed into the steak and it will work well too. I personally prefer the garlic salt because I love the way it tastes. I can never have enough garlic!
The secret to grilling a great steak is getting your grill nice and hot before you put the steaks on.
If there isn’t a nice, dark sear on the steaks, I always know that I am not going to love them…as you can see, these steaks seared up really nice!
I enjoy steaks medium rare and Chris likes them medium, so he always takes my steak off the grill a few minutes before his own.
What can I say, if it’s not mooing when I cut into it, I just don’t love it. ha!
Once Chris gets a nice sear on both sides of the steaks, he lowers the heat on the grill to low and then he closes the lid of the grill.
After about five minutes – depending on the thickness of the steak – he flips them over and then cooks them for an additional five minutes.
After about 10 minutes, these steaks were medium rare, and after about 15 minutes, the remaining steaks were medium well.
While Chris was grilling the USDA Choice Premium Steaks from Walmart, I was busy making mashed potatoes and roasted brussell sprouts with bacon.
Who needs to go out to the steakhouse when you can have a steak house quality meal at home for under $20?
Roasted Brussell Sprouts Recipe
1 Quart Brussell Sprouts, stems cut off and quartered
5 slices of bacon
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
pinch of salt and pepper
In a saucepan with a tight fighting lid, cook bacon over medium heat. Once it is cooked, add the brussell sprouts and olive oil, cover with lid and let cook for about 15 minutes, stirring every once in a while so that the sprouts don’t burn.
Cheesy Mashed Potatoes Recipe
5 Russet Potatoes
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup sour cream
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
pinch of salt and pepper
Peel and quarter potatoes, boil in a large pot with a pinch of salt for about 10 minutes. Drain the water and add all other ingredients and blend with a hand mixer for about 2 minutes. Add more or less milk, depending on how creamy you like your mashed potatoes.
Are you ready to experience Walmart’s Steak-Over for yourself? Find out why you should choose your steaks at Walmart here. We shared our winning grilling tip – now tell us yours!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walmart. The opinions and text are all mine.