Summer Steak Stacks

After a long boat day, easy meals are key. Usually, we end up ordering from Shanti, our favorite Indian restaurant, stopping by Savin Bar + Kitchen, ordering sushi from Van Shabu, or just eating random stuff around the house.

Lately I have been on a mission to eat better and to spend less on takeout that we sometimes don’t even really want. Planning ahead for meals that require a few ingredients and minimal preparation is key. This past weekend, after a long hot day out, I headed home and after a little shower and rest, I put together a pretty spectacular meal, if I do say so myself.

tomatoes and onions

All it took were a couple of beefsteak tomatoes cut into thick slices, a red onion, also cut into thick slices, a handful of gorgonzola cheese, a splash of balsamic from our trip to Eataly, and a good steak from Whole Foods.


Since it was raining, we pulled out the indoor grill pan and threw on the steak, simply seasoned with pepper on both sides. Next up, I grilled the onion, just so that it was a little soft on the outside. I like onions to still have a little bite when cooked.

balsamic steak stacks

Finally, I put the tomato on the grill pan for about 30 seconds before taking everything off and assembling stacks of tomato, steak, and onion, topping each with a handful o gorgonzola and a drizzle of balsamic.

balsamic steak stacks

This dinner took less than 20 minutes, but it felt like a fancy restaurant meal. Good ingredients, simple preparation, and flavors that go well together all made for a delicious dinner. I love summer.

How have you been enjoying local produce and simple meals lately?

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Tags: dinner, easy recipe, Food, recipe, steak, summer, summer meals, tomatoes

  1. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic’s avatar

    I love simple meals like this. And anything with steak, I like!


  2. Daisy’s avatar

    looks perfect after a day on the boat!!


  3. Colleen @ Culinary Colleen’s avatar

    This sounds like the perfect simple, summery meal. Looks so fancy, too!


  4. Megan’s avatar

    This sounds amazing and definitely looks like a fancy restaurant meal. I’ve been all about meals that don’t require too many ingredients lately.


  5. Raija’s avatar

    Maybe a grill pan is my answer to figuring out how to make a good steak…I always seem to either under or over cook them…never just right. I’m on a quest…but I suppose that means I have to practice, and it is a little bit of an expensive thing to have to practice ;).


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