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Cumin Rubbed Sirloin with Basil Roasted Potatoes

Saturday night dinner is usually a bit more of a splurge, as we figure we are replacing going out to dinner. Even if we cook something fancy (like steak), it’s still cheaper than eating out. And honestly, this steak was better than anything I’ve ever had at the Outback.

Cumin Rubbed Sirloin with Basil Roasted Potatoes

This is our recipe. Simple but delicious. If you don’t know how to cook a good steak, go watch Good Eats with Alton Brown. That guy knows his stuff.

Cumin Rubbed Sirloin

Sirloin or Ribeye Steak (approx. 1″ thick)
Kosher Salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Pat steak dry with paper towels. Sprinkle generously with salt, cumin, and freshly ground black pepper on both sides.

Preheat a cast iron grill pan over medium high heat. Sear steaks for approximately 4 minutes per side (turn steaks 45 degrees after 2 minutes to get nice grill marks). Finish steaks in the oven for an additional 4-8 minutes, depending on thickness of steaks and desired doneness.

Wrap steaks in foil and let rest at least 5 minutes before serving.

Basil Roasted Potatoes

These are a staple in our kitchen. Delicious and tender, they go with just about anything. A great side dish. Also very versatile, try adding other herbs such as oregano, parsley, or rosemary, garlic, or other veggies to mix it up.

Yukon Gold Potatoes, diced into 3/4″ wedges (bite sized)
Olive Oil
Kosher Salt
Garlic Powder
Fresh Basil, chopped
Yellow Onion, chopped (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray glass baking dish with nonstick spray or lightly coat with olive oil. Place potato wedges in pan and drizzle generously with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste. Sprinkle with chopped basil and onions. Toss.

Roast for approximately 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until fork tender. Bigger pieces will take longer to cook.

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  1. olive oil is very very tasty if you put it in fried foods and you can taste it raw too ,`’

  2. Oregano herb can really spice up every food that you can cook, i love to add it on our foods ‘”`

  3. Oregano is a gread addition to everyday meals, i put them on soups and salads.”.”

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  10. Hello, Love and Olive Oil,
    This recipe sounds vaugely familiar, only a little different, with the addition of the basil, like some potatoes that Taylor used to make ….
    sound familiar…. and yummy… we make these ( and now will add the basil) and we always call them “Taylor’s famous potatoes”….we need to get Kosher salt also….

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