Weeknight Steak

Since the charcoal takes time and the new dogs take watching (when outside with the existing dog), I have no time for prepping dinner. But that's fine. This steak is big on flavor and low on effort. Ditto for grilled asparagus and chived potatoes.

Btw I used to be an “I only use fresh garlic” snot. So glad the world's top BBQ chefs educated me about powdered garlic!

Steak ingredients

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons cumin

1 teaspoon granulated garlic

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1 tablespoon olive oil

1–2 lb flank steak

Get coals going, or heat grill to medium. Rub steak with olive oil. Mix salt & spices. Rub into steak, both sides. Let set 10-5 minutes. Swipe grill with olive oil. Cook about 5-6 minutes per side depending on thickness for medium. Also, it's an uneven cut, some will be more rare. Watch for flames against he spice rub.


Peel and steam russets or Yukon gold, any amount. Add a glug of olive oil, salt and as much chopped chive as you like. Lemon juice is nice too.


Add olive oil, salt & grill.

Eat, enjoy – B


Published by Betsy Karetnick

Dynamic lifestyle broadcaster, journalist, and media expert. Brand builder. Innovator. Producer. Experienced in business development and all aspects of media. Extensive experience on a national platform attracting and retaining an audience by mixing entertainment and education on lifestyle issues including cooking, cleaning, crafting, organizing, personal finance and dining out. Owner and operator of The Portable Garden, northern New Jersey's premier source for exclusive custom event design, special event flowers, container gardens and small scale landscape installations.

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