Cowboy Steak Salad

  • ¾ tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 2-3 medium red potatoes, sliced into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cobs of corn
  • 2 T. cooking fat of your choice (I used bacon fat)
  • Generous handful of spinach leaves
  • 8 oz. thinly sliced breakfast steak - I used venison, but beef or lamb will also work
  • 1 large ripe tomato, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • ¼ c. sliced green onion or garlic scapes
  • ¼ c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ c. sliced radish
  • Ranch dressing, to taste

In a small bowl, combine the seasonings (smoked paprika through black pepper). Toss half of the seasoning mixture with the sliced potatoes. Remove the corn from the cobs by slicing it off with a sharp knife - the kernels do not need to be separated. Set aside.

Heat the cooking fat of your choice over medium-high heat. When the cooking fat is hot, add the potatoes and allow to fry without moving it for 3-5 minutes.Continue cooking using this method until the potatoes are fully cooked. About 5 minutes before the potatoes are done, add the corn kernels and toss to cook gently. Remove the corn and potatoes from the stove and add them to a medium-sized bowl. Add the spinach leaves and toss to combine.

Place the skillet back on the stove and, if needed, add more cooking fat. Toss the breakfast steak of your choice with the remaining seasoning mixture and sear until cooked through, stirring as needed.

To serve, split the potato-corn mixture in half onto serving plates. Arrange tomato, avocado, green onion or garlic scapes, and shredded cheese over the top of each serving plate. Add the hot steak and sprinkle with sliced radishes and ranch dressing before serving.

  • Yields: 2 servings
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
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