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Ruby is a mother of two and the founder of “Growing up Blackxican,” a diverse modern family blog.

Steak and Potatoes

This is steak and potatoes my family’s way. My dad used to cook this for us all the time, because it calls for just a few ingredients and is filling. While my dad used to cook this the long way, and even added tomato sauce for a flavorful broth, I’ve found a way to still make it in less time with just as much flavor!

"Microwaving potatoes cuts
cook time in half."

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"Microwaving potatoes cuts
cook time in half."

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 15mins


2 large potatoes, peeled and diced (small cubes)
1 tbsp Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
1 lb thin sliced steak
½ an onion diced
½ a tomato diced
1 tbsp of vegetable oil

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1. Season steak with Lawry’s Seasoned Salt and cut into small strips of meat
2. Sautee meat, onion, and tomato with vegetable oil at Medium-High heat
3. While meat browns, add potatoes to a microwave safe dish with ¼ cups of water. Cover with matching lid and microwave for 5-8 minutes.
4. Once potatoes are tender add to meat and fold in.
5. Cook for an additional 5 minutes or until meat is well done. 

TIP: Microwaving potatoes cuts cook time in half. They'll come out tender when a little water is added to the microwave-safe dish. Serve the meal with tortillas for scrumptious tacos or burritos!