Ok, so there is something you guys should probably know.
On days when I do not make a dinner recipe for the blog, my family is eating one of four things buffalo chicken, beef tacos, burgers or steak.
More times than not it ends up being steak.
Yes, they are meat craving freaks. My dad and I could absolutely do without it. Fish is more our thing, but the rest of them will not go near fish. No, they are all about the red meat. They actually complain because they say they don’t get enough, but for the most part I prefer to cook with other meats. This is mostly because I think a really good steak needs nothing more than some salt, pepper and blue cheese butter.
I made them their steak , but not their New York strips, rib eyes or beef tenderloins.
No. I totally messed with them and got everyone’s least favorite cut.
The flank steak.
Basically, I am dealing with a bunch of steak snobs.
And basically it’s all my fault.
When we were younger all my dad used to serve us was london broil. We knew nothing else, we thought it was the best stuff around. That was of course until I started cooking and realized what was going on.
Six mouths to feed means you buy the cheap stuff, not the $14.99 per pound stuff.
Let’s just say our grocery bill has increased a bit since I started doing the cooking…
I wanted to do something different. Something I don’t normally do.
So I bought a flank steak, marinated the heck out of it, made some of my super easy homemade greek pitas (make these, seriously they are SO good), a batch of pesto and threw it all together to make a make-shift gyro.
Perfect warm weather meal……..
Oh wait, it’s still snowing here.
Other than the two-hour marinating time, these are super quick and so easy. Just throw the steak on the grill (or under the broiler), whip up a quick batch of pesto and put it all together! Easy peasy!
The steak is so good. Even the pickiest brothers never knew what hit them and they were eating it minus all the pesto, tomatoes, olives and feta. Just straight up. I know, they are so boring! I mean why would they not eat the pesto? Fresh basil pesto? Nothing better.
Oh and do the sprinkle of feta. The feta pretty much just rocks. Obviously.
Pretty much in awe over these.