Break out this recipe for the hard-core carnivores in your life. It’s everything they (and you) love about a steakhouse meal—succulent beef, creamy spinach, and roasted potatoes—in salad form. Mushrooms and cherry tomatoes bump up the veg factor, and a light yet full-flavored blue cheese dressing ties it all together.

Also appeared in: Health, March, 2020


Credit: Greg DuPree

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25 mins
25 mins
Serves 4


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  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Toss potatoes with 1 tablespoon of the oil and 1/4 teaspoon each of the pepper and salt on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast potatoes until golden and tender, about 20 minutes, stirring halfway through baking.

  • Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high. Sprinkle beef with 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Sear beef until browned on all sides and a thermometer registers 130°F to 135°F (for medium-rare), about 3 minutes per side, or to desired degree of doneness. Transfer beef to a plate; let rest 5 minutes before slicing.

  • Return skillet to medium-high. Add mushrooms and garlic, and cook, stirring often, until browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons water and Worcestershire, and cook 1 minute. Remove mushroom mixture. Add tomatoes to skillet; cook, stirring occasionally, until blistered, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Stir together buttermilk, vinegar, 1/2 cup of the blue cheese, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. Toss spinach in butter milk mixture.

  • Serve spinach topped with potatoes, beef, mushroom mixture, and tomatoes; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup blue cheese.

Nutrition Facts

310 calories; fat 17g; saturated fat 6g; cholesterol 51mg; fiber 3g; protein 22g; carbohydrates 19g; sugars 4g; sodium 612mg; iron 4mg; calcium 208mg.