Dinner Tonight: Steak Tacos with Slow-Roasted tomatoes

I had some London broil left over from the Mediterranean salad I made the other day, and decided tacos would be a great way to use it on a warm spring day here in Oregon (a pretty rare occurrence).​  I found this recipe in my email from PureWow, and decided that with some simple modifications it would work well.  The only change I made was due to my meat already being cooked medium rare last night when I started.  I sliced it up, tossed it in the rub seasoning from the recipe, and heated it through in the cast iron skillet, making prep time much shorter.

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FatBoy Creations: Fatboy Cheesesteak

Fatboy's Take on a steak sandwich!I love a nice steak sandwich, but get tired of philly-style cheesesteaks. I wanted something cheesy and full of flavors I love, and this is what I came up with. It was a hit in my house, see how your family likes this little piece of FatBoy Heaven.

Fatboy Cheesesteak

 4-6 Sandwichs
 20 minutes
 20 minutes


    • 1 lb. Bacon
    • 2 lbs. Thin-cut Carne Asada Steak
    • 1 tub Philly Cooking Cream - Italian Cheese and Herb flavor
    • 1 lb fresh whole leaf spinach
    •  Hard hoagy style rolls


    1. Brown bacon in large deep cast iron skillet until crispy, drain on paper towels and set aside
    2. Cut steak into 1 inch wide strips on the bias
    3. Fry steak in bacon grease until cooked through medium-rare, drain grease
    4. Add Cooking Cream and stir into steak, coating well and cooking until cream starts to brown
    5. Cut rolls
    6. Layer fresh spinach, then steak, then top with chunks of Bacon and serve

Dinner Time - Steak Gratin

When I was planning this weeks menu I noticed that top sirloin was on sale, and was trying to figure out what I could do with it.  I remembered my Dad making homemade Mac and Cheese when I was a kid with hamburger, and have always loved the flavor combination.  I took that and ran with it to kick things up a few notches with this Steak Gratin.  The rich flavor of the sirloin combines well with the lighter marscapone and parmesan cheeses to really let the meat shine.  The addition of a little bit of dried mustard with salt and pepper takes the flavor just a little bit higher without overwelming.  If you are looking for comfort food, welcome to Fat Boy Heaven.

Steak-Macaroni Gratin


 20 minutes


    • 4 tbsp. butter
    • 1 lb. sirloin, sliced
    • 1 small onion, finely chopped
    • 1 tbsp. all-purpose flour
    • 3/4 tsp. dry mustard
    • 1/2 tsp. salt
    • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
    • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
    • 2 cups mascarpone cheese
    • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
    • 1 lb. pasta, cooked al dente
    • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs


    1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a med.-size oval baking dish.
    2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in deep skillet over med.-high heat; add steak and onion; sauté until vegetables are tender, about 5 min.
    3. Stir in flour, mustard, salt, and pepper; cook 1 min.
    4. Gradually whisk in milk; stir until slightly thickened, about 3 min.
    5. Remove from heat. Add cheeses and stir until cheese melts.
    6. Mix in pasta. Remove to baking dish.
    7. Melt remaining butter; add bread crumbs and sauté until golden. Sprinkle crumbs over pasta. Bake about 20 min.