One of my absolute favorite meals is marinated steak tips with creamy garlic mashed potatoes. The dish takes thirty minutes to make and fills my belly right up. It is the perfect comforting meal after a long hard day of just constant busyness.
The first thing I do whenever I pick up a high quality package of steak tips at my local supermarket is cut them up into bite sized chunks, place them into my pyrex glassware dish and pour some of my favorite steak marinade over the top of the tips so they can soak in all the yummy flavor that they possible can from the marinade.
My favorite steak marinade to use is the Taste of Inspirations Steak House Marinade. It has a meaty flavor with hints of onion, garlic, paprika and vinegar. It is absolutely delicious when you let the steak tips marinate in the marinade for about 24-hours.
When I am ready to make my dinner, I simply take my marinated steak tips out of the refrigerator and bring them down to room temperature so they cook evenly.
While the steak tips are warming up a bit on the counter top, I cut up some red skinned potatoes into bite sized chunks and place them in a pan of salted water. Then, I place the pan on the stove and bring the potatoes to a boil and cook them until they are fork tender.
While the potatoes are cooking, I pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees, place a whole garlic bulb on a sheet or two of tinfoil and drizzle some olive oil onto it and wrap it up tightly. Then, I place the garlic into the oven and allow it to roast for at least 20 to 25 minutes or until the bulbs is tender.
Then, I get out my skillet pan and drizzle some canola oil into that and heat it up on medium to high heat. Once the pan is heated up, I toss in my steak tips and cook them right up. The steak tips take up 7 to 10 minutes maximum, so be careful you don't over cook them or they might become tough and chewy in texture.
Now, after twenty minutes has past, you potatoes should be fork tender and ready to strain out the boiling water from them. After, toss the hot tender potatoes back into your pan and add in a splash or two of whole milk, a few tablespoons of butter, a tablespoon of dried garlic and a bit of salt and pepper. Then, remove the tender garlic bulb from the oven, slice the top off of it, and squeeze the garlic paste into the pot of potatoes. Next, take your potato masher and mash those potatoes into creamy garlicky potato goodness.
By now, your steak tips should be ready to plate up with your hot creamy garlic mashed potatoes for a tasty hearty satisfying meal that will bring you much comfort. I know it brings me tons of comfort when I eat it for dinner.