This Steakhouse Salad is all the flavors of your favorite steak dinner in salad form. Grilled sirloin, marinated tomatoes, creamy blue cheese, thinly sliced red onions, garlic croutons, grilled potatoes and a delicious steak sauce vinaigrette. All of this rests on a bed of crunchy romaine and tender spinach leaves. Serve with some garlic knots and you have a delicious, complete meal. The beauty of this recipe is that it takes no time at all to prepare. The perfect meal.
Full Recipe, Plus Any Questions You Have, Answered
The full, printable and Pinterest Pin (able) recipe is at the bottom of this post. The next few paragraphs and pictures, I try to answer some questions that I anticipate you having. If you are a Pinterest person like me, give me a follow on Pinterest!
Sirloin is a more affordable cut of meat. If you prepare it the right way, it is very tender and delicious. It is also a great way to feed a crowd steak without having to break the bank. I often buy this sirloin pack from Aldi, it is usually around a pound and half of beef and it is usually under ten dollars. They sell this cut of meat everywhere. So you should have no trouble finding sirloin.
Seasonings Are Always A Suggestion
I hate to give exact measurements for seasoning on my recipes. Everyone has different preferences or dietary restrictions. I do not include measurements for seasoning my sirloin filets in the recipe. Pictured above, you can see how much seasoning I added to my steaks. I also added as much seasoning to the other side that you cannot see.
Steak Sauce For Salad Dressing?
Everyone loses their mind when I make this salad dressing. The reality is, A1 steak sauce is made from raisins, oranges, celery seed, and garlic. These are ALL the things you would put in a homemade dressing, or at least I would. For this Steakhouse Salad, easy is what I had in mind. Instead of making you prepare your own garlic vinaigrette , I have you simply mix the Steak Sauce with this Garlic Vinaigrette that I love from Aldi. you can certainly make your own if you choose. The Aldi brand of A1 is pretty much the same as the A1 name brand, except they add tomato paste to theirs. This dressing is addicting and you will want to put it on everything.
The Most Underrated Ingredient
Canned potatoes are the most underrated ingredient out there. I use canned potatoes all the time. They come whole, sliced and diced. Canned potatoes shave so much time from cooking. They have a great taste and texture. They do have salt, so be mindful of that if using canned potatoes when seasoning.
If You Don’t Have A Grill
While I make all this on my grill, you can make this in your house. You can sauté the canned potatoes in a skillet with the same ingredients and you can sear off the steak in a skillet as well. The cooking process would be similar to the way I make these Filet Mignon indoors.
- *all product information is outlined in the post if you need more clarification
- **seasonings are a suggestion, all my recipes can be customized to your preference
- 3 petite sirloin steak filets (approximately 1.5 lbs)
- 1 Stem of romaine lettuce, washed and chopped
- 3 to 4 cups of spinach
- 1/4 cup of blue cheese crumbles (optional)
- 1 small red onion, sliced thin
- 1 cup of diced cherry tomatoes
- 1 15 ounce can of whole potatoes
- 1 bag of croutons ( I used cheese and garlic flavor)
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 2 tablespoons of avocado oil or another light tasting oil (divided)
- 3 tablespoons (or your preference) of A1 Steak sauce (you can also use the Aldi brand)
- 1 12 ounce bottle of a garlic vinaigrette (I used the Aldi brand)
- black pepper
- lemon pepper
- Montreal steak seasoning
- garlic powder
- garlic and onion powder
- Remove steaks from package, pat the excess liquid off with a paper towel, rub with a tablespoon of oil, season on all sides with Montreal Steak Seasoning, or your favorite steak seasoning. I season heavily, you can do as much or as little as you like. Picture of mine in post. Set aside on counter for about 20 to 30 minutes.
- Add a pinch of salt of your tomatoes and toss and let them sit while you cook, this helps them "macerate" and makes a nice little juice that adds flavor to the salad.
- Drain your can of potatoes and slice the whole potatoes in half, lengthwise. Add them to a few sheets of layered foil. Add the two tablespoons of butter and a tablespoon of the oil you choose to use. Season to your liking with the pepper, garlic and onion powders, parsley and lemon pepper. If i was measuring it would be about 1/4 teaspoon of each. I don't use salt, as these canned potatoes are packed in sauce. Wrap the foil tightly with just a small open space for venting.
- Heat your grill to high about 400 degrees, place the potato packet on the grill at indirect heat, meaning not over a direct flame. This will grill for about 10 minutes before you add your steaks. Then they will continue to grill while your steak cook.
- In a jar or salad dressing mixing bottle, add your A1 Steak sauce to the garlic vinaigrette and shake or blend well.
- Add your steaks to the grill and grill for about 4 to 6 minutes on each side depending on thickness of meat. Mine were about 1/2 inch thick and I like medium to medium rare so I grilled for about 5 min each side.
- When the steaks have grilled on both sides, remove from grill, loosely wrap in foil and rest for 10 minutes.
- I carefully open the potatoes and place them flat side down on the grill for just a minute or two to get some grill marks, then add them back to the foil packets to soak in the butter and flavors. You can skip this step. The potatoes come out of the can already cooked so you are just infusing flavor and I like to add some texture by grilling.
- When the steaks have rested, i cut them into thicker slices.
- Add your lettuce and spinach to a large bowl, add the tomatoes, onions, top with steak and the potatoes, add the blue cheese (yes you can use another cheese) top with croutons, do not add dressing until right before serving as it will wilt the salad as it sits. This is if you're serving at a party. You can also serve it as a "build your own" salad with all the options laid out like a mini salad bar.
- If you have kids and they dont eat salad, they can just eat the meat and potatoes cut up.
- I serve this with warmed garlic knots or garlic bread.
Another Great Salad
If you like salads, you can also make this delicious Poppy Seed Salad. It has a delicious, tangy dressing. This salad is also a great, complete meal with the addition of chicken. You can also add salmon or shrimp.