This juicy, mouth-watering, grilled Greek Seasoned Porterhouse Steak with Cucumber and Tomato Salad was adapted from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association recipe on AllRecipes.com. It was so juicy and full of flavor that there were no left overs after this meal.
When my husband’s doctor told him that he should cut down on carbs, hubby was bummed. However, he was very happy to learn that beef can fit in a healthy balanced diet. It is one of the proteins included on the USDA MyPlate nutrition guide, and has several essential nutrients as listed in Beef! It’s What’s For Dinner!!
I made my own greek seasoning because it is so easy to do, and I can make it just the way I like it, while saving money. In addition, I can control the amount of salt. I mixed the greek seasoning, lemon juice, and lemon peel with about 2 tablespoons of olive oil and brushed it on the steak before grilling.
Before serving sprinkle the steaks with feta or blue cheese. Serve with the cucumber tomato salad on the side.
- 1 1 pound beef T-Bone or Porterhouse steaks, cut 1 inch thick
- 1 medium lemon
- 1 tablespoon Greek seasoning See recipe below
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium cucumber cut lengthwise in half, then crosswise into thin slices
- 4 slices red onion
- 2 cups halved grape tomatoes
- 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
- Salt and pepper
- Grate lemon peel and squeeze 1 tablespoon juice from lemon.
- Combine Greek seasoning and lemon peel with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Reserve 2 teaspoons mixture for salad.
- Press remaining mixture evenly onto beef steaks. Let it sit for about 20 minutes.
- Place steaks on grill over medium heat. Grill, covered, 15 to 19 minutes for medium rare (145 degrees F) to medium (160 degrees F) doneness, turning occasionally.
- Meanwhile, combine reserved 2 teaspoons seasoning mixture, lemon juice, cucumber, tomatoes, red onions, and cheese in medium bowl, stirring to combine.
- Carve steaks into slices. Season with salt, as desired. Sprinkle with blue cheese. Serve beef with cucumber and tomato salad.
- In a small bowl mix spices together and store in a sealed container.
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon dried lemon peel
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon marjoram leaves
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Store in an air-tight container.
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For a greek appetizer to go with this meal, you might try these freezer friendly Greek Spanakopita appetizers.
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