I love a one pot dinner! It means I can serve a delicious low carb/low sugar meal to my family quickly and I will only have one pot to clean afterward. Win-win! This dish is perfect for a weeknight when you don’t feel like cooking and cleaning but you want a good hearty meal. Steak, Fauxtatoes, and green beans with bacon!
Because this is a quick weeknight meal, I used microwavable frozen mashed cauliflower like this one for the mashed fauxtatoes. I do “fix them up” to make them richer and more yummy. They take 5-7 minutes in the microwave which is just right for this quick meal. I find these in the frozen vegetable section of the grocery store.
Because this recipe goes together quickly, I recommend gathering all ingredients to have ready to go. It is not necessary to soften the butter or cream cheese, but it helps.
- 4 slices bacon
- 4 TBSP butter, softened
- 3 oz. cream cheese, room temp., divided into 2 equal parts
- 4 steaks (tenderloin or NY strip recommended)
- 2 packages of frozen mashed cauliflower
- 4 handfuls of fresh french style green beans AKA haricot verts
- 2 TBSP garlic powder, divided
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a large flat-bottom skillet, cook bacon on low-medium to just to a not quite fully cooked state and remove to a paper towel lined plate.
- While bacon is cooking, season steaks liberally with 1 tbsp garlic powder, sea salt and pepper.
- Mix butter and remaining 1 TBSP garlic powder in a small bowl, spread onto one side of each steak.
- Once the bacon is removed from the skillet, retain drippings in the skillet for flavor and add the steaks butter side up.
- Cook steaks untouched for about 5 minutes.
- While steaks are cooking, microwave the mashed cauliflower for 4 minutes.
- Flip steaks to butter side down and add green beans to the skillet surrounding the steaks, cook for 5 more minutes or until desired level of done-ness.
- Add cream cheese to mashed cauliflower and microwave for 2-3 more minutes, add salt and pepper to taste and stir to combine with cream cheese.
- Chop bacon into small bits and add to the green beans in the skillet for the last minute of cooking. Remove green beans/bacon from the skillet if they are cooked before your steak is fully cooked.
- Plate and serve.
6 oz. beef tenderloin was used to calculate nutrition facts
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 39||60%|
|Total Carbohydrate 6.6||2.2%|
|Vitamin A||Vitamin C|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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