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Steak with Romesco Sauce
and roasted butternut squash salad

Active: 25 min Total: 40 min

This roasted butternut squash does double duty - turned into a hearty salad tonight and then thrown into chili tomorrow night. You'll also enjoy simple steak so much more with your leftover romesco sauce.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Roasted Flank Steak with Romesco Sauce:
  • Green onions - 2 stalks, white parts, chopped
  • Flank steak - 1 1/2 lbs ((You can also substitute another cut of steak like NY strip, skirt, or rib-eye. If you don't like red meat, try grilling up chicken breasts))
  • Honey - 1 Tbsp
  • Balsamic vinegar - 3 Tbsp
  • Leftover romesco sauce - 1/2 cup
Roasted Butternut Squash Salad:
  • Butternut squash - 1 1/2 lbs, peeled & chopped into 1/2" cubes
  • Olive oil - 2 Tbsp + 3 Tbsp
  • Apples - 2, chopped ((my fave are honey crisp or pink ladies))
  • Honey - 1 Tbsp
  • Balsamic vinegar - 2 1/2 Tbsp
  • Mixed greens - 6 oz
  • Walnuts - 1/2 cup, crushed

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Prep

  1. Butternut squash {Double if making tomorrow's chili} - Peel and chop. Toss with first half of the olive oil. Salt and pepper generously and roast for 20 to 30 minutes in a 400F (204C) degree oven. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  2. Apples - Prep as directed.
  3. Green onions - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  4. Marinate steak - Mix together honey, balsamic vinegar, and white parts of green onions. Cover steak in marinade, some salt and pepper, and tenderize with a fork. Marinate for at least 30 minutes, up to a day. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)

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Make

  1. Preheat oven to 400F (204C) degrees.
  2. Optional step - Sear steak on stovetop first for prettier coloring: Preheat an oven-safe pan like a skillet over medium-high heat. Add steak(s) and sear on both sides for 2 minutes. If you skip this step, just place steak onto a sheet pan.
  3. Transfer to oven and roast for 6 to 13 minutes. If you seared steak first, it'll take less time to cook, and if you want it rarer, also pull it out sooner.
  4. Whisk together honey, balsamic vinegar, second half of olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Toss with butternut squash, apples, mixed greens, and walnuts. {If you roasted enough butternut squash for tomorrow's meal, remember to save some}
  6. Enjoy steak covered with romesco sauce and butternut squash salad on the side!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (30)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (3)
Vegetarian (3)

17 reviews

We only made the butternut squash salad from this recipe so this review is for the salad. The dressing was so easy to put together and delicious over the greens. I love the idea of adding a hearty component like the roasted squash which played off well with the crunchy apples.

By: AGNES
Posted: Feb 14, 2014
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

It was good despite me missing the first paragraph of ingredients! !

By: Ryan
Posted: Feb 09, 2014
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

We used chicken instead of steak and hadn't made the Romesco sauce the night before, and so left it off. The butternut squash salad was AMAZING. It will be a staple in our house for sure!

By: Katie
Posted: Feb 02, 2014
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I did not grab the right steak, so our's was a little too thick which made the cook time increase by a lot. But all in all, not bad. The honey balsamic with apples was super yummy!

By: Kerri
Posted: Jan 29, 2014
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

My husband and I both agree...Delicious! I made this third day (I made the chili yesterday) and it was so easy to put together, because I already had the romesco sauce and butternut squash ready to go! I also used Granny Smith apples instead of Honey Crisp. This is a new staple in our home.

By: Kimberly
Posted: Jan 28, 2014
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

We didn't care for the romesco sauce, but loved the butternut squash in the salad. The dressing was a little too oily for us. Steak would have tasted good had I not over cooked it!

By: Roschella
Posted: Jan 26, 2014
Diet: Original
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