san diego steakPosted: June 5, 2011
This special recipe is dedicated to my nephew Travis ~
a spirit who teaches us all to savor the great steak of life!
~ ♥ ~
Julia Child once said “The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.”
The Kiker family knows this well as the word “diet” rarely crosses our lips. That being said…
…You better have a couch nearby after eating this foodie family fave!
Probably the best part about creating an online haven for mom’s recipes is that my brother “Roger” chimed-in with this San Diego Steak recipe, which wasn’t in mom’s cookbook. So this recipe hails from mom to Roger’s kitchen… and now, to your belly.
After a few clicks searching online for a look-a-like recipe yielding *no results,* I’m thinking this San Diego Steak recipe is literally “from the inner Kiker family vault.” So get ready for a savory family treat named after “America’s finest city!”
Roger says San Diego Steak was a real treat growing up ~ usually partnered with mashed potatoes.
San Diego Steak really hits home as showcased above on mom’s actual table sporting sparkling water served from her own “Special Occasion” glasses.
The food and the ambiance of yesteryear is still kicking today, so let’s eat!
4 strips | thick cut bacon strips, sliced in 1/2 length-wise then cut into small cuts, about ¼” square
1 pound | ground sirloin
2 tablespoons | worcestershire sauce
6 shakes | lawry’s brand seasoned salt
12 twists | freshly milled black pepper (medium grind)
garnish | sour cream
garnish | bacon bits
garnish | thinly-sliced avocado
garnish | lawry’s brand seasoned salt
ii. what to do
1. Begin by frying the small cuts of the bacon ’til CRISP. Drain the bacon bits on a paper towel(s).
2. WHOA! Save the bacon drippings for cooking the steaks, coming up next.
3. While the bacon is cooking, mix the four next ingredients (above) by hand until you can’t wait any longer and form into two or four patties (depending on the growl).
4. Cook the steaks in the bacon drippings. When done, let the San Diego Steaks rest on a paper towel or two.
Foodie Tip From Roger ~
♥ “Only use Falfurrias brand “real butter” for the potatoes, like our grandmother ‘Nanny’ always did.”
Foodie Fact ~ San Diego Steak was the first “missing recipe” added to Betty’s Cook Nook, compliments of my brother Roger. Foodie props to you, big bro, for remembering how to make this tasty dish! Almost lost, the San Diego Steak recipe is now in the family’s digital cookbook.