Steak Potato Rounds Because I Ran Out of Time to Shop


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Bake sliced yellow potato rounds to tender perfection, and then smother them with steak sauce, aged cheddar cheese, crisp bacon, and chives for the taste of a loaded baked potato in a two-bite morsel.

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You know those weeks that starts of innocuously enough, but turns into A Week before you know what hit you? That’s the kind of week I’m having, Friends. I’m not quite sure how I leapt from a Perfectly Manageable To Do List on Monday to a to a list that looks like a tornado of deadlines spiraled all over it.

Trying to tame my lengthening list of things that must happen right now has bumped more trivial matters to lower rungs on the list. Addressing little tasks like laundry and grocery shopping have been delayed…indefinitely. Okay, so maybe I’m being a little dramatic. After all–try as I might–I probably can’t delay laundry for too much longer, and procuring fresh food from the store will have to happen sooner rather than later.

But not today.

Nope. Today the thought of driving across town in the rain in search of food is about the least appealing thing I can think of doing right now. Sadly, the cupboards and refrigerator shelves are nearly bare. We’ve already ordered pizza, and ate a speedy pasta dish this week. (Yes, I’m aware that we’re only three days into the week and I’ve already paid my top two trump cards.)

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Part of being comfortably domestic is to not sweat the small stuff and being able to go with the flow. So today, we improvise. A quick survey of my cavernous cupboards reveals that I have 3 key ingredients to build a meal tonight: potatoes, cheese, and bacon. What more do we need?

Tonight we’ll tough it out with Steak Potato Rounds and a simple Caesar salad…or as I like to call it, the Ain’t Nobody Got Time to Shop So Here’s Your Dinner dinner. Good thing my family loves potatoes in most any form.

Steak Potato Rounds have all the fixings! Tender potatoes are brushed with a zesty steak sauce, topped with sharp cheddar cheese, crisp bacon, and chives for a snack that’s hearty enough to be a meal.

Since I post what we’re eating in pretty much real time, YOU get Steak Potato Rounds tonight, too! It doesn’t get much more real time that this, my friends. I promise that I’ll go shopping tomorrow. :)

My Impression: What’s not to love about potatoes, cheese, and bacon? I could eat these every day and be happy. In fact, I plan to hoard a few steak potato rounds away so that I can have them with a soft fried egg for breakfast tomorrow.

Family Impression: I’m pretty sure that all the men in my house would eat these potatoes with every meal if I’d be willing to make them. Well, everyone except for Son #2. He just picks the cheese and bacon off the top, but that’s what makes him happy so I’m cool with it.


Steak Potato Rounds

Yield 30 Rounds (6 to 8 Servings)

Bake sliced yellow potato rounds to tender perfection, and then smother them with steak sauce, aged cheddar cheese, crisp bacon, and chives for the taste of a loaded baked potato in a two-bite morsel.


Prep Time: 10 minutes, Cook Time: 15 to 18 minutes, Total Time: 28 minutes

2 tsp. light olive oil

4 small (½ lb.) yellow potatoes, scrubbed and sliced into ¼-inch rounds

2 Tbs. A-1 steak sauce (or preferred brand)

1/3 C. aged sharp cheddar cheese, freshly grated

3 slices bacon, cooked until crisp and crumbled

2 Tbs. chopped fresh chives

Sour cream or plain yogurt, optional

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place a rectangular baking stone or a half sheet pan lined with aluminum foil in the oven as it comes to temperature.

Once the oven comes to temperature, remove the prepared half sheet pan or baking stone from the oven. Brush the potato rounds on both sides with olive oil, and place them onto the baking stone (or pan) about ¼-inch apart. Bake the potatoes for 12 to 15 minutes or until tender.

Remove the potatoes from the oven and brush the tops with the steak sauce. Sprinkle the potatoes with the shredded cheese and bacon. Return the potatoes to the oven and bake them for an additional 3 minutes, or until the cheese is fully melted. Remove the potatoes from the oven and sprinkle with fresh chives immediately prior to serving.

Serve immediately. If desired, serve Steak Potato Rounds with a side of sour cream or plain yogurt.




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