Greek Marinated Steak with Tzatziki


Greek Marinated Steak with Tzatziki

Back, what seems eons ago in January, I chose the word JOY as my word of intention through this year. My life got off track a bit and I was starting to get overwhelmed by health stuff and home stuff. I went back and read my resolution to choose JOY in making decisions and living life this year.  There is no reason for me to not choose it. The weather is sunny, the beach is a mile away, we are relatively healthy and we have what we need. My house may not look House Beautiful ready but it is what we need. It keeps us safe, dry and comfortable. It is a place where we are feed emotionally and physically. We are okay. Sometimes I just need to be reminded it is okay for me to be joyful.

So last night we cooked out. I had a steak marinating all day. We stopped and picked up Naan to go with the Tzatziki I made with the fresh dill I had. I love the fresh meals like this. This is only the second time we have grilled out this year. I love grilling but have been so busy I forget how much I love the flavor and need to do more of it before it gets too cold to grill out.

Verdict:

This was a tasty steak. Also, I was using a tougher cut of steak and using the lemon juice and red wine vinegar helped make the steak more tender and added great flavor!

Add a good dose of the homemade Tzatziki (recipe here) and this has tons of amazing tastes. Garlic, allspice and a tang of vinegar is delicious.

Make the dish your own by adding your choice of toppings! Kalamata olives, onion, feta, tomatoes, it is up to you!

Greek Marinated Steak with Tzatziki

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Time: 2 hours + marinating time, 20 minutes preparation and cooking
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

Steak Marinade:

  • 2 lbs. steak
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • Tzatziki, feta, red peppers, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, your choice….
  • Naan or pita

Directions:

  1. Mix steak marinade ingredients in a resealable bag. Add steak and place bag in refrigerator for 2 hours to overnight.
  2. Remove steak from bag and grill to your specifications. We like it on the rare/medium-rare side but cook it to your preference.
  3. Allow steak to rest for 5 minutes and then slice thinly.
  4. Place on Naan or pita with your choice of toppings.

 

 

 

24 Comments Add yours

  1. Jessica says:

    I LOVE that your resolution is JOY. What a great idea! I feel a post coming on. 🙂 May I link you to it please?

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Of course! Thank you!

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      1. Jessica says:

        Thank YOU😊❤️💜

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      2. Jessica says:

        Mind if I reblog instead of link?

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you!

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          1. Jessica says:

            Sorry I’m running behind… 🙂

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            1. koolaidmoms says:

              Understand…

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              1. Jessica says:

                Did it! 🙂 Thank again! 🙂

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  2. I love your resolution! I wish I had known what time dinner was last night I would have loved that and been ever so joyful afterwards. 🙂
    We love this type of food.

    This is going in my recipe folder along with your Tzatziki recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! We love the Mediterranean flavors – dill, garlic lemon… mmmmm.

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      1. Us too…well not my kids so much, but He-Man and I do!

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  3. dishdessert says:

    This looks delicious👍

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much!

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  4. lynn k scott says:

    I love that you chose a word versus a resolution for this year. Isn’t it great to see your word come into play throughout the year? I have to be careful with Tzatziki because I’ll make up a batch and then promptly eat it all in one to two sittings. I’ll put it on everything! lol

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Lol, I love it too!

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      1. lynn k scott says:

        I linked your blog on my latest post…thought I should give an update on my word…heck I needed to write about something after all. lol

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          Thank you!

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  5. Bernice says:

    I like your steak marinade – looks delish!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      It was different. I normally wouldn’t add allspice and cardamom. It had a great flavor.

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  6. Sounds tasty and what a great outlook!

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  7. What a perfect summer meal and so glad you are back to enJOYing your life Marci! xoxo

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  8. Jessica says:

    Reblogged this on Unmeasured Journeys and commented:
    Way back in January, did you make a New Year’s resolution?

    I generally make a list of a few and try to make it through the year with them all in tact.

    When I saw this post, it ignited one of those stop-you-in-your-tracks lightbulb moments! I not only love that she chose a word of intention, but also that she picked JOY as her word!

    Can you imagine? There is enough ability in that single word to turn any sort of day and any situation around. Just think of it!

    Raining out? There’s joy in puddle jumping and flowers growing!
    Weeds taking over the garden? Hey, something is growing!
    Truck break down? There’s that joy-filled moment when someone stops to help and for the tow truck!

    From now on, I think I’ll try choosing a word of intention as well. What an easy way to tell defeating thoughts to “vamoos! Scat! Be gone!”

    Thank you so much, What’s For Dinner Moms?, for not only letting me reblog this, but for opening my eyes to the positive power of a single word.

    Bonus? She shares an amazing recipe, too!

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