Hi all! I’m super excited to welcome Kerry, owner and founder of Eat Sleep Live Paleo, to the blog today! Kerry and I “met” on Instagram when she won a giveaway I helped to sponsor; then, she later shared our recipe for Silver Dollar Cinnamon Roll Pancakes from Health, Happiness, Paleo on her blog. She’s sharing an amazing-looking grilled steak recipe with us today, so please enjoy! (And try not to drool too much.)
Hey friends! I’m Kerry, the food lover behind the blog Eat Sleep Live Paleo. My focus is paleo friendly recipes and more specifically, my personal paleo journey. I started paleo about 4 years ago and fell in love. The benefits were outstanding! I stayed very strict for 1 year and then dropped to a 80/20 paleo diet. I stayed at a steady 80/20 diet for a couple years until about a year ago when life simply got the best of me.
Ya know… work, friends, family, dogs…. it’s just so hard to keep up with it all! I started to use my busy schedule as an excuse for straying from my clean, whole diet. You can relate to that, right? Well, with those excuses came a lot of familiar symptoms: constant fatigue, bloat, acne, depression, weight-gain, and restless sleep. It was awful! That’s when I decided to take back control of my life and return to my stricter paleo ways! That’s when Eat Sleep Live Paleo was born!
Fast forward 6 months and I’ve started my master’s degree in physician assistant studies. I’m way busier than I’ve ever been but am staying paleo! The key for me has been preparation and keeping meals simple. Too many people are hesitant to start paleo, or find it difficult to keep up with this lifestyle, because they have to do a lot of prep work and cook most of their meals. Well, my goal here is to show you how to keep it simple and put together a quick, delicious, healthy meal!
One of my favorites of late has been my Garlic-Chili Grilled Steak and Sweet Peppers. It’s super simple, cooks quickly, and you only need 1 pan… easy clean up! The spice rub is the perfect balance of garlic and spice, and the crunchy char makes the best bite! The meat is tender and juicy, and the peppers soak up all the pan-drippings! You seriously need to try it for yourself!
Happy cooking and thanks for having me, Leslie!
- 1 tbsp ghee or grass-fed butter
- steak; cut of choice (I used London broil)
- 1/2 red pepper, sliced
- 1/2 yellow pepper, sliced
- 1/2 orange pepper, sliced
- chili powder
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- black pepper
- sea salt
- Evenly sprinkle seasonings over one side of steak and rub in. Repeat on other side. (I did not include measurements here because I normally don't measure my spices. I tend to be more liberal with the traditional garlic, onion, etc., and more conservative with the spice, i.e. chili. Everyone is different! So, if you like spice feel free to add more chili... Just be careful!)
- Preheat grill pan to medium high heat. Once pan is hot, add 1 tablespoon of ghee or grass-fed butter.
- Once butter is melted, add steak to pan. Make sure it's hot enough so you hear a sizzle when the meat touches the pan. Once it's in, do not touch it. Let it cook for 6-7 minutes without touching to get a good crust. (Time will vary depending on the thickness of your steak.)
- After 7 minutes flip steak and again, don't touch it. Cook for another 6 minutes.
- Once steak is cooked to your liking (I did medium rare), remove and let sit while you finish cooking the veggies.
- Add sliced peppers to grill pan with all the steak juices. Let cook ~8-10 minutes until peppers are cooked through and tender.
- After resting for 10 minutes, slice steak and serve with peppers.
Additional options: Serve with guacamole and/or cauli-rice.