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Dinner for Dad


3 cups frozen hash browns (shredded potatoes0
sea salt & pepper to taste
12-15 frozen pearl onions
1/2-3/4lb. boneless steak, well trimmed
2 Tbsp. steak sauce (A-1 or other brand)
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 1/2 cups baby carrots (halved, if desired)
2 1/2 cups frozen green beans
1-2 sprigs rosemary


Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray inside of cast iron 2-quart Dutch oven and lid with canola oil. Shake hash browns loosely into pot and lightly season with salt. Scatter pearl onions and set steak atop. Spread steak sauce on meat and sprinkle with mushrooms. Distribute baby carrots around the pot and fill rest of the way with green beans. Tuck rosemary sprig into crevices.

Cover and bake for about 28 minutes or until about 2 minutes after the aroma of a fully-cooked meal escapes the oven.


The concept of this meal is that it is so easy and safe (no knife work) that a child could prepare it as a Father’s Day treat. What may surprise you is how delicious it is!


If your Dad doesn’t want a steak, feel free to substitute any other protein (chicken, fish, pork, etc.) for the meat. It will still be a lip-smacking “did-it-myself” meal.
The steak will usually turn out well-done on the edges and more toward medium in the center. For more fully-cooked meat, leave in the oven for at least 30 minutes.

Food Counts

Nutritional information per serving (2 servings per recipe).Cal 498
Protein 40g
Carbs 52g
Fat 10g
Chol 101mg
Sodium 388mg
Fiber 10g