Steak and…

Graul’s has NY strip steaks on sale.  I find that shopping their circular for our protein helps us to eat well without breaking the bank.  I have some of that rub I made a few weeks ago and we’ll use that on the steak.  I haven’t made brussels sprouts in a while so decided to go with one of our favorite recipes for those.  It’s been a busy weekend and I want to make the chicken chili for tomorrow this afternoon so it’s good to keep it simple tonight!


  • 2 TB whole allspice
  • 2 TB black peppercorns
  • 1 TB cumin seeds
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half
  • 7 whole cloves
  • 2 TB sweet paprika
  • 1 TB chipotle powder
  • 1 TB ancho chile powder
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Toast allspice, peppercorns, cumin, cinnamon and cloves in a nonstick pan over medium heat, tossing frequently.  When fragrant, remove from heat and let cool.  Grind in a spice grinder and place in a bowl.  Add remaining ingredients and whisk together.

Roasted brussels sprouts

  • 3/4 lb brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered
  • 2 oz pancetta, chopped
  • 2 TB olive oil
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 1 TB balsamic vinegar

Preheat oven to 425.  Toss sprouts with pancetta, olive oil and pepper in a ceramic baking dish.  Roast for 30 minutes, tossing once.  Remove from oven and toss with balsamic vinegar.  Serve.


About emenuplan
I love to cook and love to eat. I work full time and have a family so managing good meals during the week requires organization. I'm hoping to share my weekly menu plans and recipes to make things a little easier for those who want to follow along.

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