Campfire Steak with Salad and Berries.
This delicious simple meal is packed with tons of flavor and nutrients.
My son created a campfire in the backyard, and he asked if he could cook dinner on it.
He took a lot of time to gather sticks, split some of the larger pieces to make his firewood. He built a fire in a small hole in the ground and surrounded it with rocks for his fire pit. Then he borrowed the metal grate from our charcoal grill and placed it over the fire and rocks to have a surface to cook on.
He fed the fire with more wood and got a really nice hot fire going.
Then he waited for the flames to die down a bit before putting food on the metal grate over his fire. He cooked steak and chicken. I will post another story about what we made with the campfire chicken soon.
There is an incredible flavor difference cooking over an open wood fire verses other methods of cooking. You just can’t get this flavor using a charcoal or gas grill or from cooking on a stove in the house. You just can’t recreate this amazing flavor without the campfire.
Campfire Steak with Salad and Berries
Sirloin Steak – cooked outdoors over an open wood fire
Romaine Lettuce – torn
Carrots – shredded
Mushrooms – chopped
Pecans – broken into several pieces
Cheddar Cheese – shredded
Italian Vinaigrette Dressing
Cook the steak over the campfire until desired doneness. Then remove it from the heat and put it on a plate and let it rest for 10 minutes. You can cover it with a lid or foil while it rests if desired.
Then using a serrated kitchen knife, slice the steak into desired pieces. Our steak sliced easily, and was juicy and tender inside. The outside was smoky and resembled almost a bacon flavor. Inside was juicy and a delicious beef flavor.
Mix the salad and top it with Italian Vinaigrette.
Then rinse the berries with water, pat dry, and add them to the plate too.
The salad and fruit pared great with the steak. This meal was amazing and bursting with flavors.
Knowing the effort my son put into making his campfire and cooking the meat for us made this meal even more special.