Christmas Eve Camp Dinner

Simple Steak, Potato and Veggies, Stove Top Style


1  T-Bone Steak  (or your favorite cut)

1 bunch fresh Asparagus

2 Roma Tomatoes

1 sweet Onion

½ of a small box fresh mushrooms

1 whole Garlic

5 – 7 Roasted New Potatoes (those little red ones)

1 t Italian seasoning



Butter and/or EVOO

Get 3 Fry pans out, 2 medium and a small

Set out your steak for at least 1/2 hour, lightly sprinkled with Salt and Pepper


Medium fry pan 1

Cut up the potatoes into cubes

Chop up about 3 cloves of garlic

Melt about two T butter or EVOO into fry pan.

Place potatoes and garlic into pan and cook, covered about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add the Italian seasoning, continue cooking over low heat, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender.

While the potatoes are cooking:


Medium fry pan 2

Chop the onion into large pieces—take away about 1/3 of it for later use.

Chop up 3 or 4 cloves of garlic

Remove any dry ends from the Asparagus

Cut Tomatoes into medium chunks

Melt about 2 T butter or EVOO into fry pan.

Place onion and garlic into the pan and sauté about 5 minutes

Add asparagus and cook over medium heat stirring frequently about 10 minutes.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper

Add tomato and continue to cook and stir, about another 10 minutes or until asparagus is tender.


Note: These two pans will provide servings for 2 – 3 people

With the potatoes and veggies ¾ of the way or more cooked:



Small fry pan (just big enough for my one steak)

Melt about 3T of butter into the pan

Make sure this is a hot skillet

Drop garlic and mushrooms into the pan and stir until mushrooms wilt down.

Push to sides of pan or carefully remove most mushrooms without taking out the garlic butter.

Drop the steak onto the hot skillet and cook to order

(for me that means about 3 minutes per side—as I prefer super rare)

You will need a larger pan, more mushrooms and garlic, and staggered cook start times for multiple steaks.


While steak is cooking, plate the potatoes and asparagus mixture, place steak on plate and top with sautéed garlic mushrooms.


I love holidays.



Don’t start your steak too early, wait until the other dishes are almost done.

Rule of thumb, potato will take longer to cook than veggies, cook in stages so everything completes together. 



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