Healthy One Pot Meal | Cast Iron Skillet Steak Melt Dinner Recipe

THIS CAST IRON SKILLET DINNER WILL BE BECOME A FAMILY FAVORITE AND BECOME PART OF YOUR WEEKLY DINNER MEAL PLAN. IT IS SIMPLE, DELICIOUS, AND HEALTHY. 

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This is one of my favorite meals to make because I can make it in one dish.  Any meal that requires fewer dishes is a favorite for me! Plus, you can load it up with vegetables and make several variations.

At the end of the day I like to think back on how many different vegetables we ate.  It is kind of like a game I play and it excites me the longer the list is, anyone else do this?  Or is it just me? Meals like this really help me add a lot to that list.

I started making this a while ago and because it is topped with cheese I call it a “melt”.  However, most the time I make it I eliminate the cheese because we don’t do much dairy over here, but we still call it a melt.  You can use any type of meat you prefer and it always turns out delicious.

CAST IRON SKILLET DINNER FOR FAMILY

INGREDIENTS

2 pounds steak (I used deer because that is what I had but you can also use beef.)
6-8 small red potatoes
1 onion
2 carrots
2 celery stalks
1 block of cheese (My favorite is organic sharp cheddar!)
3 tablespoons of coconut oil for cooking
Pink Himalayan All Purpose Seasoning (This is my favorite seasoning, you can find it here.)
INSTRUCTIONS

Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to a cast iron skillet and heat over medium heat.
Sprinkle the steaks with the seasoning and place them in a heated cast iron skillet, let cook for 5 minutes, and then flip them.  Sprinkle the other sides with the seasoning and let cook for 5 more minutes.  While the meat is browning dice the red potatoes, onion, carrots, and celery.
Once the meat is done remove from the pan.
Add in the rest of the coconut oil, diced red potatoes, and carrots. Let them cook for about 10 minutes or until starting to feel soft.  Add in the onions and celery.  Cover with a lid and let them cook until soft.  Turning only once!
Once the vegetables are soft add the steaks back into the skillet.  Stir in and let cook for about 5 minutes.
Cover with cheese and place in a 400 degree oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
DIFFERENT VARIATIONS TO TRY

This is the really cool part about this meal, you can switch it up and make it several different ways. Use  different meats, vegetables, or spices to change the taste of the meal to be the way you want it.

MEAT

We have made this with beef, turkey, chicken, steak, and tuna. Get creative folks!

GROUND BEEF, TURKEY, OR VENISON

We buy our beef from a local cattle farmer that raises grass fed cows. If you don’t have access to local meat you can find grass fed meat at the store. Be sure to read your labels!  It is important for the label to say 100% grass fed and not just grass fed.  A lot of times cows will eat some grass or be finished on grain to fatten them up, it is hard to find meat that is truly grass fed.  The problem with this is that they are fed GMO corn and usually given added antibiotics and hormones.

My husband is a deer hunter and usually we have a freezer full of venison.  I love this because they are wild and grass fed. It is a great way to get healthy meat cheaper.  We have made this dish with deer meat and it is delicious. You can also use ground turkey.

SHREDDED CHICKEN

Usually I will make a chicken melt the night after we make a whole chicken with the leftover meat.  It is a great way to use leftover chicken and stretch it into another meal. You can also bake chicken breast or chicken legs to use for this recipe.

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