Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.

Today: A noble steak dinner, even for those without a grill.

Bloody good steak from Food52

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Summer rolls around and everyone is all like: GRILL GRILL GRILL!!!!!!!! Well guess what? Not everyone has a grill. Some people live in apartments. Others are scared of them. What, we can't have a steak? Here is a delicious option for you: Bloody Good Steak. This recipe makes use of balsamic vinegar, which does double duty as a marinade that softens the muscle fibers of the meat and adds tremendous flavor. The addition of smashed pepper gives it extra bite. Hit the cast iron baby. Go. 

Bloody Good Steak by connoisseur

Serves 3 to 4

1 slab of flank steak
2 tablespoons black peppercorns
Extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt
Real balsamic vinegar 

See the full recipe (and save and print it) here.

Photo by James Ransom

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