If you're a sliced steak salad lover then you HAVE to try this Brio Tuscan Grille copycat recipe. One of our favorites, it will satisfy that craving for restaurant quality dining for way LESS, in your own home!
If you live in the Salt Lake Valley, you need to try one of my favorite places to eat, Brio Tuscan Grille. It's a little expensive, but it's soooo good. The first time I went, I took pictures and wrote down ingredients because I knew I would have to recreate those dishes at home for pennies!
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Now, if you don't live in Utah, that's okay! I've recreated my two favorite dishes from Brio and have recipes ready to share. One is this delicious Brio's Sliced Steak Salad and the other is their Sweet Potato & Chicken Rissotto (recipe HERE).
This copycat sliced steak salad recipe was just as good at home as it was at Brio, and for MUCH less. We loved EVERY bite!
STEAK SALAD AT HOME
If you want a gourmet meal that feels fancy without blowing the budget, this sliced steak salad recipe is just for you! This salad at Brio was over $15 a plate, but I made this salad for our whole family for just under that price. Feed an entire (large) family for the same price as a restaurant dish for one? Yes, please! So… I now introduce to you, the best salad ever:
Sliced Steak Salad with Creamy Horseradish Dressing
- 1 head Romaine Lettuce
- 2-3 cups Mixed Greens
- 2 Tomatoes, diced
- 4 oz Sliced White Mushrooms
- 4 oz Crumbled Gorgonzola Cheese
- ¼ cup Diced Red Onion
- 1 cup Candied Pecans
- 1 cup Croutons
- 4-5 Boneless Beef Steaks
Horseradish Dressing Ingredients
- 1 cup Mayonnaise
- ½ cup Sour Cream
- ½ – ¾ cup Milk
- 2 cloves Garlic
- 1 ½ Tbsp Raw Horseradish
- 1 Tbsp Balsalmic Vinegar
- ½ tsp Black Pepper
- Salt to taste
- Grill steaks to desired temp.
- Chop lettuce and add to a bowl with the mixed greens, diced tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, red onion and croutons.
- Crumble gorgonzola cheese and candied pecans on top, then drizzle with balsamic vinegar.
- Whisk all ingredients together and chill until ready to serve.
HOW TO MAKE SLICED STEAK SALAD
The first thing you'll do is grill your steak. Season with Montreal Steak Seasoning and toss it on a hot grill. Once steak is cooked to your liking (don't over-cook or the steak will be dry), remove from the grill and let rest while you prepare the other parts of the salad.
For the salad, chop the lettuce and place in a large salad bowl. Add the mixed greens, diced tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, red onion and croutons. Crumble on the top with the gorgonzola cheese and candied pecans. Place each salad portion on plates and then top with several pieces of sliced steak. Drizzle with the salad dressing and balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze.
SHOPPING FOR STEAK
If you've ever done any grocery shopping, then you know how pricey steak can be. It's not something that makes it onto our grocery list often, so when we do splurge, we make it stretch. This sliced steak recipe is perfect for just that! Enjoy the delectable taste of steak without the price tag of an all-out family steak night.
This is a great recipe to plan for when steaks are on sale. If you find a great deal, buy some for now, and some for later! They'll stay good, uncooked, in the freezer for 4 months. See more about how I grocery shop here!
SWITCH IT UP
One of the best things about a salad is how versatile they are. If you are craving this yummy steak salad, but don't quite have all the ingredients it calls for… shelf cook away! Swap out your greens and your veggies with whatever you have on hand. It may not quite be a Brio copycat anymore… but we bet it's still delicious.
HOW TO STORE STEAK SALAD
It's no secret salads don't hold up well as leftovers. If you're not planning to finish your entire steak salad in one meal, don't mix it all together. Instead, only mix what you will eat and leave the rest in separate storage containers. This way, all the ingredients will stay fresh and crisp and be ready for round two whenever you are!
Did you cook too much steak? Use those leftover steak strips in this delicious steak quesadillas recipe!
With this recipe, you'll be ready to turn your kitchen into a 5-star restaurant in no time at, all while staying on budget. Make this sliced steak salad recipe for lunch, dinner, or save it for a special occasion like an at home date night or an anniversary. Whatever the occasion, we guarantee this one will deliver!
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