The Bistro Baked Potato
Bistro fare meets baked potatoes in this continental take on a stuffed potato.
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Grill: 20 min.
- 4 large baking potatoes
- 1 beef top sirloin steak (1 pound)
- 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes
- 2 jars (7-1/2 ounces each) marinated quartered artichoke hearts, drained
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
- 3/4 cup shredded Asiago cheese, divided
- 3 cups fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped
- Scrub and pierce potatoes; place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 15 minutes or until tender, turning once.
- Sprinkle steak with pepper. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 7-10 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°). Let stand for 5 minutes.
- Place tomatoes in a grill wok or basket. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat for 2-4 minutes or until tomatoes begin to soften. Keep warm.
- In a large saucepan, heat artichokes and garlic over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add mayonnaise and 1/2 cup cheese; stir until cheese is melted. Stir in spinach and heat through.
- With a sharp knife, cut an "X" in each potato; fluff pulp with a fork. Slice steak into thin strips. Top potatoes with steak, artichoke sauce and tomatoes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Editor's Note: If you do not have a grill wok or basket, use a disposable foil pan. Poke holes in the bottom of the pan with a meat fork to allow liquid to drain.
Nutrition Facts1 stuffed potato: 904 calories, 47g fat (12g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 994mg sodium, 84g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 7g fiber), 39g protein.
Originally published as The Bistro's Best Baked Potato in Simple & Delicious August/September 2012