Bright Star Prime Rib

Bright Star Prime Rib served with Roasted Garlic Smashed Potatoes and Smoked Sausage Gravy

(Serves 6)

2 lb choice loin steak

2 tsp beef rub

2 cloves garlic

½ tsp vegetable oil

2  pounds red new potatoes, scrubbed well and quartered

1 tbsp sour cream

½ cup half and half at room temperature

1 bunch green onions, chopped

Coarse salt and ground pepper

½ lb smoked sausage

1 medium onion, diced

8 oz mushrooms, sliced and washed

1 can beef broth

½ cup heavy whipping cream

  1. In a large baking pan, rub loin steak with beef rub.  Bake at 325 degrees for one and one half hours.
  2. Roll garlic gloves in vegetable oil and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.   Let garlic cool and chop into small pieces.
  3. Set a steamer basket in a large pot.  Fill with enough water to come just below basket; bring to a boil.  Add potatoes; reduce to a simmer, cover and cook until tender, 15 minutes.  Transfer potatoes to a bowl and set aside.
  4. Remove steamer basket; discard water from pot.  In same pot, add garlic, sour cream, half and half and green onions and cook 1-2 minutes.  Add potatoes and mash coarsely.  Season with salt and pepper.  Remove from heat; cover.  Set aside.
  5. Over medium heat brown sausage in medium saucepan for 3 minutes.  Add onions and mushroom and cook until soft.  Add beef broth and heavy whipping cream.  Cook for 15 minutes stirring occasionally until reduced.
  6. Serve prime rib with mashed potatoes and gravy.

Weekend Cooking - November 21, 2009