Monday, November 7, 2011

Crazy Cooking Challenge: Bloody Mary Steak with Horseradish & White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

The theme for this month's Crazy Cooking Challenge is Mashed Potatoes!! Yummy yummy yummy... I was really excited to create a dish around my favorite side!

My potato recipe was inspired by The Piggly-Wiggly.  I knew I wanted to make a bloody mary inspired steak, and horseradish mashed potatoes were the best way to finish my dish. Piggly-Wiggly is a great blog with a variety of different recipes to tantalize your taste buds.

The steak was something I had brewing in my little head for awhile now, bu it needed the perfect dinner setting. We made these bad boys the day before Halloween. Nothing like a creepy meal and a scary movie (Halloween for us!) to get you excited for the holiday.

Check out the other challenge recipes by joining the blog hop below!

Bloody Mary Steaks
2 lb beef tenderloin (cut into individual steaks)
3 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 white onion, diced
2 Tbl slice green olives
3 Tbl chopped pickles
1 Tbl pickle juice
2 Tbl Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbl hot sauce
5.5 oz tomato juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
1 Tbl celery salt
1/2 tsp dill seed
Mushroom Topping (recipe below)

Mix all ingredients besides steak and topping in a large bowl. Place steaks in a large ziplock bag and pour in marinate. Allow steak to marinate 2 1/2 - 3 hours. Flip the bag at the half way point.

Pre-heat grill. Remove steaks from bag and discard marinate.  Grill steaks over medium heat until the reach desired temperature.

Top with mushrooms and serve with horseradish & white cheddar mashed potatoes.

Mushroom Topping
8 oz sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 white onion, sliced
2 Tbl olive oil
1 Tbl butter
pinch of salt
dash of pepper

Heat oil and butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions and mushrooms. reduce heat to medium-low. Allow to cook for 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Horseradish & White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes
adapted from Piggly-Wiggly
3 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 stick butter, room temperature
2 Tbl prepared horseradish
3/4 cup grated sharp white cheddar
       2/3 cup milk
   3 oz cream cheese, room temperature
            1 tsp black pepper
        1 Tbl salt

Place large pot of water on stove and bring to boil. Add potatoes. When potatoes are easily pierced with a fork, drain water and move to a mixing bowl. Add milk, butter, cream cheese, horseradish, cheese salt, and pepper. Mix with electronic mixer or by hand with a masher (my personal favorite).


  1. Love the sound of horseradish in the mash, delicious!

    If you haven't already I'd love for you to check out my Crazy Cooking Challenge entry Aloo Tikki

    Cook Lisa Cook

  2. Wow, Horseradish and White Cheddar, these would be awesome! Great recipe for the Crazy Cooking Challenge, it looks delicious! Hope you are having a great day.
    Miz Helen

  3. You said "cheese salt" and not cheese, salt. I did a double take as the thought of an actual 'cheese salt' flashed into my mind. I'd buy that product by the bucket-load if it actually existed!

  4. That does sound kinda awesome! I think they make some kind of powder stuff for popcorn....bloggers can be inventors too! :)

  5. Very unique recipe. I love the idea of the white cheddar and the horseradish.

  6. Yum! Great recipe ... the potatoes and the steak! Oh and the topping too!

    Jen #14

    Jenny's Cookbook