Applebee's International, Inc. is the leader in the casual dining segment of the United States restaurant marketplace. The company franchises and operates more than 1,100 restaurants under the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar name, about a quarter of which it owns. The eateries offer moderately priced, high-quality food and drink for all ages in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Applebee's is continuing to expand, with 1,800 outlets the company's stated goal. A smaller restaurant format has been designed for areas with populations under 25,000, to facilitate penetration of previously untapped markets.





Applebee's Steak and Potato Salad Copycat Recipe

A spinach salad with lots of vegetables, eggs and grilled sirloin steak with herbed potatoes with a honey Dijon vinaigrette dressing.

MAKES  2 large dinner salads

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 1/2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 Tablespoon honey
salt and pepper, to taste

2 sirloin steaks
Montreal steak seasoning

1 bag of baby spinach
2 hard boiled eggs
2 small baked red potatoes, sliced
1 tomato, diced
diced onion and red pepper, to taste

Make the Salad Dressing
Combine all the ingredients into a jar with a lid and shake.
Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Make the Steak
Rub the steaks on both sides with the Montreal seasoning.
Heat a George Foreman Grill.
Cook the meat to your liking. (Rare, Medium, Well Done)
Remove to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes.
Make the Potatoes
Dice the potatoes and place on a microwave safe plate.
Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle some oregano or other herb on the potatoes.
Microwave for 3-4 minutes until the potatoes are warm.
Build the Salad
Empty the contents of the spinach bag onto two large plates. Add the tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, onion and hard boiled eggs.
Thinly slice the steak and place on top of the salads.
Serve the salad dressing on the side.

This dish is a great way to use left over pieces of steak and potatoes.  Plan ahead and you can have a no cook quick dinner another night of the week.

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