Recipe courtesy of Jack McDavid

Frontier Buffalo Cowboy Steak on Watercress and Totsoi Salad with Candy Cane Beets, Baby Beans, Tomatoes and Smoked Tomato Vinaigrette

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  • Level: Easy
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5 ounces Kosher salt

5 ounces brown sugar

2 ounces chipotle powder

1-ounce black pepper

Smoked tomato vinaigrette:

5 tomatoes seeded, smoked or baked

2 cloves roasted garlic

1/2 teaspoon minced tarragon

1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

Salt and pepper

1 (28-ounce) cowboy steak with T bone

1/3 pound watercress, trimmed and washed

1/3 pound totsoi, washed

3 big beautiful ripe red tomatoes, sliced 1/2-inch thick

3 candy cane beets, peeled, baked, julienne and cooled

1/3 pound haricots verts, picked, blanched and cooled


  1. In a bowl combine first four, rub ingredients. In a blender, blend all vinaigrette ingredients.
  2. Sprinkle 1-ounce of rub on the two sides of steak. Rub the mix into the meat. Let meat sit for 30 minutes. Grill or saute on high heat for 7 minutes, and turn on other side for another 7 minutes. Turn on first side and cook 4 minutes and repeat on other side. Allow to rest for ten minutes.
  3. Place watercress and totsoi on plate, add tomatoes, alternating colors. Slice beef and place on plate. Garnish with beets and beans. Drizzle with dressing around salad.