● 1 cup vegetable juice ; (recommended: V-8)
● 1/2 cup vodka
● 1 tsp. sea salt
● 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
● 1 tsp. hot sauce
● 1 tbsp. lemon juice
● 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
● 1/2 tbsp. crushed garlic
● 1 tsp. onion powder
● 1 tsp. celery salt
● 1 tbsp. prepared horseradish
● 4 tbsp. olive oil
● 1 – lb. flank steak
Thoroughly mix all the ingredients except for the flank steak in a 1-gallon zip lock bag. Add the flank steak. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 8 and up to 24 hours.
Preheat the grill to high or heat a skillet over high heat. Remove the flank steak from the marinade and wipe the excess liquid off with paper towels. Grill or pan sear both sides, then lower heat to medium and cook to medium rare.  Put Flank steak on grill and let sit on one side – after 5 minutes flip to other side.
Let the flanks steak rest, covered, with a clean towel for 5 to 10 minutes. Cut on the bias against the grain and serve.

Dirty Ranch Mashed ‘Taters


● 2 lbs small red potatoes

● salt

● 1 packet dry Ranch seasoning mix

● cup ; butter or margarine

● 1 cup milk or cream at ready ; (may not use all of it)

● Cream cheese ; 1 brick

● 3 slices crisped bacon ; if desired


*Do not peel potatoes & chop potatoes into small chunks (cook faster)

*Drop into lrg sauce pan with boiling water & Salt potatoes when water begins to boil

*Cook just until potatoes are tender and can be stabbed with a fork

*Drain and place in a large glass bowl

*Add butter & approx 1/4 cup of milk

*Smash with hand smasher or use electric mixer then add cream cheese & a little more milk

*Add Ranch mix (and bacon if desired) & alternate between electric mixer & milk just until you get the consistency desired… don’t add too much milk or potatoes will be too soft & drippy


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