Actually, the two are unrelated. It's just how it happened. When you're in the middle of a land that raises so much beef, you naturally want to get a taste of what is going on around you.
So out came the grill pan and from that came this lovely steak salad. It's one of my new favorites (yes, I know that I have many favorites) and I've been able to change it up a little with different cuts of meat and different toppings.