Showing posts with label beef. Show all posts
Showing posts with label beef. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Swiss Steak

Slow-cook a relatively tough round steak to produce a fork-tender Swiss Steak in a rich gravy.

  • 1 pound beef bottom round, tenderized by butcher
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth

Season the steak on both sides with the salt and pepper.
Dredge the pieces of meat on both sides in the flour.
Add vegetable oil to cover the bottom of a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the steaks to the pan.
Cook until golden brown on both sides.
Remove the steaks to a plate and repeat until all of the steaks have been browned.  Set aside.
Add the onions and garlic to pan and saute for 1 to 2 minutes.
Add the tomato paste and stir.
Add the tomatoes, paprika, oregano, Worcestershire sauce and beef broth and stir to combine.
Return the meat to the pot, covering it in the liquid.
Bring to a boil.
Cover the skillet.
Reduce heat to a simmer.
Cook for 1 1/2  hours or until the meat is fork-tender.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Impossible Cheeseburger Pie

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup Bisquick baking mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Spray 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray.
Cook beef and onion over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown, drain.
Add salt, and spread in pie plate. 
Sprinkle with cheese.
Mix remaining ingredients until well blended.
Pour in pie plate.
Bake 25 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce   
  • 1/4 cup of soft bread crumbs
  • 1  egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper        
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter   
  • 2  tablespoons of flour   
  • 2 cups of beef stock
  • 1 4.5-ounce can mushrooms 
In a mixing bowl, combine the beef, Worcestershire sauce, bread crumbs, egg, salt and pepper.
Stir mixture together to combine.
Shape into 4 equal sized patties.
Heat a skillet over medium heat.
Cover bottom with vegetable oil..
Place meat patties in skillet and brown on both sides for about 5 minutes each.
Remove from skillet and set aside.
Pour off fat.
Add butter to skillet and melt.
Sprinkle flour into melted butter. 
Stir and scrape bottom of pan to remove brown bits.
Let cook and brown for about 2 minutes.
Add stock stirring well.
Bring to a boil. 
Place the meat patties and any juices back into the skillet.
Add mushrooms.
Cover and reduce heat. 
Simmer for 15 minutes.
Remove from heat and serve warm.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage Rolls


  • 1 medium head cabbage
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped onion, divided
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 can 14-1/2 ounces stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can 14-1/2 ounces tomato sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

In a large pot cook cabbage in boiling water for 10 minutes or until outer leaves are tender.
Remove from pot and place in bowl of ice water.
Remove nine large outer leaves.
Refrigerate remaining cabbage for another use.
Remove large vein from cabbage leaves.
Set aside.
For sauce saute 1 cup onion in vegetable oil until tender.
Add tomatoes, garlic, brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
For filling mix together ground beef, remaining onions, rice, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper.
Divide into 9 potions.
Place meat mixture on each leaf.
Fold in sides to completely enclose filling.
Place in casserole dish and top with sauce.
Cover and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour.

Tip:  For smaller families before baking divide into freezer to oven  containers and freeze.  When ready to serve bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 30 minutes, reduce heat to  350 degrees and continue baking another 30 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

New Orleans Po' Boy Roast Beef with Gravy

A good Roast Beef Po' Boy is judged by the number of napkins you need to eat it. 

  • 2 pounds eye of round beef roast
  • water, enough to cover beef by one inch
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon Kitchen Bouquet
  • 3 cups broth, reserved from the boiled beef
Bring the water to a rolling boil.
Add the beef roast, when the pot comes to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 1 1/2 hours.
Remove beef from the liquid and refrigerate until cold.
Reserve broth.
While the beef is cooling make the gravy.
Slice the onion into lenghtwise slices.
Place onions in skillet with vegetable oil and cook over medium heat until caramelized.  Set aside.
Melt butter in saucepan.
Stir in flour to make a roux.
Whisk in 3 cups of reserved beef broth.
Add garlic powder, black pepper, salt, Kitchen Bouquet.
Bring to boil and cook 5 minutes.
Add onions to gravy.
When the beef is cold, slice as thin as possible.
Place slices in a baking pan.  
Cover the beef with the gravy.
Bake in 350 degree preheated oven for 1 hour, or until the beef is tender.

For the Po' Boy
  • 2 12-inch French bread loaves 
  • mayonnaise
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
Slice the bread  lengthwise leaving a hinge along one side.
Warm bread directly on oven rack in 400 degree preheated oven 3 to 5 minutes.
Spread mayonnaise on both sides of bread.
Add beef and gravy.
Dress with lettuce and tomatoes.
Cut in half.

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What distinguishes a good po'boy in New Orleans is the French bread that is used. The crusty outside combined with the light and airy inside.  I use Reising's Poor Boy Bread and now it is available on Amazon.
Kitchen Bouquet is a browning sauce.  It has been used as a flavoring addition for gravies since 1879.  It was a featured product in the United States exhibit at the Paris Exposition of 1889.  Kitchen Bouquet gives your gravies a deep rich brown color.


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Hearty Beef Stew

Hearty Beef Stew

2 pounds beef stew meat, cut in 1" cubes
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, diced
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
6 cups water
2 beef bouillon cubes
1 tablespoon salt
1 bay leaf
3 medium potatoes, cut in 1" cubes
4 carrots, sliced
1 cup English peas

Mix flour, salt and pepper.
Coat beef in flour mixture.
Heat oil in a large pan.
Brown meat thoroughly.
Do not crowd meat, work in small batches.
Remove beef from pan.
Add onion, celery and bell pepper and cook 3 minutes.
Return beef to pan.
Add water, salt, bouillon and bay leaf.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 2 hours.
Add potatoes, carrots and peas.
Simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Remove bay leaf before serving.

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