Redemption and Steak

Published August 13, 2014 by sarcasmica

After SUCH a crappy day on Sunday ( https://sarcasmica.me/2014/08/10/epic/ ) I am happy to report implementing a schedule has paid off! (I realize it’s only Wednesday, but it’s working, and i’m going with it!)

At the grocery store yesterday, I picked up some cube steak which is normally not my favorite. The weather has been really hot the past few days, and I knew this was something that could stand up to the crock pot or dutch oven, depending on what recipe I could find on Pinterest. šŸ™‚

After reviewing a few, I just whipped something up on my own…. this is virgin territory second or third time territory for me, as I am what you would call a late kitchen bloomer. All the cooking shows and pinterest recipes have finally begun to kick start my skills via osmosis.

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So here’s my process. I’m not at the level yet to which I can name something a “recipe”.

2 cubed steaks
1 can Golden Mushroom Campbell’s Soup
1 can Beef Brothvariety of seasonings
1/4 onion sliced however you can use it to flavor food and simultaneously get your kids to eat it. (i sliced mine large so I could scoop around them)

I floured & seasoned the steaks. I have no idea why. Most recipes did this but I think it’s mostly if you’re pan searing or frying them. I did it anyway.
Once browned on each side in the Dutch Oven, a.k.a. heavy ass pot and lid, turn down the heat and add the mush. soup with a can of water. Then add the beef broth. Once it started bubbling, I added the onions, covered it and put the heat on the lowest setting for 6 hours.

After cooking it I realized another 2 steaks could have fit in the liquid, as I had a lot leftover. Better leftover juice than dried burnt flabs of meat.

The outcome? My nearly 4 year old asked for THREE helpings of meat! My 8 yr old son who has braces and hates steak sat down and ate his entire serving.

No complaints! No bitching or whining! It was a miracle.

I would add a picture of what it looked like, but if you’ve ever seen smothered steak, it’s not appetizing to look at. And truthfully, it always tastes a bit like I imagine wet dog food tasting like. This did not taste that way, though! I’ll steal an appealing pic and call it a day.

from food.com

 

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