Jump to content

thoughtlings

Sign in to follow this  
  • entries
    9
  • comments
    18
  • views
    6,755

Quick Mini-Swiss Steak

Sign in to follow this  
Dubird

1,468 views

This isn't a traditional Swiss Steak recipe. In fact, I found out recently while watching Good Eats that the Swiss Steak I grew up with isn't a traditional Swiss Steak recipe. But I love how this tastes, so we'll call it my version of Swiss Steak. ^_^; Again, the measurements aren't exact as I learned how to do this from my mom, who's instructions were 'fill the bowl with this much' and so on, but I'll do my best.

--

1 package stir-fry strips of beef (this is something I find at my local mart, you may have to get a couple of steaks and cut them in thin strips yourself. this recipe works fine with cheap cuts, so you can save some money there. this would be about 2 8oz steaks, cut into strips)

1 cup flour

1 8oz can of tomato SAUCE

1 6oz can of tomato PASTE

Seasonings (i use season salt, garlic powder, pepper, and whatever italian spices i have handy)

1 serving of rice (either minute rice or other kind, whichever you have handy)

Coat the bottom of a deep-sided skillet with oil. I like olive oil for this, but it doesn't really matter. Make sure the skillet is one that has a lid for it, as you'll need it! Turn on the heat under the skillet. Season the beef strips with pepper and garlic, coat in flour (put the flour in a bowl first) and put in the skillet. You can do this while the skillet is warming up, the oil doesn't have to be hot to start. This way, you can drop the floured pieces straight into the pan. Brown both sides of the floured meat, turning them once so you get both sides. When they're brown, they should have soaked up all the oil. If not, sprikle a little flour into the pan to soak it up. Add the tomato sauce and paste, and one can of water for each. In other words, empty the tomato sauce into the pan, fill that can with water, and add it the pan as well. Same with the tomato paste (you may need a knife or something to get the paste out). Stir will with a spatula, making sure you scrape the bottom of the pan to get all the good fried bits mixed in. Sprinkle the top with the garlic, season salt and italian herbs. I can't really give a good definiation of how much here because it's all to taste. If you like it spicy, pile it on. If you like it light, just lightly coat the top. Anyways, season to your taste. Stir in the seasonings and bring to a slow boil. Once it starts bubbling, turn the heat down to a simmer and cover tightly. Cook for about 30-45 minutes, stirring from time to time to keep it from sticking. While that is cooking, check the directions for your rice. You want to try and time the rice being done to when this is done for best results. You can, of course, make the rice before hand and microwave it when the meat is done, but I like it fresh when I can do it. Anyhoo, when the sauce is thick, kinda like pasta sauce, it's done. Serve over rice, and make sure to give the sauce a good stir while scraping the bottom of the pan because that's where the good stuff is!

LARGER MEAT

You can, of course, use full size cuts of meat for this. You may need a deeper skillet so the meat is completly covered by the sauce, and it works best to tenderize the meat before you put it in. Cooking time may vary a little depending on the size of the pan, but everything else is the same.

Sign in to follow this  


1 Comment


Recommended Comments

Guest
Add a comment...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Recent Status Updates

    • DeathscytheX

      Finished Gundam SEED tonight. As cliche as it could get, I still really enjoyed it. Mecha designs were above average.... and despite a lot of recycled animation during battles, I still found them engaging and entertaining... and all the love interests swapping around tickled my fancy. Character deaths were pretty brutal as well. Its def worth watching for the average fan. Better than Unicorn, but not IBO as far as recently watched Gundam series.
      · 4 replies
    • Sledgstone

      I have to get a dead tree cut down on my property. Its going to cost me $500. x_x But that doesn't include the removal. To save money I'll borrow a chainsaw from one of my friends and cut up the pieces myself. The tree is tall enough that when it eventually falls, it could hit my house, the garage, the deck, the pool (when its up for the summer) or my propane tanks so its got to come down.
      · 6 replies
    • Sledgstone

      Its been a month since my root canal. I had another appointment yesterday for the rest of the work. They removed the temporary filling, xrayed it to make sure its all good, then did the permanent filling, then shaved/shaped the tooth for the crown, then imprinted my teeth/jaw line with a mold, then put on my temporary crown. Took them an hour. My new permanent crown will be ready in 2 weeks and then I'll finally be done. This root canal situation has been quite the experience. $1200 total after insurance. I have another tooth that might need one if it gets another cavity. If that happens I think I'll have that one pulled instead since its in the far back. Screw all this. x_x
      · 8 replies
    • Sledgstone

      One week ago my little dog Elsa had to get a surgery to remove a few bad teeth. The vet initially though it would be 2 teeth, maybe 4 max. After they did the xray they noticed she had severe bone loss in multiple parts of her jaw and the majority of her teeth had to be removed. She has 1/3 of her teeth left.  The vet thinks it is a genetic issue that caused the periodontal disease to ravage her jaw the way it did. Shes been healing but its been a struggle. Very depressing week but shes over the worst of it now. Shes starting to feel like her old self but we're still trying to find a soft food she enjoys. More bad news is after we heard it was genetic, we checked our other dog Bella because they are cousins and she has 2 loose teeth in the front. Once we get some stimulus money we'll schedule xrays for her to see if her issue is as bad. Elsa had horrible breath going on as the main symptom but Bella's breath is fine. I hope she only needs the 2 little teeth removed. My poor babies.
      · 0 replies
    • DeathscytheX

      A friend was able to score me a PS5 while I was at work today. I'm pretty pumped!
      · 6 replies
  • Topics

×
×
  • Create New...