The steak is on the left of the plate, along with Formosan Fried Cabbage and boiled green beans. (I’ll post the recipe for the cabbage at a later date.)
The steak was moist, fork-tender, juicy, and flavorful. There is a stove-top version that I will be happy to provide if you drop me a line.
from Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book (Meredith Publishing Group, 2005)
Makes 4 servings
1 lb. boneless beef round steak, cut 3/4-in. thick
2 T. AP flour
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. black pepper
1 T. cooking oil
1 14 1/2-oz. can diced tomatoes with oregano, basil, and garlic, undrained
1 sm. onion, sliced and separated into rings
1/2 c. sliced celery (1 stalk)
1/2 c. sliced carrot (1 med.)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit,
2. Trim fat from meat. Cut into 4 serving-size pieces. Combine the flour, salt, and pepper. With the notched side of a meat mallet, pound the flour mixture into the meat. (Beware! This is messy!)
3. In a large skillet, brown meat on both sides in hot oil.
4. Transfer meat to a 2-qt. square baking dish.
5. In the skillet, combine undrained tomatoes, onion, celery, and carrot. Bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits. Pour over the meat.
6. Cover and bake in the oven about 1 hour or until tender. BH&G recommends serving with 2 c. of hot noodles or mashed potatoes.
Nutritional info provided by author:
Fat 9 g
Cholesterol 82 mg
Sodium 459 mg
Carbs 35 g
Fiber 3 g
Protein 28 g
Kroger gave me a free box of Chicken Helper and I stumbled across this recipe in a Box Tops for Education e-mail. It turned out spicy, speedy, colorful, and tasty. All in all, not a bad way to repurpose convenience food.
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/4 c. chopped green bell pepper
5 c. hot water
1 box Hamburger Helper chili macaroni (I used bacon cheeseburger Chicken Helper.)
1 t. chili powder
1/2 t. garlic salt (I used garlic POWDER.)
2 c. diced tomatoes (I used one 16-oz. can of diced tomatoes with chilies.)
1 11-oz. can of whole kernel corn with red and green peppers, undrained
2 T. sliced pitted ripe olives
1 c. beef broth (The Chicken Helper’s rotini were little sponges and soaked up all the water, so I added beef broth to thin out the finished product. I mean, it’s not a soup without broth, right?)
1/2 c. milk (Because I used diced tomatoes with chilies, the end result was too spicy, so I added some dairy to tone it down.)
1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef, onion, and bell pepper over medium-high heat 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked. Drain fat.
2. Stir in hot water, Hamburger Helper sauce packet, chili powder, garlic salt, and tomatoes. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.
3. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in uncooked Hamburger Helper pasta, corn, and olives. Cover and cook 10 minutes longer. If necessary, add beef broth and milk.
Nutritional info provided by author and based on use of Hamburger Helper chili macaroni, lean ground beef, and garlic salt:
Fat 10 g
Cholesterol 45 mg
Sodium 990 mg
Carbs 40 g
Fiber 3 g
Protein 18 g