Green pepper steak

from Diane B.’s book, Corvallis, OR

Ingredients

2 lbs of well trimmed top round steak, cut in 1/2″ strips.
2 cloves garlic
2 lge onions
2 lge green peppers
2 c. sliced mushrooms
1/2 t. black pepper
2 t. salt
1 c. red wine (burgundy)
5-6 pinches curry powder

Preparation instructions

In a heavy skillet, brown well the beef strips in 2 T. olive oil and a clove of garlic.
In a 2nd skillet, saute the onions and green peppers and garlic. When vegetables are near tender, add the mushrooms and continue to saute until mushrooms are tender. Add the pepper, salt and an additional garlic clove, minced.
Mix the sauteed vegetables with the browned beef and add 1 c red wine. Cook slowly for 1/2 hour. Then add the curry powder and simmer for another hour.
You may eat now or simmer for more time or store overnight when flavor will be even better. Be sure to place curry powder in at least an hour before serving so that it will not taste bitter.
Serve this over white rice and a nice salad.

Submitted by: Diane B

Oven beef stew

by Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD

Ingredients

1 1/4 lb. lean stewing beef cubes
4 med. carrots, sliced (can use baby carrots instead)
1 med. onion, sliced
3/4 c. celery, cut up
1 2/3 c. potatoes, cut in 3/4″ cubes
1 c. tomato juice
1/3 c. water
1 T. sugar
1 2/3 T. Minute Tapioca
Salt, to taste

Preparation instructions

Mix all of the above ingredients well and cover in a large casserole or enamel roaster. Bake at 250 degrees for 5 hours. Do not brown or do not uncover once. You’ll be tempted, but DON’T PEEK.

Submitted by: Joyce K

London broil

by Sarah S.’s book, Milwaukee, WI

Ingredients

3 lbs. London Broil steak or sirloin steak (one large piece cut 1 1/2 inches thick)

MARINADE:
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tsp. minced garlic
1 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup water
4 T. olive oil

Preparation instructions

Wash steak thoroughly and pat dry. Using a fork, poke many holes in one side of steak, flip over, and do the same on second side of steak.

Combine all marinade ingredients in a 9 x 13 inch glass pan; add entire steak to marinade mixture. Refrigerate for 4 hours, turning steak periodically.

Grill or broil steak over high heat approximately 10 – 15 minutes per side to desired doneness. Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes.

Cut steak into thin slices across the grain of the steak to maximize tenderness.

Submitted by: Sarah S

Mom’s merlot beef stew

by Natalie K.’s book, Valencia, CA

Ingredients

1 roped beef roast (eye of round)
1 lg brown onion
1 bag of baby carrots
1 cabbage
bunch of small red potatoes*
bunch of celery
1/2 to 1 cup of Merlot
2 cartons of beef broth
2 cups of water
flour and seasoned salt
salt and pepper to taste
coriander (the magic ingredient)

*you can also make with pearled barley. Use 1 cup of barley to two cups of water and simmer until soft, about 30 minutes. Add to stew.

Preparation instructions

Put roast in ziplock bag with flour and seasoned salt and coriander. Shake and coat on all sides. Heat oil in pan and brown in a 1/2 stick of butter in large stockpot. Brown roast on all sides, searing it well. Add onion and sauté. Add celery. Add wine, water, 1 broth, potatoes, carrots, cut up cabbage. Let simmer 3-4 hours. Keep adding wine and 1 more broth. Keep all wet and bubbly. Remove roast. Cut rope and meat should fall apart. Spoon broth over meat and serve.

Submitted by: Natalie K

Swiss steak

from Jennifer L.’s book, North Branch , MN

Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs beef round steak, cut 3/4 in thick
3 tbsp flour
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp shortening
1 (16 oz) can tomatoes, cut up

Preparation instructions

Cut meat into 6 serving size pieces. Combine flour and salt; pound 2 tbsp of the flour mixture into meat. In a 10 inch skillet brown meat on both sides in hot shortening. Drain off excess fat. Add undrained tomatoes, onion, celery, carrot, and Worcestershire. Cover ad cook over low heat about 1 1/4 hr or until meat is tender. Remove meat to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim off excess fat from tomato mixture. Combine 1/4 c. cold water and the remaining flour mixture; stir in tomato mixture. Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 to 2 more min. Pass with meat. Serve meat and sauce with hot cooked rice or noodles.

Oven Swiss Steak:
Prepare Swiss Steak as above, except after browning meat in hot shortening, transfer meat to a 12×7 baking dish. Stir remaining flour mixture into pan drippings in skillet. Stir in undrained tomatoes, onion, celery, carrot, and Worcestershire. Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1-2 min more. Pour over meat in baking dish. Bake, uncovered, in a 350° oven for 1 hr 20 min or until meat is tender. Serve with hot cooked rice or noodle.

Crockery cooker Directions:
Prepare swiss steak as above, except cut meat to fit into electric slow cooker. After browning meat in hot shortening, transfer meat to crockery cooker. Stir remaining flour mixture into pan drippings in skillet. Stir in undrained tomatoes, onion, celery, carrot, and Worcestershire. Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly; pour over meat in crockery cooker. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8-10 hours. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with hot cooked rice or noodles.

Submitted by: Jennifer L

Stuffed green peppers

from Jennifer L.’s book, North Branch , MN

Ingredients

6 large green peppers
1 lb ground beef
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 (16 oz) can tomatoes, cut up
1/2 c. long grain rice

Preparation instructions

Cut tops from green peppers; discard seeds and membranes. Chop enough of the tops to make 1/4 cup; set aside. Cook the whole green peppers, uncovered, in boiling water for 5 minutes; invert to drain well. Sprinkle insides of peppers lightly with salt. In a skillet cook ground beef, onion, and the 1/4 c. chopped green pepper till beat is browned and vegetables are tender. Drain off excess fat. Add undrained tomatoes, uncooked rice, water, salt , worcestershire, and dash of pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 15 to 18 min. or until rice is tender. Stir in cheese. Stuff peppers with meat mixture. Place in a 10x6x2 inch baking dish. Bake, covered, in a 350° oven for 30-35 min.

Submitted by: Jennifer L

Porcupine meatballs

from Jennifer L.’s book, North Branch , MN

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 c. uncooked rice
1 c. chopped onion
2/3 c. milk
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 can (10-12 oz) tomato soup
3/4 c. water

Preparation instructions

In a bowl, combine ground beef, rice, onion, milk, salt, and pepper and mix well.
Make meatballs, using a tbsp of mixture for each one. Put in a 9×13 inch baking pan. In a small bowl, combine soup with water. Pour sauce over meatballs and cover baking pan tightly with anuminum foil. Bake at 350° for 1 hour.

Submitted by: Jennifer L

Pork roast oriental

from Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD

Ingredients

1Tbls flour
1 tbls sugar
1/2 tsp ginger
1 clove garlic (minced) or 1/8 garlic powder
1/2 cup sherry cooking wine
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 soy sauce
1Tbls ketchup
5 to 7lb loin pork roast

Preparation instructions

Mix and marinate pork several hours. Then bake 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

Submitted by: Susan W

Cowboy tacos

from Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD

Ingredients

1 lb boneless pork loin, cut into 1-inch strips
1 (1 1/4-oz.) pkg. taco seasoning
1c salsa
1 (15-oz.) can spicy chili beans, undrained
1/4 c. apricot preserves
1c. cooked sweet corn kernels (opt.)
flour tortillas

Preparation instructions

In a shallow bowl, combine pork and taco seasoning. Coat hot frying pan with cooking spray and stir fry pork until no longer pink. Stir in salsa, beans, preserves and corn (if using). Reduce heat to low and simmer 10-12 minutes. Spoon mixture into flour tortilla shells and garnish with shredded cheese if desired.

Submitted by: Susan W

Barq’s

by Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD

Ingredients

1 med onion- chopped fine
1/2C. celery- diced
1 lb hamburger
3/4 cup catsup
2T brown sugar
1/2C. water
1T Worcestershire Sauce
2T Apple Cider Vinegar
1T mustard
lots of salt & Pepper

Preparation instructions

Brown hamburger, onion, and celery together in a frying pan. Break up hamburger with a large fork, mix together, and add:
3/4 C. catsup, 2T brown sugar, 1/2 C. water, 1T Worcestershire sauce,
2 T Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 T Mustard, & lots of Salt & Pepper.

Simmer for 20 min.

Submitted by: Rebecca P

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