from Diane B.’s book, Corvallis, OR
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
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
by Sarah S.’s book, Milwaukee, WI
3 lbs. London Broil steak or sirloin steak (one large piece cut 1 1/2 inches thick)
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
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
from Jennifer L.’s book, North Branch , MN
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
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