It’s MAIN DISH MONDAY!!!!!
I have heard so many sweet comments about my Main Dish Monday meals!! I am so glad that you all are using them and that they are working for ya! Don’t forget that you can substitute, manipulate or do whatever it takes to make these meals work for your family! I rarely do things that have to be done EXACTLY RIGHT like you’re doing some sort of chemistry experiment. So don’t be afraid to play around!! And if you try something different, let me know!! I may want to try it too.
Today’s main dish meal is one of my family favorites, Swiss Steak!! I know I say that about almost every recipe, but it’s true!! I like this one because it can be done in the crock pot. I use my crock pot almost every Sunday. I LOVE being able to get something going in the morning before we go to church. By the time we get home, the house is smelling good and dinner is ready!! Crock pot cooking is a huge help for my busy lifestyle. All it takes is a little bit of planning.
Start with about 1 1/2 pounds of round steak. I shop at my local Publix and 1 1/2 pounds of round steak normally runs me about $8. That may sound like a lot but it’s the most expensive item in the whole recipe.
Cut it up into bite-size pieces. Season with salt and pepper and garlic powder.Put it in a gallon size zip lock bag. Sprinkle in some flour and shake it up to coat.I do this in two batches. Once it’s coated well, brown the meat on all sides in about 1/3 cup of vegetable oil.While the meat is browning, cut one onion and one red pepper into strips and mince up 2-4 cloves of garlic. Sometimes, I will even do this part during the week while I’m preparing for other meals and store the veggies altogether in a ziplock bag in my fridge. I love it when I do that because then it makes even less work on those early mornings.When all the meat is browned, put everything in the crock pot add one 14 1/2 oz can of diced tomatoes and 1 tomato can measure of water.Set your crock pot on high for 4-6 hours or low for 8-10.
You can also do this meal stove top. Brown the meat the same way and then add everything into a skillet, cover and cook until the meat is tender.
To complete this meal, I cook a pot of white rice and bake up a pan of cornbread (which we LOVE to eat with butter and honey…..I may have to show you that recipe soon!)
I LOVE this because it’s simple and there’s not a lot of clean up. It’s a PERFECT company meal! I always get lots of compliments when I serve it to guests.
Paula Deen’s Swiss Steak
1 round steak (approximately 1 1/2 pounds)
1 teaspoon Garlic powder (or to taste)
salt and pepper to taste
flour for dusting
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
One 14 1/2 oz can diced tomatoes
One tomato can measure of water
1 medium onion, cut into strips
1 med. bell pepper, cut into strips
Cut steak into serving-size pieces. Season with garlic powder and salt and pepper. Dust meat with flour. Brown both sides of meat in vegetable oil. Transfer to slow cooker. Combine garlic, tomatoes, onion, bell pepper and 1 tomato-can measure of water. Pour over steak and simmer.
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