Easy, Tasty, and Economical Weeknight Family Dinner

Friday, January 9, 2009

Get a real comfort food "meal on the table for your family. It is a menu for a delicious family meal that is easy, tasty and economical. Forget the journey through the path of fast food and feed your family at home a lot healthier and less costly. This recipe from Janet's Tasty and tender Round Steak is a recipe my sister-in-law. It is easy to start, you can finish the meal, setting the table, check the mail, etc. while cooking for about an hour. Pilaf with mushrooms and mixed salad topped with Dee's Get Skinny vinaigrette complement the meal.


3 pounds beef round steak, 1/2-inch thick, cut into pieces the portion

1 / 4 cup flour

2 v. Tea dry mustard

1 1 / 2 c. Tea salt

1 / 8 v. Tea pepper

1 / 4 cup canola oil

1 / 2 cup water

1 v. tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Cut excess fat from steak and slash edges to prevent curling. Combine flour, mustard, salt and pepper; use to wrap meat reserve excess mixture. Heat oil in large skillet. Brown meat on both sides in hot oil. Push the meat on one side and stirring flour mixture aside. Combine water and Worcestershire sauce and stir the mixture into the pan. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly, about 2 to 3 minutes, reduce heat. Cover and simmer 1 hour to 1 1 / 4 hours, until meat is tender. Remove meat to a warmed serving platter. Skim excess fat from the sauce and drizzle sauce on the meat.

Note: Save the leftovers in the refrigerator and used later in the week on hot noodles with butter for a quick and easy entry.


2 v. unsalted butter

8 oz fresh mushrooms, cleaned and sliced

2 v. tablespoon chopped onion

1 / 8 v. Tea dried thyme

1 can chicken broth

1 / 2 cup rice, uncooked

1 / 4 cup water

Cook the mushrooms, onion and thyme in butter in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat until the liquid evaporates, stirring occasionally. Add remaining ingredients and heat until boiling. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender and all liquid is absorbed. Fluff lightly with a fork before serving.

DEE'S GET SKINNY-salad dressing (with salad)

1 cup olive oil

Vinegar 1 cup apple cider

1 / 2 c. tablespoon honey

1 v. Tea dried parsley

1 v. Tea dried oregano

1 v. Tea dried basil

1 v. Tea dried thyme

3 cloves garlic, minced

juice of 1 / 2 lemon

1 / 4 c. Tea seasoned salt mixture

Mix all ingredients in a glass jar. Close tightly and shake until thoroughly mixed. Refrigerate until dressing for three weeks. Stir again before using.

Yield: 1 3 / 4 cup

Per serving of 2 v. tablespoon: 145 calories, 0 protein, 2 g carbohydrate


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