Everything is getting a bit hectic on The Farm at present. My hours at my day job have increased and spare time seems to have gone out the window. I have resorted to quick and easy dinners, preferably ones that can be pre-prepared. I have been greatly aided in this task by a gorgeous present my lovely friend Mrs HG gave me. (Just because - don't you love it when someone gives you something just because?)
Look - the huge CWA cookbook.
|CWA Cookbook Gold|
Needless to say I was super excited and the book is getting a workout.
Yesterday I made braised steak and onions. I must admit to making up my own recipe a little as I have made it before, but not for years. I don't think I have ever been to a country "bring a casserole" dinner where this hasn't been on the menu.
The CWA version looked fantastic but I knew it was probably a bit heavy on the spices for The Farmchildren. So here is my "family friendly" version.
- 4 pieces of average sized steak (I used 2 big rumps and halved each)
- 2 onions
- 1/4 cup of flour
- 1/4 cup of tomato sauce (It is Rosella only in house - we are loyal consumers)
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 1/4 cup of white or apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup of beef stock (or the equivalent in stock powder and water)
- 1/4 teaspoon of mustard powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of curry powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon of mixed spice
OK - the method is so easy. Cut the onions into thin rings and put in the casserole dish which has a lid. Place the steaks on top. Mix the flour with about half the tomato sauce first in a jug or bowl until you have a paste and then add all the other ingredients and mix all together. Pour over the steak and onions.
It should look like this.
Put the whole lot in the fridge for at least half an hour but longer if needs be. (It is great for making in the morning and just popping in the oven late that afternoon.) A couple of hours before you want to eat put in an oven at about 160-180 degrees. The lid will need to be on the casserole. Cook for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
That's it! I serve it with vegies because we love meat and three veg in The Farmhouse.
Here is the finished product.
|Braised Steak And Onions|
I think I have hit a new food styling low with these photos. Sorry - I promise it tastes much better than it looks.
I hope everyone has had a great Monday.