Sunday 26 January 2014

Down Home Smothered Steak

Last month I read and reviewed The 163 Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes by Judith Finlayson.

Gord likes to cook and found "Down Home Smothered Steak" in it and made it for supper this evening.

I've copied and pasted it from Gord's blog.

Using a 3 1/2 quart crock pot, you'll need:
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) of clarified butter (he used olive oil)
  • 2 lbs (1 kg) round steak
  • 1 onion, sliced thinly
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) cracked peppercorns
  • 2 cups (500 ml) beef stock
  • 2 green bell peppers cut into thin strips

Trim any the fat off the outside of the steak. Heat some oil in a medium high heat pan. Add meat and brown on both sides, then place in crockpot.

Reduce heat to medium, adding a little more oil to the pan. Add onion and celery and cook while stirring for about 5 minutes to soften. Add salt and cracked peppercorns. Stir this in (Note: green pepper is not added here. It will be added 8 hours later).

Add beef stock and bring to a boil, then pour this over the meat in the crockpot.

Cover and cook on low for eight hours.

After eight hours, add the sliced green pepper, cover and cook on high for 20 minutes.

Serve piping hot.

We had it with rice. It looked and smelled like it would be tasty but it was bland.  No offense to Gord but this wasn't one of my favourites.


Masshole Mommy said...

Bummer because it looks like it would be really good.

Teresa said...

You win some you lose some. Too bad it was a bust.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Too bad it was bland, because it looked good, lol...