I’m on a double challenge the next few days. First, use up some freezer supplies to make room for stuff. B) Cook with as few pans as possible because my dishwasher started leaking! I evidently have bad dishwasher karma. This one is a mere 5 or 6 years old. I guess their repairman are lonely because you can’t repair things but have to replace the whole dishwasher?!!
Anyway, browsing through the freezer contents I spotted a bag of round steak cut in strips. This is how I use my freezer. When I buy some large lot of something, I’ll prep it in different ways. So some of this was cut in strips, some cubed, some left in steaks. I started it defrosting in the microwave and browsed through cookbooks and Internet sites for ideas. I ended up using this one, basically from Not Just Beans: 50 Years of Frugal Family Favorites
- 1 pound round steak cut in strips
- 1 Tbs lemon juice
- 1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tbs soy sauce
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- pepper to taste
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms or 1 small can
- 1 Tbs flour
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 Tbs oil
- 1 green pepper seeded and cut in thin strips
- 3/4 cup hot water
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
- Mix up the Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, soy sauce and a bit of pepper. Mix in the meat, flour, celery, mushrooms, and onion. Heat the oil in a pot with a lid. Dump the meat and vegetable mix in and cook over medium high heat for 5-10 minutes, letting the meat brown a bit and stirring periodically.
- Add the water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat, cover, and simmer 1 to 1-1/2 hours. Add the green pepper strips and cook another 5-10 minutes, covered. Stir in the cherry tomatoes (or slices of larger tomatoes if that's what you have, or even a can of diced tomatoes!) and cook another 5 minutes.
- Serve over rice or noodles.
Served 3 of us with leftovers for 1 or 2.