I have compiled a cookbook. Most of the recipes are from family and friends and a few I have devised all by myself. I like to cook. Not so much these days but I will cook anything if it means I don’t have to go out and eat the awful things they are serving in my local restaurants at ungodly high prices. If those of you have fabulous eating joints, then consider yourselves very lucky.
My cookbook is titled; DEET’S EATS: a compendium of stolen recipes, I wrote it about 10 years ago and I have updated it with new recipes often. The major and only requirement, of the book, was that the recipes be delicious. I don’t worry about fat grams or calories per se, but some of my recipes are very diet friendly….some… not at all. They are not stolen, “borrowed” is more like it.
This is what I’m making for dinner tonight. I like this recipe because it can be put together early, left in the fridge, and then popped in the oven to cook for two hours while I devour another novel. And it is yummy. Tonight I’m serving it with mashed potatoes, Broccoli/Cauliflower/carrot mix, green salad and a glass or two of red wine.
2 pounds boneless beef chuck steak (or top round steak)
1 envelope onion soup mix( use Lipton or Mrs. Grass)
4 oz can sliced mushrooms, drained
½ green pepper sliced
15 oz can whole or diced tomatoes, drained reserving ½ cup liquid
1 T Worcestershire sauce
2 T cornstarch
Pepper to taste( no salt is needed there is plenty in the soup mix)
Cut steak into serving size pieces and arrange slightly overlapping in the center of a LONG piece of aluminum foil, sprayed with PAM, on a cookie sheet.(or a 9×12” pan) (don’t forget to turn up edges slightly to contain the liquid while you are putting this together)
Sprinkle over the meat: onion soup mix, then mushrooms, green peppers, drained tomatoes, pepper.
Mix ½ cup liquid from tomatoes with the Worcestershire and the cornstarch until smooth. Pour over the veggies.
Seal the foil into a packet on top and sides. Bake for 2 hours at 350 degrees.
Serve with mashed potatoes or egg noodles. The gravy is delicious.