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Old 04-10-2006, 02:53 PM   #1
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What can I do with Round Steak, Peppers, Mushrooms?

I would love your ideas for a good dinner tonight - I have

2 lbs. of round steak
8 oz. of baby bella mushrooms
green peppers

I also have staples like onions, diced or whole canned tomatoes, beef stock, garlic, sherry, brandy, red wine, etc. I am looking for something simple but good - and I know I will find it here. Any ideas?

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Old 04-10-2006, 02:56 PM   #2
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Screaming fajitas to me Michelemarie.

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Swiss steak?
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Thanks for the fajita idea Alix, but I don't have any tortillas . Swiss steak sounds good. My mom used to make it by browning the meat, adding peppers and onions and a little beef broth, I wanted to bring it up a notch though - maybe with the shrooms and tomatoes - and what kind of sauce? Any ideas?
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Old 04-10-2006, 03:48 PM   #5
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Hmmmm...maybe cube the meat and brown it with some onions. Then use some beef broth and red wine to deglaze...add the 'shrooms and peppers. Maybe a tbsp of tomato paste in there somewhere? Can of consomme? Some pepper flakes? I'd serve it over rice. Sounds pretty tasty to me.
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Alix, sounds like dinner to me. Now a few questions - After browning the meat, how much liquid do I add to deglaze? After that, how long do I let it cooK? Doesn't round steak need a couple of hours? I don't have tomato paste but do have consomme and red pepper flakes. How thick should the sauce be? Over rice, you betcha!
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Old 04-10-2006, 03:59 PM   #7
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To deglaze you don't need much, but if you are going to cook the meat in the sauce you should have a couple cups or so. The consomme will do the trick I think. The tomato paste would have helped to thicken the sauce a bit so maybe just before you serve it you could thicken it a bit with cornstarch? I would. (about 1 tbsp in 1/2 cup of water then add to the sauce) The tomato paste would also help to tenderize the meat a bit. Do you have any tomato anything? Leftover spaghetti sauce?
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Old 04-10-2006, 04:01 PM   #8
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I made a beef braciolle yesterday using round steak and cooked it in tomatoe sauce for three hours, but I think two hours minimum would be good. To deglaze it should only take 1 cup or so, but to cook the round steak til it falls apart will take more liquid and keep a lid on it, and simmer on medium low.

Woops, posted around the same time as Alix, but I see we agree on the deglaze and more liquid to cook the beef.
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Alix, I DO have tomato paste! Yippee!

So brown the meat (should I coat in flour first?)
Deglaze with a couple cups liquid - ya think 1 cup red wine and 1 cup consomme?
Add shrooms and peppers
Cover? cook for how long? when do I add paste?

Wish you could come over and we could do this together - it would be fun! Thanks so much for your help!
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Amber - hi! Thanks for the input! You cooked your braciolle for three hours - but you think two would be okay. I think I will have about 2 hours-I'm hungry - want to eat early!
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