Sunday, December 11, 2011

Pepper Steak


1 1/2 pounds sirloin steak, 1/2 inch thick
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 medium onions, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 cup beef broth
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
2 green peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup cold
2 tomatoes, peeled and cut into eights
3 to 4 cups hot cooked rice


Trim fat and bone from meat; cut meat into 4 to 6 serving pieces. Grease large skillet lightly with fat from meat. Brown meat thoroughly on one side; turn and season with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Brown other side of meat; turn and season with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Push meat to one section. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Stir in broth, soy sauce, and garlic. Cover; simmer 10 minutes or until meat is tender. Add green peppers. Cover; simmer 5 minutes.

Blend cornstarch and water; stir gradually into meat mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute. Add tomatoes; heat through. Serve over rice.

4 to 6 servings

*This recipe comes from Betty Crocker's Cookbook.*

Porcupine Meat Balls


2 pounds ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup uncooked rice (quick cooking)
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
cooked angel hair pasta


Mix ground beef, onion, salt, pepper, and rice into 1 1/2 x 2-inch balls. Brown in greased skillet until done. Add tomato sauce and ketchup, simmer until done, rolling occasionally. Serve with angel hair pasta.

*This recipe comes from Best of the Best from Tennessee Cookbook.*