I know...it's hot, humid, maybe rainy outside. It's even too hot and humid to stand over a grill and cook. The swimming pool is calling you (after your yard and gardening chores are done). Maybe there are baseball games for the kids...
So, I am proposing a savory dinner that won't heat up the house, yet will satisfy your hunger after a days' worth of outdoor physical activity. How about having this plate of food greet you after your busy day is over?
Great comfort food... Here's what you need for the steaks--make it easier with premade mashed potatoes and frozen green beans.
Crockpot Minute Steaks
4 generous servings
Prep crockpot with spray oil.
You'll need 8 pieces of minute or "cubed" steak(about 1&1/2 to 2 lbs) . Cubed steak is an inexpensive cut of beef that has been cross-hatched and pounded flat.
Flour and season both sides of the cubed steaks, then brown both sides of the steaks in a frying pan with a little olive oil.
Place the floured and now browned steaks in the crockpot.
Saute 1 large sliced onion in olive oil until carmelized. Place carmelized onions over the steaks. Add 1 can of undiluted beef broth (or 2 cups of your own homemade broth)--now if you have NO time at all--you can substitute 1 (14.5 oz) can of undiluted French Onion soup for the carmelized onion and beef broth.
Cover and cook on "low" 8 hours or all day until done.
Here's what you'll have at the end of the day. Enough for 4 (or more!) big appetites and extra au jus for the doggies.