Friday before Labor Day here and we were planning (unknown to me) to go to the Coast . I can be extremely dense sometimes and this is one of those times. My wife wanted a simple meal that had little to no leftovers. Usually the most correct answer is yes we can do that you know with the happy wife happy life theory I subscribe to .
After looking around and remembering we had a Round Steak I settled on PepperSteak . It is a simple meal that takes a bit of cooking time to get "tender".
Let me go off on a side track. If you have followed this blog at all you know I have back issues that are chronic and as medicine sits right now permanent. Cooking and baking breads is a love of mine when I injured my back it was a love lost. After budget for foods dropped and a stubbornness on my part I started cooking again. It took me much trial and error to find a method that I could cook good meals and not have the pain exceed my comfort tolerance. Over time I discovered there is 2 to 3 steps for cooking . 1 is prep work 2 is the cooking and 3 is the finish time (excluding clean up ) . I learned on a bad day I can start dinner early I can prep the veg then take a break measure out the other ingredients and set aside . Then I can break the cooking down if necessary . It takes a bit of planning but it works for me. Anywho with the weather like it is this time of the year this was one of those days I had to break down the dinner into steps.
Well the magical delivery truck came and gave us a present of new dish wear. A gift from my sister . I decided to take a photo of the dishes with the dish . Seeing as the plates are a light grey almost white with a darker (midtone) grey in the middle I went with high key .
I used about 2lbs of round steak for this 1 onion large diced a bit of diced garlic and I diced some of the peppers to cook with the onions . Oil for browning the meat which I did in 3 batches. Then I cooked with onions and green peppers I diced oh the garlic too. Then I put about 2 cups or so of chicken stock (water would work too) black pepper and a bit of salt and let simmer until the meat was tender. In this case about 2 3/4 hours. Then I added the bell peppers and made a sauce of 2 cups of chicken stock about 2 tablespoons of corn starch and a few dashes of that sauce no one can pronounce (Worcestershire sauce) I used some garlic powder ginger powder and onion powder . I poured the sauce in let come to a boil and then reduced the heat to a simmer until it was thickened (or until the rice was done lol) . Now to catch up on all the blog posts I have missed while I was out to lunch . I do thank you for spending a few moments with me on my journey .