Saturday, February 20, 2010

Skillet Beef Stew

Long before Rachel and her 30 minute meals, Better Homes and Gardens magazine did an issue that had thirty 30-minute meals in it. Much in mini- Julia/ Julie fashion, I made every one of those 30 meals (though I didn't blog it- I could have been famous if there was such a thing as a blog back then!) Though we enjoyed most of them, this is the only one that "stuck"- the only one I still make regularly. It is really good and pretty easy to make. I've tweaked that original recipe a bit. You can serve it over noodles or mashed potatoes.
1 lb. beef steak, cut into 1 1/2 squares- you can use flank steak, top round, sirloin, whatever you can get.
3 carrots, sliced thin
2 onions, sliced thin
10 oz mushrooms, cut in half
4 T. soy sauce
2 T. ketchup
3 T. corn starch

Mix together soy sauce ketchup and corn starch and some salt and pepper. Put meat chunks in, mix well and marinate while you prepare your veggies. In a large skillet, saute veggies in olive oil until tender. Remove veggies, add more oil, then add meat mixture. Stir and fry until meat is done. Add veggies back in and 1/2- 1 cup water or beef stock. Cook and stir together, stirring bits from the pan, until well blended and thickened. Serve over noodles or mashed potatoes. I like to serve this with green beans.


buddy said...

Kay Hinton,
You are amazing....all of these recipes look do-able and taste-dee-leee-a-ishus! Thank you for putting together and sharing this amazing blog....I am a blog-tator.....(kind of like a couch potato), love to read and watch the blogs but too lazy to do it myself). THank you so much for the wonderful who that you are! Cindy

Michelle said...

YUM! I just printed it out - Can't wait to try it!

Kristen Mackrory said...

It is a yummy one and that picture looks delicious!