Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Almost a disaster
--Swiss Steak in Foil
Swiss Steak in Foil
Our Favorite Meats Favorites From Home Economic Teachers Copyright MCMLXVI
1 c. catsup
¼ cup flour
2 lb round steak, 1-in. thich
1 large onion, sliced
2 tbsp. lemon juice or 1 lemon, thinly sliced (opt.)
Combine catsup and flour; spoon one-half of mixture into center of a large piece of aluminum foil. Place steak over mixture; season with salt and pepper. Cover meat with onion slices and remaining catsup mixture; sprinkle with lemon juice or top with lemon slices. Fold foil over top; seal edges securely. Place in shallow baking pan. Bake at 450 degrees for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until meat is tender. Remove foil; cut steak into pieces.
Yield: 5-6 servings
Often, it only takes one thing to ruin a recipe, or come close to ruining it, and in this case it was the cooking temperature. My gut told me it was too high and I did turn the oven down to 400 degrees after a while but I think that was still too high. The bottom of the meat was quite brown and the meat was getting dry. If I cooked it less, it wouldn't have been tender enough. It definitely needed a lower temperature.
The flavor was good and the meat wasn't browned enough to ruin the meal but had I cooked this at 450 degrees the entire time, I might have been looking for something else for dinner.
I'm burned out already this week. I had four days off and tried to catch up around the house and I did a lot of cooking, mostly to use things up around here, not really 'fun' cooking.
Blast From The Past: Chocolate Buttermilk Pie from November 2006. I really wish I had a piece of this pie right now.
Question of the Day: What was your last cooking disaster (something that never made it to the table)?