I’ve been doing a lot of cooking lately. I don’t love to cook, but Milton’s current work schedule is requiring it of me. Here’s a quick, easy recipe of a tasty beef dish you can make. If you follow along with me on Instagram, you may have seen me making this on my Instastories.
Okay, so here are the ingredients I use. The only thing missing is Soy Sauce, and below I will explain when and how to use it.
Season the meat with the salt, black pepper, and Mrs. Dash (or another salt-free seasoning). This time I just sprinkled them on one side, placed them in the pan seasoning-side-down, and then sprinkled the seasoning on the other side. If you want, you could place all the pieces of meat in a large bowl, pour some Soy Sauce on the meat, and then sprinkle the seasoning all over all the meat – that’s how we normally do it.Turn on the stove to medium-high. Put one tablespoon of butter in the pan. This will be just to brown the meat. I normally don’t use butter for steak, but because this meat is thicker, I felt it would need something in the pan to aid in flavor and to keep it from drying out.Place the meat in the pan. You are only browning the meat, so flip them after about 3-5 minutes.If you can only fit a few pieces at a time, that’s okay. Cook whatever you can fit in the pot, take them out, and then put in the rest. This is how the meat should look after it’s been browned. Go for a darker color. If you have the heat at a more high temperature, it’ll brown quickly and easily.Now, to make the gravy, make sure all the meat is out of the pan. Pour 1 1/2 cups of beef broth in the pan while the stove is on low.
Once the broth is bubbling, sprinkle in about 1/8 cup of seasoned bread crumbs. Use a (small) wire whisk and stir the mixture so the bread crumbs blend nicely with the broth. If you want the gravy thicker, add a little more breadcrumbs. If the gravy looks too thick, add a little more broth. Taste it and see if you should sprinkle a little salt to the gravy.If you want your gravy (and meat) to have a darker look, add 1/4 teaspoon of the Browning to the pan. This can be found in the international aisle of Publix or at Walmart. If you already like the color of your gravy, go ahead and forgo this step.
Gently place the pieces of meat back in the pan.Cover the pan and let simmer on low for 10-20 minutes depending on the doneness you want.If you look to the right on the inside of my pan, there’s a little piece of scotch bonnet pepper. Milton cut a piece of one and let it cook in the gravy for a bit. It gives it such a great flavor. Just don’t forget to take it out or the gravy will be too spicy.The rice and peas is courtesy of my mother-in-law. She brings us a different kind of rice every weekend 🙂 Sorry for this pic. It was a really quick snap before we had dinner.
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