A quick and easy meal to prepare and delicious
Drained Canned or frozen vegetables may be used instead of fresh
3 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1 pound of Cube Steak, cut into 2" cubes (can substitute sirloin steak, or beef stew if you like)
1 Large Onion, chopped
1 Cup Carrots, diced
1 Cup Celery, diced
1 Cup Sliced Okra (Hey, I'm from the South - gotta have it, but you can leave it out if you like)
3 Cans Low-Sodium Beef Broth, OR (2 tubes of Knorr Homestyle Stock dissolved in 3 1/2 Cups of Water)
2 Bay Leaves
1 151/2 Ounce can Diced Tomatoes, with juice
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning
1 Tsp. Granulated Garlic Powder
1 Tsp. Seasoned Salt
Freshly Ground Pepper to taste
Salt to taste
In a large pot, heat 1 Tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add half the steak and cook, stirring frequently, until well browned on all sides. Remove steak with a slotted spoon. Repeat with another Tablespoon of Olive oil and the remaining steak, removing steak from pot once the meat is browned.
Reduce heat to medium-low and add the remaining 1 Tablespoon of Olive to the pot. Add the onion and saute about 5 minutes. Add carrots and salt and continue sauteing another 3 minutes. Add ALL remaining ingredients and cooked steak to the pot, and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, scraping the bottom of the pot to dislodge any brown bits from cooking the steak. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
I serve with shell pasta that has been cooked on the side - not in the soup and drained, and Corn Muffins on the side so it looks something like this
What's one of your "go to" comfort foods for chilly days????