3.15.2011

Fantastic Smothered Steak (in less than 35 min)


This recipe I'm going to let the photos do most of the talking. I would like to say though that this is the BEST smothered steak I have ever had - I can't believe that Mr. Arkansas and I came up with it. Not only is this dish amazingly tender, if you use a pressure cooker for it like we did it will only take you 35 minutes to complete - and that's including the prep time for the mixed veggie side that we made as well.

You will need:

2lbs Top Round Sirloin Steak
16 oz or so mushroom of your choice we used baby bella
Salt, Pepper and choice of steak seasoning.
2 tbs cornstarch

You can cook this either by using a crock pot (6-8 hours on low) or a pressure cooker - we used a pressure cooker for this demonstration.

First cut up for steak into 4-6 serving size pieces and brown all sides of your steak.


Once your meat is browned (about 3 min each side) place it in the bottom of your pressure cooker. Add 1 C water. Place lid on and cook for 18 minutes. 

At the 18 minute mark cool immediately. Mr. Arkansas always checks the temp to make sure its cooked properly .


The meat was perfect after a short 18 min.


Set the meat aside we place ours in the microwave to keep it warm (one day I hope to own a warming oven a girl can dream).

Next, mix 2 tbs of cornstarch with 1/4 C cold water. Slowly add this mixture to the drippings left in the pressure cooker - whisking until it comes to a boil.


Once its to a full boil add the mushrooms and simmer for about 1-2 minutes.


Once the gravy done, top your steak with a generous amount and enjoy!


I sprinkled the top of my steak with garlic nuggets, details on those coming in the next few days.

Disclaimer: The Texas Beef Council partnered with a few of Foodbuzz's tastemakers and we were one of the lucky ones choosen to participate. This means that we will be compensated  for four lean beef recipes... yum!

Enjoy!


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PPS: If your looking for a dessert try Mr. Arkansas favorite cookies but clicking here.

9 comments:

  1. This look so yummy! We love steak.

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  2. Betty Humphries9/21/2011

    I love the Nantucket Mocha mat!

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  3. This looks fantastic! Will definitely try this recipe. I notice your steaks were seasoned as you browned them. Besides salt and Pepper, what other seasoning did you use? Thx

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    1. You can use your favorite steak seasoning - we like to use a little Italian dressing with Rosemary.

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  4. Anonymous1/25/2013

    I know you said to add 1/4 C cold water for the gravy, but the picture distinctly looks like milk. Could you please clarify?

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    1. For once I was right the first time, it's water and cornstarch that you see being poured in (not milk).

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  5. Howdy! Did you brown the meat in the pressure cooker? If not, could you?

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  6. What about cooking potato's in with tour steak then mash them in a bowl that way they would get the flavors from the broth too but would they get done in same amount time? I just bought a pressure cooker so I don't know cook times yet.

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