Recipes, memories and random thoughts from my kitchen
Friday, September 16, 2011
Comfort food for fall: Cube Steak Stew
One of the things I like about doing our grocery shopping in the morning is that there are always packages of reduced meat. These days, however, there are always a lot of people who want to look over these bargains. Sometimes I need to return to the meat case later to have an opportunity to see what's there. I will often pick up meat that wasn't on my list if I think I can use it and if it's a particularly good buy, even if I'm not sure yet what I will do with it.
Yesterday I found some packages of cube steak marked down, and picked one up, remembering a cube steak stew recipe I had liked years ago. Of course, when I went to look for the recipe, it was nowhere to be found. I looked online for a similar recipe and struck gold on the second try. Here is the link: Cube Steak Stew.
As one reviewer suggested, I left out the tomato sauce and substituted 2 cups water instead. I also left out the green pepper because I didn't have any, and it was wonderful without it. I had to use Italian style diced tomatoes because that was all I had on hand, and we liked it a lot with those flavors. In the future, I may try using frozen mixed vegetables rather than peas, and I think the small whole onions would be a nice addition, rather than the chopped onion.
I will definitely make this recipe again. It was quick and easy and very tasty. Perfect for a nippy fall night. I made homemade biscuits to go along with it, which made for a very nice supper.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.