Thursday, April 21, 2011

Slow-Cooker Swiss Steak over Mashed potatoes

Serves 4-6
1 1/2 lbs. Chuck Steak or round steak, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 onion - then cut in half and separate
1 c. sliced celery
1-2 c. sliced carrots (we didn't do as see in picture) BUT definitely add - we be so GOOD!
1 Tbsp. Minced garlic
1 can diced tomatoes (kids don't like tomatoes, me either - puree them, then they are so good!
1 can tomato sauce
1/2 c. low sodium beef broth stir with ! Tbsp. flour, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
In slow cooker combine onion, celery, garlic and carrots. Add beef and top with the salt and pepper and worcestershire sauce. In a medium bowl combine tomatoes(or puree) and tomato sauce, and the beef broth mixture. Pour over the steak mixture. Cover, set cooker on low for 8-10 hours or high for 6 hours. Serve over mashed potatoes and with a green side salad.
Mashed potatoes - peel and cube at least 1 potato per person cover with water, bring to boil then reduce heat a little for a gentle boil till done, about 20 minutes {( I season the water with garlic and onion powder and some pepper :)} Drain water (you'll know done when fork tender) put back in hot pot - add either a little milk and unsalted butter or add low sodium chicken stock. Mash with a potato masher. Take it easy on the liquids as you can always add more, but you can't take out what you've put in :)

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