Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Smothered Round Steak

An old fashioned dinner:


 2 pounds round steak
1 large onion, chopped
 red bell pepper, chopped in lengths
1 clove garlic, minced
 3 tablespoons olive oil
3-4 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika (not too much or you' ll end up making paprikash and you can skip the paprika completely if you like)
Salt, pepper, red pepper if you like things spicy.
about a quart of water

Dredge the steak in flour, salt and pepper and a bit of paprika if you like.
Begin cooking over a low heat in some of the oil.
Brown on both sides nicely.  Cook and stir it around until the flour browns as well. Remove the meat.
If some of the flour mixture is stuck to the bottom, don't let that bother you.
Add the water and stir well.
Bring this all to a boil, then lower the heat , cover it and simmer for about one hour. You want the steak to become tender.
  You can add more water if the sauce gets too thick. And of course you can season it as you like.
It is nice served with crushed up boiled potatoes or even wide noodles.

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