As many of you I am dealing with a major health issue that has changed my life and made me do a “gut check”.
I want to share with you a youtube video of where I am really focussing my life. Many of our friends and family are dealing with their own crosses they have to bear. So whether it is a loss of a friend or family member to death, cancer, dementia, alcoholism, drugs, PTSD or whatever. Hopefully this video will show you how I am dealing with my condition. I hope it can be a help to you.
Make the hamburger steaks into an oval shape so they ﬁt the skillet better.Don’t over work the beef getting it shaped or it will get tough. Now push your thumb into the middle of the patty to make a thinner spot in the middle to help it cook more even.In a screaming hot cast iron skillet put a few drops of canola oil.Salt and pepper the one side of the beef and put the seasoned side down. Now season the top side and don’t touch it !!! Don’t be mashing it ,or turning it or anything!!!!! Just let it cook! In about three minutes you can look, if it’s ready to turn now you can, and lower the heat and ﬁnish cooking to desired doneness.
For the beef, I like to use sirloin steak but if you want to use stew meat that is just as good but takes a different cooking method;
For the sirloin steak, just dredge the beef in the seasoned ﬂour mix and brown well in a dutch oven in the vegetable oil, then add the brazing liquid and red wine, Worcestershire sauce, kitchen bouquet ;
For the stew meat, do the same as with the sirloin but you will need to cook the beef over low heat, for at least an hour or two before adding the veggies.
about 2 lbs beef (cubed into bite sized pieces)
2 cups seasoned ﬂour
1/4 cup vegetables oil
1/2 cup red wine
2 tbs worshthire sauce
1 tsp kitchen bouquet
1 tbs beef base
1tbs soup base
2 tbs tomato paste
1 can beef broth
water as needed
(make all the veggies the same size:)
2 cups cubed taters
i cup cubed carrots
1 cup celery
1 cup onion
1 cup mushrooms
1/2 cup green peppers
1/4 cup jalapeño pepper (opcional )
salt and pepper
When the beef is about tender ,add all the rest of the stuff and cook til the veggies are tender.You may have to add some water to adjust the texture.
Melt the butter then add all the veggies with some salt and pepper. Cook until the veggies are tender then add the flour. Keep stirring till the flour gets a little color. Add the cream and same amount of milk, all the soups, and cheese, salt and pepper again (not the crab meat).
Stir lots as not to burn the bottom, when it comes to a boil lower heat. Now adjust the thickness by adding more milk. When it gets to the rite thickness add the crab meat (you can use real crab meat but it don’t add a lot to the bisque).
Mix everything together, but don’t over work or it will make the streaks tough.
Form into steaks and fry in a little oil.
1 cup chopped button mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
1 tbs dijon mustard
1tbs tomato paste
1 tbs ketchup
ground pepper (watch the salt because of the beef base)
Mix together 1 tbs beef base, 2 tbs soup base, 1 to 2 tbs corn starch and enough water for the sauce (1 to two cups). Remove the steaks from the pan and add the onions ,mushrooms and peppers. Sauté until soft then add the rest of the ingredients. Adjust the liquid and corn starch to the right thickness. Put the steaks back in the gravy for a bit to warm up and serve with mashed taters>
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 can diced tomatoes
1 small can tomato sauce
1 small can tomato paste
1 small can V8 tomato juice
8 to 10 red taters ( sliced super thin like on a mandolin )
1 large yellow onion (diced)
1/2 green pepper
1/2 jalapeño ( no seeds)
2 cups shredded sharp shedder cheese
1 cup shredded swiss cheese
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
1/2 package Williams spaghetti seasoning
1/2 package Williams taco seasoning
1 tbs dried Italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
Brown the beef then add 1/2 the onion , all the peppers , both the 1/2 packages of dried seasonings and the Italian seasoning. Cook until veggies are tender then add all the tomato stuff and bring up to temperature. In a 9 x11 baking dish layer the meat then taters then onions then cheese in 2 layers finishing with the cheese. Cover with foil and bake at 350 deg for about 30 min then remove foil and cook tip done.