This recipe started, as a recipe from Andy's Grandma, but it's changed a little over time. I listed her original amounts, but I just dump until the total liquid just covers the cube steaks.
2-4 steaks (I've always used cube steak)
1 c water ( I use apple juice or plain soda)
1 c catsup
1/4 c vinegar
2 tbs brown sugar
2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
1 tbs mustard
These are also in her recipe but I've never added them to mine.
2 tbs onion, chopped
2 tbs green pepper, chopped
My cooking instructions:
Brown steaks in skillet (one that you have a lid for), when browned on both sides remove from skillet. Mix remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer. Return steaks to skillet and simmer till steaks are done. If desired remove steaks and thicken sauce with a little corn starch mixed with water, to make gravy.
Grandma's cooking instructions:
Brown steaks if desired. Mix other ingredients and bring to a boil in a sauce pan. Pour over steak in a baking dish and bake at 325 for 1 to 2 hours.
This just seemed like over kill to me, I bet this would work in the crockpot though!
Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower
1 head cauliflower or 1 bag frozen cauliflower florets
Cook cauliflower till very soft, I steamed my fresh cauliflower for about 15 - 20 minutes. Drain well!
If you have a food processor put cooked cauliflower in that, I used my blender, but some people use potatoe mashers in the pan.
Add 1 cup grated cheese (or more if you like) and about 1/3 to a 1/2 cup sour cream. Blend, mash, whatever until about the consistancy of mashed potatoes. If it gets to thin you can thicken with a little bit of instant potato flakes. In fact you can also just add these at the begining to to get a little more of a mashed potato feel. Salt and pepper to taste.
I also put it back in the pan and on the burner, or zap it in the microwave a little to reheat it after blending it.
a couple variations:
- milk or cream instead of sour cream
- feta or crumbled blue cheese instead of chedder
- one recipe I saw suggested adding a little dill
- and ultra healthy is chicken broth instead of any dairy and (horror) no cheese