Cookbook Used: Margaret Fulton's Kitchen
Author: Margaret Fulton
This week's cookbook challenge almost didn't happen. Hamsley and I have been busy looking at places to live, and buying stuff for the move. This week was full of pushy real estate agents and it all became very draining; I just wasn't in the mood for cooking. I then decided I'd just do something simple to get my obligatory blog post for the week done, but Hamsley wasn't too happy with that, so he raided my book shelf and flicked through trying to find something to suit the red theme.
It was relatively easy to make. Hamsley helped cut everything up and we watched the calzone episode of Seinfeld whilst it simmered away. This was meant to be served with parsley rice but I served it with pasta instead. It was quite like a beef stroganoff but with tomato.
Hint: Don't season the dish until after you have added the sour cream.
Thanks to Hamsley for making this week's cookbook challenge happen!
Beef Strips in Tomato Cream Sauce
Adapted from Margaret Fulton's recipe
Get your hands on:
1kg round steak
1/2 cup plain flour, seasoned with salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons oil
1 large onion, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 green capsicum, diced
500g button mushrooms, sliced
2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1. Coat the beef strips with seasoned flour. Heat half the butter and 1 tablespoon of the oil in a frying pan and saute the meat in 3 or 4 batched until brown. Add the remaining butter and oil when required. Set aside.
2. Add the onions, garlic and capsicum to the frying pan over a medium heat and cook for 5 minutes, stirring, until softened. Return the beef to the pan, add mushrooms, tomatoes, water and Worcestershire sauce. Bring slowly to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer gently for 1 hour.
3. Remove from the heat and stir in the sour cream. Replace over low heat, stirring until mixutre is hot, without letting it boil. Taste and check for seasoning. Serve with rice or pasta.