Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bachelor Round Steak

This is a recipe that my other half brought with him, handed down from his dad. It's really good, with minimal clean up. And this recipe is really good for round steak, which is relatively inexpensive, but very tough unless baked slowly.

1 2lb round steak
1 envelope dry onion soup mix (could probably substitute dry garlic and herb, onion and mushroom, or some other dry soup mix, if you prefer)
aluminum foil

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Cut sheet of foil to wrap around meat. Lay raw steak in center of foil sheet.
3. Cover with soup mix. Fold foil up around steak, folding edges together to seal steak into an envelope of sorts.
4. Set package on a cookie sheet, and bake for two hours (an hour per pound)

Goes well with baked potatoes, mashed potatoes and gravy, or anything you'd want to go with it. You could probably put sliced up or cubed potatoes in with the meat, and have nearly a complete meal.

Afterwards, if you've been careful enough opening the foil envelope, you just wad up the foil and throw it away. No cleanup. If you really don't want to bother with cleanup, use paper plates and plastic flatware. Working what amounts to two part time jobs and taking care of kids (even with the help of my other half) makes the expense of paper plates and bowls, and plastic flatware well worth it in terms of one less thing to do around the house.

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