Sunday, 19 January 2014
Recipe - Ranch House Chicken Fried Steak (Crockpot Style)
I haven't had steak for almost a year. Why? Last spring I was eating one and swallowed a piece of gristle and almost chocked to death. Scariest moment and almost last moment of my life.
When I saw this recipe for round steak in the Paleo Slow Cooker Recipe book, no fat and simmered all day in a crockpot, I had to give it a try
2 lbs (1KG) round steak or simmering steak
2 onions (I used a Spanish onion) thinly sliced
2 stalks celery, sliced (I chopped)
3 cloves of garlic, minced
Cracked black peppercorn
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup chicken stock
1 tsp sweet paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 cup sour cream
1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped (my stomach does not do jalapenos well any more so I omitted this)
In a skillet, heat the olive oil over a medium high heat. Add the steak, in pieces if need be, and brown on both sides, then place in crock pot.
Reduce heat to medium. Add onions and celery to skillet and cooked 'til softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, pepper and sea salt and cook while stirring another minute. Add stock and bring to a boil ensuring all the good brown bits are scrapped up from the bottom of the pan.
Pour into the crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours.
After 8 hours, combine 2 tbsp of the sour cream with the paprika and cayenne and mix. Add to the crockpot along with the rest of the sour cream. Add the jalapeno pepper here too. Cover and cook on high for 15 minutes.
The book said to serve with mashed potatoes. We served ours with egg noodles. Next time I would add parsley for colour.
It tasted great. How great? Teena grabbed a spoon to ensure she could get all off the sauce.The steak was so tender and tasty! Tomorrow night we are having the leftovers, this time with rice.
Another great dish from this cookbook worth trying!