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Pressure Cooker Cube Steak with Dates, Cranberries, and Onion over Wilted Chard

Pressure Cooker Cube Steak with Dates, Cranberries, and Onion over Wilted Chard

Pressure Cooker Cube Steak with Dates, Cranberries, and Onion over Wilted Chard (Serves 2) Dates are the edible, sweet fruit of the date palm that is frequently used in Middle Eastern cooking. I bought some from a Persian grocery and am just beginning to cook with them. Most recently I added dates and fresh cranberries to my pressure cooker preparation of cube steak and found they added depth and richness to the meat. You could simmer the...

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Pressure Cooker Cube Steak with Broccoli Leaves, Tomatoes, and Onion

Pressure Cooker Cube Steak with Broccoli Leaves, Tomatoes, and Onion

Pressure Cooker Cube Steak with Broccoli Leaves, Tomatoes, and Onion (Serves 1) There is a lot about vegetables that you can’t discover in a grocery store. Most grocery stores sell broccoli crowns with a few inches of stalk attached. The stalks make a fabulous puree and the florets stir-fry nicely. But did you know that broccoli crowns and stalks grow surrounded by big, beautiful leaves? I started working in the produce department of...

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Minute Steak with Braised Red Cabbage

Minute Steak with Braised Red Cabbage

Minute Steak with Braised Red Cabbage (Serves 2) Cube steak is a piece of top round or top sirloin that has been pounded with a meat mallet or run through a machine to make it tender. They call it Minute Steak in the United Kingdom and Canada. I live in Georgia, but like the sound of Minute Steak. Slow cooking beef for hours and hours is great some days, but I am grateful for minute steak on those days when I just can’t wait. Prep and...

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Pressure Cooker Cube Steak with Zucchini, Tomatoes, and Onion

Pressure Cooker Cube Steak with Zucchini, Tomatoes, and Onion

Pressure Cooker Cube Steak with Zucchini, Tomatoes, and Onion (Serves 1) ser·en·dip·i·ty Noun: the tendency of making desirable discoveries by accident My refrigerator was down to one lonely zucchini that was beginning to wilt, half of a big heirloom tomato leftover from breakfast, and some chicken broth I made with the bones from the last whole bird I roasted. My pantry is always stocked with sweet yellow onions and I had some grass...

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Cube Steak over Baked Heirloom Tomatoes

Cube Steak over Baked Heirloom Tomatoes

Cube Steak over Baked Heirloom Tomatoes (Serves 1) As much as I like them, my appetite for fresh tomatoes is satisfied by eating one or two at a time, but I can happily eat ten baked tomatoes in one sitting. I tried baking my first batch of tomatoes recently after seeing Rachel Ray slice and bake a tray full on TV. Baking tomatoes is so easy and they taste so good that I made a second batch the very next day. Prep and cook time: 30...

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Beef Cube Steak with Steamed Red Cabbage

Beef Cube Steak with Steamed Red Cabbage

Beef Cube Steak with Steamed Red Cabbage (Serves 2) I am hungry before I start cooking most of the time, so like meals that can be prepared fast. Today that was beef cube steak and red cabbage. Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 2/3 pound of beef cube steak Red cabbage Yellow mustard (the cheap, ordinary stuff) Apple cider vinegar Garlic powder Black pepper Salt In preparation: Add water to steamer pot and set over...

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Beef Cube Steak with Asparagus

Beef Cube Steak with Asparagus

Beef Cube Steak with Asparagus (Serves 2) Asparagus stir-fried in coconut oil is good! Pairing it with mustard-rubbed beef cube steak makes a quick and tasty meal. Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10-15 minutes Ingredients: 2/3 pound of beef cube steak 1 pound of fresh asparagus Yellow mustard (the cheap, ordinary stuff) Coconut oil Garlic powder Black pepper Salt In preparation: Rinse asparagus and chop off woody ends. Chop the rest into...

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Beef Cube Steak with Swiss Chard, Dried Cranberries, and Granny Smith Apple

Beef Cube Steak with Swiss Chard, Dried Cranberries, and Granny Smith Apple

Beef Cube Steak with Swiss Chard, Dried Cranberries, and Granny Smith Apple (Serves 2) Beef cube steak cooks quickly and cheap yellow mustard can make it taste like an expensive cut of meat. Try it with Swiss chard prepared with apple cider vinegar, dried cranberries, and Granny Smith apple for a surprisingly tasty meal. Prep and Cook Time: 25-30 minutes Ingredient list: 2 beef cube steaks 1 bunch of Swiss chard 4 tablespoons of dried...

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