Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Amazing Cheap Dinner

With us having such a large family that is still growing ;feeding my family on a tight budget can be hard at times. I am always on the search to find cheap and yummy dinners. Last night was one of them.
We had : Saucy Mock Steaks
Twice Smashed Baked Potatoes
Romain & Iceberg Salad Mix w/ Beets
My husband and kids absolutely loved this and it didn't take too much to make! I will post recipe now and pictures later.
For the Saucy Mock Tender Steaks I found a recipe online then adapted it because it needed it :)
You will need the following : 6 pieces of Mock Tender Steaks ( mine were thick)
2 packages Onion Soup Mix
2 cans Mushroom Soup
1 can of Mushrooms
Flour for dredging the meat
1 Cup Water
2Tbs cooking oil
Seasoned Salt ( optional)
1. Sprinkle both sides of the steaks with the Seasoned Salt and let set for 1 or more hrs. in the fringe.

2.Heat oil in pan over medium heat. While that is heating dredge the steaks in the flour and set aside. Please be sure to shake excess flour from meat.

3. When oil is hot place steaks in the pan. Brown on both sides. It only takes a few min. per side.

4. Mix mushroom soup, onion soup mix, and water. pour on top of steaks. Turn heat to simmer and cover. Let set simmering for 3 hrs. Remember to stir halfway through cooking time.

5. A few min. before the time is up add the can of mushrooms. Remember to drain them first.

These steaks literally fall apart :)

For the twice baked potato I went to It is the Neely's Twice Smashed Baked Potatoes. I did not have the Gouda cheese. I used cheddar because it was what I had on hand. It was great and super easy.

For the salad : 1 package Romain Iceberg salad mix
1 can beets( I did not use the whole can )
1/4 cup or as much as you want Blue cheese crumbles

1. Place mix in a bowl
2. Cut up as many beets as you would like and place in the salad mix
3. Sprinkle the blue cheese on top and toss the salad.
4 Top with your choice of salad dressing.

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