"There's no need to brown the steak first, so you can get this main course into the oven in short order," relates Sue Call from Beech Grove, Indiana. The fork-tender results are sure to remind you of Swiss steak Grandma used to make, with lots of sauce left over for dipping.
Reports Margery Bryan of Royal City, Washington, "This is one of the best and easiest meals I've ever made. It has only four ingredients, and they all go into the pot at once. The meat is nicely seasoned and makes its own gravy-it tastes wonderful when you serve it over mashed potatoes."
"It takes just seconds to stir up this delicious marinade, which flavors the beef and veggies wonderfully," confirms Candy Vander Waal of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. "Marinate the meat a few hours or overnight-whatever suits your schedule."
THIS DISH is one of my husband's favorites, so I make it often. It's also a handy recipe - while it's in the oven, you can do other things.
The meat becomes very tender, and the vegetables add delicious flavor.
-Dolores Wynne, Clearwater, Florida
This main dish combines canned vegetables and meat in a savory sauce. Cut into thin strips, the steak cooks quickly. When your family eats in shifts, skillet dishes like this are a breeze to warm up. Poultry lovers can substitute chicken for the beef.—Ruth Taylor, Greeneville, Tennessee
"Give leftover stead and bake potatoes a flavorful face-lift," suggests Barbara Nowakowski of North Tonawanda, New York. Green pepper, onion garlic powder lend just enough seasoning to the easy brunch dish.
When I first started out cooking, I did a lot of stir-frying. Although my menu has expanded, I still enjoy cooking and eating stir-fries. Oranges, ginger and pepper flakes give this dish a very distinctive flavor.
The mild citrus flavor of Carol Towey's marinade offers a nice change of pace from usual steak seasonings. "It's easy to prepare the steak the night before, then throw it on the grill before dinner," says the Pasadena, California cook.