“We enjoy all kinds of ethnic foods,” writes Diane Halferty of Corpus Christi, Texas. “This beef recipe is easy to make, and very tasty.” With its sweet soy marinade and fresh veggies, there's lots to love in this main-dish salad.
What a treat to come home from work and have this savory soup ready to eat. It's a nice traditional beef soup with old-fashioned goodness. We pair it with crusty rolls topped with melted mozzarella cheese.
— Heather Thurmeier, Pense, Saskatchewan
There's no reason to head outdoors to serve up sizzling steak. One skillet's all you need to brown the meat, cook the vegetables and make the accompanying marvelous mustard sauce. With such fantastic flavor, you just may prepare steak this way no matter what time of year!
WHEN my husband retired, we sold our home and traveled the country for 10 years in our house trailer.
It was wonderful meeting people from all over. We tried foods we never ate before and exchanged recipes. This hearty, tasty main dish from a traveling friend has become one of our favorites. It's easy to prepare for any number of people.
-Marie Ritchie, Apple Valley, California
We raise ostriches on our farm on the eastern shore of Maryland, so we have an abundance of meat on hand to use for a variety of dishes. It's a lean meat that tastes similar to beef. My mother-in-law gave me this marinade recipe, and I've used it with a number of meats.
"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."
"My slow cooker gets lots of use, especially during the hectic summer months," notes Michelle Armistead from Keyport, New Jersey. "I can fix this flank steak in the morning and forget about it until dinnertime. I serve it with noodles and a tossed salad."
"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."
"Having the seasonings mixed up in advance makes stirring up a batch of chili a breeze," suggests Mary Henderson of Opelika, Alabama. "It's a bold but pleasant blend. I like the round steak and ground beef combination."
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
Meet the Cook: My husband and I lived for 11 years in the Arctic, where there was very little fresh produce and I had to order non-perishable groceries for a year ahead of time. This hearty soup - a meal in itself served with warm rolls - became a staple in our diet because it requires ingredients I could easily find.
-Lil Morris, Emerald Park, Saskatchewan