Occasionally I feel more like a short order cook then a mom who cooks. It has been a busy summer and I find myself scrambling to make dinner out of nothing in no time. This can either be a brilliant culinary accomplishment or utter failure resulting in take-out.
As I was making dinner tonight, I realized that some of my most successful meals are ones that are simple and only have about five ingredients. And by ingredients I mean, anything that comes in one package. Sure I can cut up three different types of peppers and onions or I can grab a bag of it already chopped and ready to go into the pan. Also, I don't count salt and pepper as an ingredient nor do I count water or oil.
This recipe is inspired by pepper steak and steak and peppers. You would think they would be the same dish and maybe they are but in my version I use Heinz 57 (this is not a post for Heinz 57, I just really like it) instead of soy sauce. I also season it pretty heavy with pepper because it is just the best damn season in the whole universe.
Skillet Steak in 5 Ingredients
- 1 lb Top Round Steak
- 2 bags of frozen pepper steak stir fry mix (or any type of stir fry mix you like)
- 3 cups brown rice (made to the box instructions with butter)
- 1/2 cup Heinz 57 Steak Sauce
Cut the round steak into strips and marinate in Heinz 57 sauce and water. Use just enough water to cover the steak. The length of time does not matter - 10 minutes or over night it's up to you.
When you are ready to cook - add oil and heat skillet. Once oil is hot add steak and about 1/4 cup of the marinade; saute. Save the marinade and use it to make your rice.
Once the meat is cooked add your frozen veggies, stir, cover and let simmer for 15 minutes.
Server over the brown rice.