Monday, February 22, 2010

Burgundy Steak

I've never blogged before, but, well, there's a first time for everything. I'm in school right now so I don't know how often I will be able to keep this up, but I love cooking and arts. I may not be so good at it, but most people aren't Rachel Rays. So this one's for all those who do things "not so homemade."

For dinner tonight, I cooked this recipe I found in an old Simple and Delicious magazine. The original recipe can be found here. I didn't have all of the ingredients so I edited it a little bit (well quite a bit). I took a few pictures too, but I took them with my phone so they're not that great. Well, here goes nothing:

Burgundy Steak


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt and pepper each
  • 1 pound beef chuck steak, cut into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed French onion soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup Port red wine
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 3 cups hot cooked egg noodles


  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine flour, salt, and pepper. Add beef, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
  • In a large skillet, brown beef in oil.

    [A rough image of the meat cooking.]

    [The sauce simmering- see the nice bubbles?]

  • Add soup and wines; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-12 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and sauce is thickened. Serve with noodles.

    4 servings.

    The final result... along w
    ith some frozen broccoli, microwaved with butter, and some reheated rolls from another meal. Hey, I did say this was not so homemade now didn't I?

Another close up- Yummy!

Overall taste: It was pretty good! I was a little thrown off by the sweetness of the red wine (that's why I added a little white wine) but once I got past that, I really enjoyed it. My dad said he really liked it too. The verdict is still out for my mom (aka Picky Eater #1) since she hasn't tried it yet. My 17 year old brother
(aka Picky Eater #2) wasn't home tonight to test it either.

Overall ease: It was really easy to make. I got a little annoyed because the steak wouldn't cook as fast as I wanted it to, but I also lack patience...

I enjoyed making this recipe and I really think I'm going to enjoy this blog. I hope you enjoy and remember to keep it not so homemade :)


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