Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

1 Bump

What's the best/tastiest dinner you make?

The one that the whole family loves and wants all the time? And please share the recipe :)

Mine would be:

Baked Fake Steak with Gravy

Ingredients:

3 pounds ground beef

17 saltine crackers, finely crushed

1/2 cup milk

1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 pinch salt, or to taste

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 1/2 cups water

1 can condensed beef and mushroom soup

1 packet dry brown gravy mix

mix together the ground beef, saltine crackers and milk. Season with garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper, and mix. Line a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan with waxed paper. Press the beef mixture firmly into the pan. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate 8 to 10 hours, or overnight. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Remove plastic wrap from meat, and rub flour over the top side of the beef. Flip out of the pan onto waxed paper, and rub flour on the other side as well. Cut into pieces (I use a pizza cutter). Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the meat until browned on each side, turning only once. Remove to a 9x13 inch baking dish. In another bowl, mix together the water, condensed soup, and gravy mix. Pour over the meat in the dish. Cover the dish loosely with aluminum foil. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven. Serve. Kinda different, but it's really good. And my husband & son hate mushrooms, but they had no idea they were in there. & my son still doesnt realize haha :P

Answer Question
 
Jessica1991

Asked by Jessica1991 at 1:46 AM on Feb. 4, 2011 in Food & Drink

Level 14 (1,438 Credits)
Answers (15)
  • i make the best enchiladas , diced beef burrito meat, chicken fettuccini alfredo, & Lasagna. the best :) hehe. but each of those are pretty heavy meals, so i only make them once in awhile, & in moderation. usually for a special treat for the fam, or definatley for big events, & holidays for everyone. or by request :)
    hellokitty1978

    Answer by hellokitty1978 at 1:51 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • @hellokitty1978
    Would you care to share your diced beef burrito meat recipe? That sounds awesome :)
    Jessica1991

    Comment by Jessica1991 (original poster) at 2:09 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • yes, i can send it to u directly , or post it on here, which would u prefer?
    hellokitty1978

    Answer by hellokitty1978 at 2:18 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • buy a pack of already chopped up 'beef stew meat' in the meat section. its fresh cut meat. you can cut it up a little bit smaller & cut some of the fat off if u like, or even throw it in the pot the way it is. but if u cut it smaller it will cook thru better & get softer.i buy maybe 2 1/2 to a little less than 3 lbs. 1st put like 2 tbs of oil in the meidum size round pot u are gonna use. 9like the big size u boil spaghetti noodles in. then throw the meat in there, cook on medium heat & stir it so it browns well. i like to get it real brown & keep stiring so it dosent get stuck , maybe at least 15 minutes or longer. longer is good.then u can season it, with slat quite a bit of pepper, some camino, some garlic & mix it well, then add a small can of tomato sauce. use the whole small can or a tad less. (u can taste test later to see if u wanna add the whole can but probably so.then in your med. pot add water. so the pot is about
    hellokitty1978

    Answer by hellokitty1978 at 2:27 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • an hour. stir now & then & keep an eye on it, & afetr awhile u can start tasting the sauce cause u will need to probably add more of each of the spice i mentioned to get a good taste to it. dont over or under do it. u can wait till it get thicker know for sure if u will need alot more seasoning. dont add tooo much garlic or camino can use a little less than the pepper & salt. but camino WILL give it that good flavor.its just a strong spice.after an hour take the top off & continue cooking longer ..at least 15, 20 mins or so. keep checking, when the water has gone down & the meat is nice & tender you'll know its done. i like mixing it hard alot so it get soft & thicker in the juices. u might even wanna add a tab bit of flour to thicken it up, but stir well to get it not to chunk up(flour).u will get better the more u make it. its delicious
    hellokitty1978

    Answer by hellokitty1978 at 2:33 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • my first post sai season it with slat..opps (salt)lol. & im sorry i dont have exact measurments on the seasoning, but i really just sprinkle it enough to cover all the meat, & then just keep tasting it till i like what im tasting. any questions just ask me, i hope u try it & love it :)
    hellokitty1978

    Answer by hellokitty1978 at 2:36 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • oopss again, i meant add water till ur pot is about halfway full . then cook with top on for an hour
    hellokitty1978

    Answer by hellokitty1978 at 2:37 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • @hellokitty1978
    Man that does sound good, haha. Thanks for sharing
    Jessica1991

    Comment by Jessica1991 (original poster) at 2:38 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • yur welcome. sorry if im not a good direction giver. lol. but its not too hard at all. & its so good
    hellokitty1978

    Answer by hellokitty1978 at 2:39 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • @hellokitty1978
    It was clear to me, Im the same way when it comes to trying to explain something that Im used to haha. I actually got some beef stew meat yesterday, I was going to make beef stew, but I think im gonna try that recipe now, spice things up lol :P I never learned to cook much as a kid from my mom, so if it weren't for the internet my hubby would probably live off tv dinners & ramen noodles lol
    Jessica1991

    Comment by Jessica1991 (original poster) at 2:48 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.