Wow, was this meal great! When I prepared it on my Once a Month Mom cooking day, I had to restrain myself from grabbing a fork and helping myself. It smelled that good. The original recipe is not a freezer meal, but it worked out great! I'm really enjoying experimenting with my favorite recipes and those I come across. I'm learning that you can freeze just about anything.
Saucy Beef Strips
1 1/2 lbs sirloin or round steak (I used ribeye)
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 large green pepper, cut into strips
1 carrot, shredded
1 can diced tomaties with liquid
1 beef bouillon cube
1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves
1 Tbsp cornstarch
2 Tbsp water
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp salt
Wipe meat with damp paper towel. Cut into 1/4-inch strips. Saute' in skillet with garlic unil browned. Remove meat. Add onion, green pepper, and carrot. Cook about 2 minutes. Return meat to skillet. Add tomatoes with liquid, bouillon cube, and oregano. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until meat is tender. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together cornstarch, water, Worcestershire sauce, and salt. Blend into meat mixture, stirring until thickened. If freezing: Place mixture into gallon-size freezer bag; squeeze out air and seal. Thaw at least 24 hours in refrigerator. Serve over cooked noodles or rice.
Hard to describe the flavors in this dish. Kinda tangy without being overpowering. My son, at first, refused to it eat (he always backs away from "unknown" food). I told him that he needed to taste it a couple times before deciding if he doesn't like someething. So he did, and wouldn't you know he changed his tune and said that it was "a little bit good." My daughter, on the other hand, gobbled it down and asked for seconds. Seconds!! I don't know if she's ever asked for seconds on anything other than macaroni & cheese. Needless to say, I was happy to oblige!