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Swiss Steak with Mushroom Gravy – Instant Pot

Super Easy Instant Pot Swiss Steak with Mushroom Gravy

So it all started when I asked the folks what they wanted for dinner. That’s like usually like pulling teeth, but there we were in August: temperature 96 degrees. My Dad immediately said “Swiss Steak.”

Swiss Steak Mushroom Gravy
Swiss Steak with Mushroom Gravy

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The Best Beef Stroganoff?

The Best Beef Stroganoff: This is really perfect - the recipe came from Russia

Do any of you guys have that one Aunt? The one that always made you feel special and had just a little something extra to her personality? Mine was my Aunt Ginny, my Dad’s sister. She was definitely the fun Aunt.

My Aunt Ginny's Beef Stroganoff - she brought the recipe back from Russia during the Cold war.
My Aunt Ginny’s Beef Stroganoff – she brought the recipe back from Russia during the Cold war.

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Grillades & Grits

So often one thing leads to another, and so it was when I made Shrimp & Grits with a Cajun Gastrique not too long ago! My sister came to visit shortly after and while she missed the Shrimp and Grits, she proposed we make Grillades. It was a good call and we were off on yet another New Orleans inspired adventure!

New Orleans Grillades & Grits
New Orleans Grillades & Grits

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Medallions of Beef with Red Wine Reduction

Make with Filet Mignon, or cheat with a cheaper cut - this is a classic blow your socks off entree!

So you’ve bought a package of Filet Mignon to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Use this recipe. But what if you just thought you bought that pricey cut at a great price and when you opened the package it wasn’t what you expected? The lovely bacon wrapped Filet is firm and dense!

Medallions of Beef with Red Wine Reduction
Medallions of Beef with Red Wine Reduction

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Grilled Steak with Honey Chipotle Glaze

Steak is rare in the Frugal Household. 🙂 Seldom eaten, it’s usually one of the cheaper cuts, and it’s given all the help it can get. This one is flavored with a Chili Lime marinade and slathered with a Honey Chipotle glaze – you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven!

Grilled Steak with Honey Chipotle Glaze

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German Beef Rouladen with Mushroom Gravy . $10.00

No pickles in this rouladen! The stuffing & mushroom gravy are spectacular!

My Mom (rest her soul) was a fantastic cook. Sure, she got sidetracked into some of the weirdness in the 60’s – Porcupine Balls, Tuna Casserole and Shake and Bake but later really found her “groove.” These Beef Rouladen, as she called them, were a family favorite – made on afternoons when she cooked for the sheer joy of it.

German Rouladen with a stuffing of bread crumbs and herbs and a Mushroom gravy.
German Rouladen with a stuffing of bread crumbs and herbs and a Mushroom gravy.

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Old-Fashioned Swiss Steak . $5.35

In our family, one of my Mom’s frequent Sunday meals was Swiss Steak. We lived only a block from Church and often walked, and I remember coming home to Swiss Steak in the oven. The smell wafted through the old house, greeting us the moment the door was opened.

Old Fashioned Swiss Steak tomatoes green bell peppers
Old Fashioned Swiss Steak

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Chicken Fried Steak with Country Gravy

It’s often said by “experts” in the field of nutrition that there are no “bad” foods, but I do have to wonder about Chicken Fried Steak – it just tastes so darned good! A huge fave of child number 2’s, when his birthday rolls around, I pull out the cast iron and go to town. Or maybe to country?

Chicken Fried Steak with White Gravy
Chicken Fried Steak with  Country Gravy

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Beef, Bell Pepper & Tomatoes with Rice . $4.88

A light hand transforms this often ordinary and rather lackluster buffet staple into a gorgeous dish of flavorful beef, tender/crisp peppers and glistening tomatoes. Minutes to make, Beef with Bell Peppers and Tomatoes has long been one of our family’s go to dishes in mid to late summer when the tomatoes and peppers are in season.

Beef with Tomatoes & Peppers
Beef with Tomatoes & Peppers

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Beef Main Dishes & Meals

Beef can be a budget buster; look for cuts that can be stretched with sides, cuts that can come to the table more than once & great sales. Many dishes may be made with more than one type of beef.

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