Saturday, April 29, 2017

Slow Cooker Cube Steak and Gravy (Quick & Easy)

Today I am sharing a quick and easy cube steak recipe for the slow cooker - a delicious meal to pop in the cooker when you are looking for some down home comfort food and are pressed for time. Slow Cooker Cube Steak & Gravy! Easy to adapt, a meal the whole family will love.


Growing up in the 70s and 80s, my husband's mom made cube steaks often and he still loves them today. Now that we are in Georgia with hot and humid weather most of the year, I will be utilizing my slow cooker more often trying to avoid heating up the kitchen - this recipe will be on regular rotation. 


Just a few ingredients are needed to make this tasty meal. You can easily adapt this recipe to your personal taste.


To make: In a large skillet, heat oil in pan over medium-high heat. Season cube steaks with salt and pepper (or favorite seasonings - see tips below), lightly dredge in flour then brown steaks on each side and transfer to cooker. Mix cream of mushroom soup, gravy packet and water in a medium size bowl and pour over steaks. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Be sure to adjust cooking time for your cooker. 


When ready, serve over mashed potatoes, rice or egg noodles with your favorite veggies and salad. Enjoy!




Slow Cooker Cube Steak & Gravy


Ingredients
  • 2 pounds cube steaks
  • 10 1/2 ounce condensed cream of mushroom soup (or use equal amount of homemade condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 packet of onion gravy (0.87 ounce packet)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • all purpose flour (for dredging)
Directions
In a large skillet, heat oil in pan over medium-high heat. Season cube steaks with salt and pepper (or favorite seasonings - see tips below), lightly dredge in flour then brown steaks on each side and transfer to cooker. Mix cream of mushroom soup, gravy packet and water in a medium size bowl and pour over steaks. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Be sure to adjust cooking time for your cooker. 

Serve over mashed potatoes, rice or egg noodles with your favorite veggies and salad. 

Tips 
You can easily adapt this recipe by adding your favorite seasonings - garlic powder, onion powder. Love mushrooms, use mushroom gravy instead of onion gravy and toss in some fresh or canned mushrooms. 

Here are a few more great Slow Cooker Cube Steak recipes you may enjoy:

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Cheers!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Vintage Pineapple Upside Down Cake - Weekend Potluck 271

Welcome to Weekend Potluck #271, 
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THE RECIPE WITH THE MOST CLICKS WAS...


Vintage Pineapple Upside Down Cake by Tumbleweed Contessa


RECIPES THAT CAUGHT OUR ATTENTION... 

Taco Pizza by Table for Seven


Strawberry Fluff by Chattavore


FEATURED HOSTESS RECIPE...


Ranch Pasta Salad by Served Up With Love



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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Fried Cheerios (aka, Classic Hot Buttered Cheerios)

Today I am sharing an old school snack, one I grew up on in the 70s and 80s - Fried Cheerios, also know as Hot Buttered Cheerios. A fun, tasty throwback for Thursday! 

An old school classic snack - buttery, crunchy, salty goodness that's ready in about 5 minutes! Simple to make, so good. Skip the popcorn and give this recipe a try!



Yesterday afternoon, I grabbed a small bowl of dry Cheerios for a snack and had a flashback - I remembered my mom making hot buttered cheerios as a kid. I haven't thought about them in decades. 


Last night during dinner, I asked my husband if he grew up with them...he hadn't. Our daughter said one of her friends was just talking about them, that she and her family make them all the time - they love them. Of course, my husband couldn't wait to try them so I made a batch today. 



For today's batch, I fried the Cheerios in butter on the stove with a little sea salt. So good!  A crunchy, salty winner! 



These fried Cheerios are addictive!! Not the least bit healthy, but a great cure for a crunchy, salty craving. The next time we have movie night, I'm whipping up a batch of these instead of popcorn.   



I have to admit, these taste so much better as an adult than they did as a kid. I'm pretty sure my mom used margarine instead of butter. I don't remember a lot of real butter in the house growing up, unless it was the holidays. I also think she made them in the microwave so they were not super crispy, often a little wet and soggy. So if you want to give them a try, skip the margarine and microwave. 



Fried Cheerios (aka, Classic Hot Buttered Cheerios)


Ingredients
  • 4 cups Cheerios
  • 1/4 cup butter (salted butter)
  • salt to taste
Directions
In a large skillet, melt-butter over medium to medium-high heat. Add Cheerios, coating well in butter, stir for approximately 3 to 4 minutes, until cheerios are nicely toasted and crispy. Remove, sprinkle with salt...enjoy!  

Tips
Instead of salt, season with seasoning salt (like Lawry's Seasoning Salt). Add a little Worcestershire (1/2 teaspoon) to the butter for extra flavor.

Here are three new twists on this classic recipe (from Betty Crocker, click links below for the recipes):

Mini-Doughnut Hot Buttered Cheerios 
"A sweet sugar-cinnamon mix that tastes just like everyone’s favorite fair food!"

Apple Pie Hot Buttered Cheerios 
"A great snack for when an apple-pie craving hits - try it with Apple-Cinnamon Cheerios for even more apple flavor."

Garlic Toast Hot Buttered Cheerios 
"This savory spin is a perfect alternative to movie-night popcorn!"

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Cheers!

***This is not a sponsored post. I have no affiliation with 
General Mills/Cheerios or Betty Crocker.***