Sunday, March 1, 2009

Get out the Big Iron Skillet Ma!

I'm bringing home the bacon! Ok..well pork, but either way..

We go the store and buy whole Boston Butts when they go on sale (and they do about every 3 weeks or so) and have the butcher cut them into 1" steaks. We love to grill them out on nice days..and on days when it's not so's what we do! This is a comfort food and oohhh so yummy!

Iron Skillet Pork Steaks

2-4 pork steaks ; It usually only takes us 2 steaks, because they are so big..but you can use pork chops or even pork pieces for this recipe), the total poundage is about 2lbs.
Vegetable oil for searing
Onion powder
Garlic Powder
Salt and pepper to taste
1 Lrg. Onion, done in 1/2 slices or chopped (your choice)
1 small pkg mushrooms, sliced or you can use 2 small cans of stems and pieces (Or you can leave out the mushrooms!)
2 cans of 'cream of soup'. I choose mushroom usually, but you can vary it. Celery, chicken, mushroom or a mixture of any two! Experiment..that's what the kitchen is anyway..and in home lab!
1 soup can of water
1-2 teaspoons beef bouillon powdered. This and the water can be replaced with one can of beef broth if you'd prefer.
1 Tablespoon Worcester Sauce

Ready? Get the oven heated up, 350. While that's heating, put enough oil in the bottom of the skillet to coat well and heat. Season the steaks with the onion, garlic, salt and pepper and brown on both sides.
Turn off the heat once they are browned and top with the chopped or sliced onions and mushrooms.
In a bowl mix together the soup, beef bouillon, water, (or the 1 can beef broth),Worcestershire sauce and mix well. Pour over steaks in skillet.
Put skillet in oven, covered (use aluminum foil if you don't have a lid to fit your iron skillet)
Bake 1 1/2 hours.

* I usually make rice for the side dish here and a veggie. The gravy is to die for and can be used on rice, biscuits, noodles, potatoes or even cornbread! decide! ENJOY!

*If you don't' own a cast iron skillet..the first thing I say is 'GO GET ONE!'..but if you don't have one, transfer the steaks to a casserole dish, then continue with the recipe, adding the onions and mushrooms and soup/gravy mix.

Enjoy! You wont be disappointed!

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