What’s for Dinner? Baked Steak with Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables, and Gravy

It was “Husband to the rescue” this week. He’d requested a specific meal, and even got the meat out for me. The plan was for me to put it on once Madelyn and I got back from the dance studio, but then we caught up with our friend, Fliss, and I completely forgot that dinner would take 2 hours in the oven. I raced home, arriving at 6pm, and hoping that Angus would be okay with not having dinner until after 8pm. But he’d already put it on for me! He also invited Uncle Phil over for dinner, so he did all of the cooking for me.

I know, he is wonderful.

So, what was for dinner on Thursday night?

Baked Steak with Mashed Potatoes, Peas, Green Beans, Carrots, and Gravy

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Baked steak is the perfect meal if you have a whole lot of steak that is going to be really rough, and not all yummy and juicy grilled. It’s cooked slowly, so it practically falls apart, and the marinade gives it a really nice flavour.

The recipe is as follows:

  • 750g rump steak (or whatever)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (or heaps less)
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 and a 1/2 Tsp flour
  • 1 Tsp vinegar
  • 1 Tsp Worcester sauce
  • 1 Tsp tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste

Smear the dry ingredients over both sides of the steak. Pour over wet ingredients. Cover and cook 150 degrees Celsius for 2 hours.

Angus modified the recipe a bit by adding more water, in an attempt to make the gravy (the original recipe doesn’t leave you with much gravy, it all gets soaked into the steak). I thought it was pretty good, it just didn’t make the steak as flavoursome as it usually is. Angus thought it would have been better to just leave the recipe as it was, and make up some gravy at the end.

This is a really easy meal to make, and great for when you need to grab whatever chance you have to prepare dinner, no matter what time of day it is.

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