Nothing says comfort food to me more than this dish, especially if I serve it with mashed potatoes, which I always do. I instantly feel good when I eat this. I found how to make this about 20 years ago on a local Christian television station, long before Food Network came along. A lady had a cooking show and showed how to make this recipe and I just wrote down the ingredients and directions as she cooked. It has turned how so good every single time.
2-3 pound round steak cut into serving pieces
1 cup of flour seasoned with salt and pepper
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 (8-oz) cans tomato sauce
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Heat a large skillet with a couple tablespoons of oil. Coat the meat in the flour and brown on each side. You may have to do this in batches. After browning, place the meat in a large casserole dish. Turn the heat down to low and add about 1/2 cup of water to the skillet to deglaze the pan and pick up all the good browned bits from the meat. Add the deglazing liquid to the casserole.
Add the onion and green pepper to the meat. Mix the remainder of your coating flour to the tomato sauce in a bowl and pour over the meat and vegetables. Cover and place in the oven. Bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until the meat is fork-tender. Check the meat after about an hour to add more water if necessary (I've never had to do this, but you might).
Serve with mashed potatoes and a vegetable. And be comforted.
I'm joining the Make It From Scratch Carnival this week.