Monday, January 4, 2010

Sorry Rachael

Well, today we made Sliced Steaks with Sauerbraten Gravy, Onion Hash Browns and Spiced Red Cabbage out of Rachael Ray's "Big Orange Book".

You will need the following:

6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for the steak, divided
2 tbsp butter
4 cups frozen shredded hash browns (I used 4 potatoes and shredded them myself)
2 onions, 1 quartered and thinly sliced, 1 chopped
Freshly ground black pepper
1 small or 1/2 large head red cabbage, shredded (I used Napa Cabbage)
2 tsp caraway seeds
2 tsp paprika
1 fresh bay leaf
1 (2 to 2 1/2-pound) piece London broil (bottom round) steak
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 cup beef stock
1/4 cup cream
1 cup apple cider or juice (I used apple juice)
1/4 cup grainy mustard

This was a definite miss. Even with shredding my own potatoes, it still took longer than 30 minutes and it tasted horrible. While I did substitute Napa Cabbage for the Red, the spices just didn't seem to work for us. We realized that we do not like Caraway Seeds.

After every recipe I make, I mark the book with either a happy face or a sad face. We were definitely not happy after this one.

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