Thursday, August 25, 2011

Cajun Week: Smothered 7 Steak

Good afternoon bloggers! Welcome to another very Cajun installment of Everyday Meals. Today, we are trying our hand at a dish called "Smothered 7 Steak". This dish is appropriately named due to the shape of the bone and the cut of the meat. You can have this dish with breakfast, but you would normally find it with grillades (a recipe for pork and grits). Okay, enough of this culinary lesson and background. Let's go cook!

Smothered 7 Steak

You will need:

  • 2 seven steaks
  • 1 large onion sliced in rings
  • 1 medium bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup canola or olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper or cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 pods garlic
  • 1.5 cups or more beef stock

Let's do this! Whoo!

  1. Wipe the steaks dry and season the seven steaks with salt, black pepper,cayenne, garlic and onion powder or use any type Cajun seasoning combination. 
  2. In a cast iron skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat, add the steaks and brown the meat on both sides. Remove the meat from the pan after browning, then add the sliced onions, bell pepper and garlic. 
  3. Sauté until the onions are soft and start to caramelize. 
  4. Return the steaks to the skillet and the add beef stock or water. 
  5. There should be enough stock or water to cover the meat mixture. 
  6. Stir to blend and then bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to simmer. 
  7. Cover and cook approximately one hour or until fork tender. 
  8. The water will reduce and the result will be a light brown onion-y gravy. 
  9. If the gravy is too thin, put the lid partially on the skillet and allow some steam to escape.
  10. Enjoy!

I hope you all have a quiet day with the kiddos at school. Take some "you time" and enjoy yourselves. I will leave you all with a video to ensure a happy day and I will catch you all on the flip side. Happy blogging to all! <3