Friday, February 18, 2011

German Beef Salad

This is actually a diet and microwave recipe.  This is from the Better Homes and Gardens Quick and Easy Diet Recipes circa 1989 page 116:

3/4 lb beef top round steak
1/2 C frozen, diced onion
2Tbl cooking oil
1 Tbl sugar
1 Tbl cornstarch
1 tsp instant beef bouillon granules
1/4 tsp celery seed
1/2 C water
1/4 C vinegar
1 16oz can sliced potatoes
6 oz fresh spinach

Trim fat from beef.  Thinly slice meat across the grain into bite-sized strips.  In a 2-quart microwave-safe casserole combine meat and frozen onion.  Microwave, covered, on 100% power for 3-5 minutes or until meat is done, stirring every 2 minutes.  Drain off liquid.  Set meat aside

For dressing, in the same dish stir together next 5 ingredients.  Then stir in water and vinegar.  Cook, uncovered, on 100% for 3-4 minutes until thickened and bubbly, stirring after every minute.

Drain potatoes.  Add potatoes and meat to dressing.  Then cook, covered, on high 1-2 minutes or until heated through.  Meanwhile, clean and tear spinachto make about 5 cups.  Place in a large salad bowl.

Add hot potato-meat mixture to spinach and toss lightly until coated.  Serve immediately, Serves 4.

I halved the recipe and instead of fresh spinach, I used the other half of the frozen spinach from last night. This was OK, but sort of bland.  I even used a little salt and pepper that wasn't in the recipe.  Like I said, this was OK but I probably won't be making it again.  I did like the fact it was prepared entirely with the microwave so I didn't have to heat up the house.


1 comment:

  1. I thought the same looks like it would taste rather bland. It neede more herbs or spices to the ingredients.