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Steak with stewed tomatoes is a perfect recipe to use with inexpensive beef such as round steak. I have chosen three key ingredients: crushed tomatoes, white wine, and soy sauce. When these ingredients are added and the steak is simmered in them for about 20 minutes, they facilitate the tenderizing process. They contain the chemical components necessary to break down the enzymes in the meat. Equally, they add a great deal of flavor. I should mention that I have provided a link for our homemade stewed tomatoes. If you have some extra time, they’re easy to make and incredibly delicious. When cooking this recipe, it is important to pan sear steak for 3 to 4 minutes on each side. If you like your meat really well done, you may want to sear it for an additional two or 3 minutes.
As I mentioned below, flip the steak only once. Do not continuously flip the steak from side to side. It is also important to allow the steak to rest for about 15 minutes. This will create some delicious juices for additional flavor. If you have additional time, you may want to let the steak simmer in the juices for more than 20 minutes. Actually, you can allow it to simmer for 45 minutes to an hour. This will create very tender meat. If you’re going to do this, you will need to add little bit more water as the dish will become very dry.
You can serve this dish up with just about anything. I really enjoy it with mashed potatoes. The remaining sauce is incredibly delicious when served over the mashed potatoes.
- 2 medium size beef steaks (1 pound of 1/2 kilogram)
- 1 can stewed tomatoes
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp white wine
- salt and pepper
- 1 small onion chopped
- Olive Oil
- Allow the steaks to sit at room temperature for 1/2 hour.
- Brush olive oil on the meat, and season it with rosemary, salt, and pepper. Do this for both sides.
- Add olive oil into a hot pan. Place the steaks in and sear them for 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Only flip the meat once. After about 7 minutes into the sear, add the butter into the pan. Swirl it around and spoon it over the top of the steaks.
- Turn off the heat. Transfer the meat to a plate and allow it to rest for 15 minutes. Do not touch or wash the pan as you want the favors to remain in the bottom.
- After the steaks have rested, reheat the pan using a medium heat. Place in the onions and garlic. Sauté them until they are fragrant and the onions are translucent. This should only take a minute or two.
- Reduce the heat to medium low. Place the steaks back in the pan along with the juices from the plate. Place in the crushed tomatoes, soy sauce, and wine. Allow to simmer for about 20 minutes. Flip the steaks over after simmering for 10 minutes.
- After 20 minutes, turn off the heat, spoon a layer of the tomatoes and onions on the bottom of the plate, place the steak on top, and drizzle some of the juices over the top of the steak. Serve it and enjoy.
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