Message Area
lblHidCurrentSponsorAdIndex =

  < Back to Table Of Contents  < Back to Topic: Blue Collar Recipes and Cooking Methods

article number 70
article date 10-26-2011
copyright 2011 by Author else SaltOfAmerica
Fake “Steak” Hash. Kids love it.
by Stu Moment

It’s not real steak but I used to tell the kids it was. They weren’t really excited about roast beef but they loved it in this “steak” hash.

The roast beef is cubed, marinated, roasted in the oven then overcooked in the hash. It’s dry but very tender. Kids like the dry as opposed to “yucky”. Since I made two cookie sheets worth of hash for this article, I bought a bunch over to a friend’s house. Six adults gobbled it up.

Because the meat was marinated with a touch of vinegar, this recipe stores well for a few days in the fridge. You can freeze portions for quick dinners on days you get home late. This is a wintertime recipe … to be cooked during Sunday Football when your team is being blown out and the second game is interesting but not captivating … despite the fact that you put down a 6 pack.

Chop a lot of garlic when the kids can’t see what you’re doing. They love the taste of the beef despite the onions and garlic.
I usually use Worcestershire sauce but this time I used Soy Sauce and water with a bit of vinegar. I’ll bet that I use 1 part sauce to 8 parts water, plus about ¼ cup vinegar. Add sliced onions and chopped garlic. Add anything else you desire but the beef will be seasoned after cooking in this sauce.
This is 2 ½ pounds of roast. Roast was on sale for $2.99 per pound. That’s expensive… used to be $2.59 per pound. Food prices have gone up a lot in 2011. Wonder if the deer meat that’s been in the freezer would be tender enough, given the marinade. Had a girlfriend who would never eat deer, but with a similar marinade made a “beef stir fry” which she loved. Please, never tell Pamela it was deer meat.
Here’s the cubed roast before mixing into the marinade. Let soak in fridge for a while. I let it soak for 2 to 3 days but that may not be necessary. It will cook in the oven for 3 hours at 200 degrees.
Here is the beef (drained) after cooking in the oven for 3 hours at 200 degrees. Yucky if you are a kid. So …
… rinse in water and remove those kid yucky onions. You don’t have to remove the garlic bits. Kids don’t notice them.
Add whatever seasoning you like, knowing that the beef will mix with potatoes. By the way … at this point this beef was really, really tasty.
Cube this many potatoes.
A bit of olive oil or buttery stuff will make the herbs/spices stick to the potatoes. I’m sure that your herb/spice choice will be better than mine … but these 50 cent spices do the trick for me.
Looks pretty good, doesn’t it.
If you microwave “this many potatoes” just half way, then the meat and potatoes will go onto cookie sheets at the same time. I used to just cook the potatoes in the oven for ½ hour then add the meat for the next ½ hour. Anyway, I micro-waved these potatoes for 7 minutes on a medium high setting.
Potatoes and meat on cookie sheets. The amount we prepared in this article used 2 cookie sheets. Cook at 300 to 350 degrees until the potatoes are browned.
Oh yeah!
“Serving Suggestion”.
< Back to Top of Page