Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Celebration of Fathers

Woohoo!!!!!!! This Sunday I get to celebrate my favorite man in this world, who happens to be co-owner and of D&E casino Services. From the of its inception in 1924, Fathers' day has been a Holiday that revolves around a special dinner and thanksgiving for fathers. As such, I was inspired to share two recipes which i am sure my father and yours would enjoy:



Guinness-Braised Chuck Steak and Horseradish Mashed Potatoes




Ingredients

Steak:

1 1/2 pounds boneless chuck steak, trimmed

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped carrot

1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth, divided

1 teaspoon dark brown sugar

1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary

1 (8-ounce) package presliced mushrooms

1 garlic clove, minced

2 bay leaves

1 (12-ounce) bottle Guinness Stout



Potatoes:

2 pounds peeled baking potatoes, quartered

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup fat-free milk

1/4 cup finely chopped green onions

1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream

2 tablespoons prepared horseradish

1/2 teaspoon salt
                                                                                                   
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

1.To prepare steak, sprinkle steak with 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add steak; cook 5 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove steak from pan; set aside. Add 1 1/2 cups onion, chopped carrot, 2 tablespoons broth, and sugar. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and cook 10 minutes. Stir in rosemary, mushrooms, and garlic. Cover and cook 2 minutes. Add bay leaves, stout, remaining broth, and steak; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour and 30 minutes or until steak is tender.
2.To prepare potatoes, place potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil; simmer 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender; drain. Return potatoes to pan. Add butter; beat with a mixer at medium speed just until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients. Keep warm.
3.Remove steak from pan; keep warm. Discard bay leaves. Increase heat to medium-high; cook 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Spoon stout mixture over steak. Serve with potatoes.

However you spend it, I hope everyones Fathers' Day is fabulous and especially for the Fathers out there. To my Poppa Bear :)

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