Two New York strips (i know nothing about meat – these were $10 each in the frozen section at Trader Joe which is definitely reasonable).
Gluten Free Flour – to coat the meat
Cocount Oil – couple spoonfuls
Garlic – 7 cloves
Onion – most of one big one
Carrot – 2 sticks
Celery – 2 sticks
Beef Broth (GF) 32 oz.
Spice (thyme and rosemary go good with meat)
Salt and pepper
1 Meat – cut up
2 GF flour – cover meat
3 oil – in the pot
5 Cut up garlic, onion, carrot, celery.
6 Heat til onions are gooshy.
a Add meat back in
b Add Broth
c Add spices (optional)
8 Bring to BOIL/turn off heat
9 Cover and let it sit in 325 oven for one hour.
10 Remove. Let it sit around while you…
11 Bake potatoes.
Spice note. I used a little thyme…just a sprinkle to cover the surface. Did it make a difference? I have no idea! But it was GOOD. it’s a lot of work to basically two MAN sized servings. But if you have a special someone to impress….or you need to get through Monday somehow, knowing you’ve got this in the fridge to come home to, helps.
BTW – This is weekend food. You don’t have time to make it on a weeknight. It’s gonna take a big chunk of Saturday afternoon. This is the first time I made beef. My muse in England helped me with the step by steps. She said to let it sit in the oven for 4 hours. But when I looked after one hour it was already reduced. So check hourly. The broth should reduce. MMMMMM.
And finally…as with everything I make, this is ONE way to do something. It’s not the ‘right’ way. You’ll have your own set up, ingredients, etc. This is just one way to make something special for dinner. And get confidence in yourself in the kitchen. And get some momentum toward that moment when you say ‘damn i’m good at this!’