Thursday, June 25, 2009

Meal-in-One Cajun Steak Casserole

Braised steak with vegetables - a meal in one casserole!
Braised steak with vegetables - a meal in one casserole!

Meal-in-One Cajun Steak Casserole

I don't know about y'all, but The Cajun still expects MEALS around this house no matter whether it's hot as Hades or not. He is just not a cold salad, sandwich, wrap, fruit soup, cool food for supper kinda guy.

I remembered this steak casserole recipe from another time I made it, sans the veggies. It's from one of my many cookbooks called Cooking with Cajun Women {affil link} by Nicole Fontenot of Lake Charles, Louisiana.

The author did not specify the type of steak, but you'll definitely want to use a braising steak for this recipe. My version has a few extra seasonings in it that the original recipe didn't have, and I thought this would be a good time to try out the Country Bob's sauce {affil link} !

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Let's get started.

Place any kind of a braising steak in the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking pan, cutting into serving sized pieces. If you choose a round steak be sure to pick an eye or bottom round and not top round. Top round does not give a good result with braising. Sprinkle the steaks with seasoned salt, pepper, Cajun seasoning and paprika.  Splash them with some Worcestershire sauce and Country Bob's.

Dot the top with sliced cold butter and add a layer of sliced potatoes. I added some additional salt and pepper to the top of the potatoes.

Scatter the top with diced onion and chunks of carrots.

Add some sliced green pepper on top, cover and bake at 350 for 1 to 1-1/2 hours. Uncover, and use a wide spatula to remove the vegetables off of the top. Transfer to one side of a platter and place meat on the other side. Serve with a mixed garden salad if desired.

The Cajun - resident carnivore of this house - loves this dish, yes, even the vegetables because of the flavor they pick up while cooking. And that's one of the best things about this dish, you don't have to cook another thing - it's an all-in-one dinner!  Add a salad if you like and you've got a great no fuss meal. Adapt the veggies and amounts as needed for your family.

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