One of my favorite meals is Flank Steak with Rice Dressing.  This is a perfect Thrusday Night Football meal. The Packers vs. Bears is a  great football division rivary. These two teams have met each other 192 times including post season games with the Bears winning 94 games and the Packers winning 92. The Packers are a heavy favorite tonight. I’m going with the experts tonight, and predicting the Packers will win by at least 3 points. Who do have tonight?


1 (3 lb.) flank steak, 1 1/2 c. breakfast sausage, 3 cups prepared cornbread dressing mix, 1 1/2 cups beef broth, 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and finely chopped, 3 tablespoon minced white onions, 1 tablespoon finely chopped bell pepper, 2 tablespoons finely chopped celery,1 1/2 teaspoon sage,  2 eggs, 1 stick melted butter.

Wash off the steak with warm water, trim the edges, so they are even.  Lightly sprinkle olive oil on both sides of the meat, generously add salt, pepper and granulated garlic to both sides, rub seasoning into the meat with your hands, set aside. In a heavy skillet dump in the sausage, fry off until the sausage is brown, pour off the excess oil.  Add the apples, and vegetables to the skillet  cook on medium high heat for about 3 minutes, add butter, dressing mix and stir together.  Set aside. While the dressing mix is cooling beat the eggs when the dressing is cool and stir them into the dressing mix. In a heavy skillet add enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan. Add the steak and brown one side of the steak, remove STEAK from  the skillet. Spread the dressing mix evenly to the side you did not brown.  Roll up the steak.  Put the steak into a baking dish, seam side down.  Bake, covered at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Uncover the last 5-minutes.

GRAVY:  1 (10.5 oz.) can French onion soup, 2 tablespoons self-rising flour, 2 tablespoon butter.  In a heavy skillet melt the butter, add the flour stir with a whisk till the flour in medium brown add the soup and continue to stir.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat to the lowest temperature simmer cover and cook until the liquid volume reduces by one-third, this should take 5-7 minutes.

Save the date: November 8th


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