LET’S FLANK THAT STEAK WITH A BASKETBALL MOVE
Here is your steak, beat it out until your team wins! This is a perfect NCAA Basketball Tournament Basketball Championship Game. Tonight (3) Texas Tech and (1) Virginia are playing 6:20 pm (Pacific time) on CBS. Who do you think is going to win it all?
FLANK STEAK WITH RICE DRESSING
1 (3 lb.) flank steak, 1 1/2 cups 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, beaten, 1 stick melted butter.
Wash off the steak with warm water, trim the edges, so they are even. Pat dry with a paper towel. Lightly sprinkle olive oil on both sides of the meat, generously add salt, pepper, and granulated garlic to both sides, pound seasoning into the meat with a meat mallet, 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 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 sear until brown on one side remove 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.
30 WEIGHT BROWN 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 is medium brown or the color of peanut butter, 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.