It’s fall, and I’m sure you will soon be yearning for strong earthy flavors, piled on top of rice or potatoes. As soon as you do, reach for this beet smothered steak recipe.
Beets have amazing health benefits. They’re high in vitamin B & C, manganese, potassium, folate, copper, fiber, magnesium, phosphorus and iron.
Beet smothered steak is comfort food in a bowl. These bite-size pieces of steak are nicely seasoned with a distinct aroma from the beets, and it all sits in a deep burgundy colored gravy.
I used top round, often referred to as London broil. The top round should be cut into bite-size pieces no more than 1/4 inch thick and approx. two inches long. This recipe calls for cooking on a medium to low heat for one hour. Thicker pieces of top round cooked for this length of time would become tough and unappetizing, and we don’t want that.
Top round is a more economical cut of beef. Ideal for feeding a crowd, for an informal gathering. Beet smothered steak goes well over rice or mash. This would make a really good game day meal, an alternative to chilli perhaps.
It freezes really well too. You can portion out your beet smothered steak into containers and pop them into the freezer, and use on those days when you’d rather not stand in front of the stove.
Imagine, a rainy, lazy Saturday watching old movies, with a nice bowl of beet smothered steak and mashed potatoes, and a glass of Cabernet or Pinot. That’s my kinda lazy Saturday.
I have a portion in the freezer for that perfect Saturday. Sadly, I cannot indulge in a lazy Saturday for some time, as I am traveling for the next few weeks. I’d say that life’s tough, but that aint true.
The beets are spiralled in this recipe. I don’t have a spiralizer, I bought them already done. The brand I bought were called “beet noodles”. Noddled vegetables are all the rage right now, so you should find them in a trendy grocery store. If you can’t, you can use a mandolin and julienne them or just cut them as long and thin as you can.
Recipe Dedicated to Dorothy
I have a dear friend, Dorothy, who is always looking for recipes that include beets, so this one is for you D!
Recipe inspired by Emeril Lagasse’s Onion and Pepper Smothered Round Steak