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I promise I haven’t abandoned you all, but life is once again just a little overwhelming (I know…what else is new?). This week will provide some answers for us in terms of a few huge changes that could be happening, so I think I will be glad when this week is over. 🙂 This also means that I have been pretty stressed the last few weeks and, as most people do, in times of stress, I turn to food for comfort.
Especially comfort food.
What’s more comforting than meat cooked slowly with a bunch of vegetables and seasonings, served over a giant mound of mashed potatoes? Not much, in my mind (aside from chocolate, maybe :)). I love Swiss steak because the ingredients are simple, I usually have them on hand, and it’s pretty brainless to make. Meaning that even in my sleep-deprived state, I can still manage to get it on the table in an edible state.
Simple Swiss Steak
Mix arrowroot together with salt and pepper and combine with stew meat. Pound the arrowroot mixture into the meat until it's well covered.
Heat ghee in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat and brown the stew meat in the hot fat in batches.
Add the tomatoes, basil, oregano, garlic, onion, celery, and carrot. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
Cover and bake at 350 for 1 hour.
Adapted from The New Cookbook