Try these, they are easy and good. My grandmother used to make these “food stretchers” back in the depression days. They still work today.
Steak & Weenies
1-round steak-cut in bite sized pieces
1-bottle Heinz catsup 20 oz or larger-anykind will do, but Heinz has the best flavor
4 to 6 hot dogs-sliced
2 TBS oil
Brown steak on both sides in heated oil. Add sliced onions & simmer another 10 mins. Add ketchup-rinse bottle with a small amount of water-about 1/4 cup, and add that too and stir. Cover & simmer on low till steak is tender-about 1 to 1-1/2 hrs. Add sliced hot dogs & cook an additional 10 mins till they plump.
Stir a few times during cooking.
NOTE: If steak is thick, beat it with a tenderizer mallet. Add more ketchup if not tasty enough for you, but don’t add any more water. The condensation from the lid will produce enough.
Goes good over plain boiled potatoes. I always serve it with green beans and a red leaf lettuce & dark red kidney bean salad with vinegar & oil, and Vienna bread & butter.
Here’s another stretcher.
1-round steak cut in bite sized pieces
1-large onion sliced
1-large green onion - chopped
1-can diced tomatoes
Dredge steak in a little flour with salt & pepper added to it. Heat up enough oil to cover the bottom of your fry pan (large pay) & when hot-not burning add the steak pieces to slightly brown 'em. Some will stick, but that’s ok 'cause cooking will get up all the stuck flour. Add the onions, green pepper, and tomatoes. Stir it up cover & simmer 1 to 1-1/2hrs. The steak gets pretty tender this way.
Try using some of the newer canned tomatoes that are flavored…like onion & garlic and green pepper etc.
Love this over mashed potatoes. Serve corn or green beans, or any veggie you like, a good salad and of course Vienna bread & butter.
Hope you try these. Don’t be put off by the ketchup recipe if you don’t like ketchup. It cooks down and is very flavorful. If you do try them, I’d like your feedback.