Cast Iron Cooking
What was your favorite Christmas present? My favorite present was an enamel covered cast iron pot. I decided to give it a try last night and here is what resulted. The great thing about these pots is that you are supposed to do everything in one pot, and you can!!
Rinse and halve 1 lb. of fresh mushrooms and slice 1 onion. Put your cookware on a large burner on a high setting. Melt 4 tbsp. of butter and saute mushrooms and onions for 3 minutes.
Remove from pot and set aside. Keep the pot on the burner. Melt the 2 tbsp. butter. Cut beef into 1/4 inch thick stripes and brown on both sides in the pot about 5 minutes. Add cubed potatoes if desired.
Add 1 1/2 cups of beef broth (you can create your own with beef boulion cubes). Bring it to a boil, reduce heat, cover and let is simmer for 40 minutes.
Add mushrooms and onions back in. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.