Friday, January 21, 2011

Steak sandwiches & No Bake Cookies

I am getting tired of the same old stuff to eat.  Needed a change.  I decided to go online and look for some new ideas, going to be trying a couple of new recipes this week (Asian Sesame noodles w/ chicken, and Cheese souffle (yikes a little nervous about this one...).  Also decided to get some inspiration at the grocery store.  They had some yummy steak on sale this week and it hit me... Why not make some steak sandwiches with sauteed green peppers, onions & topped with butter sauteed mushrooms.... yummy... I love these they are so good....
In my online journies saw some no bake cookie variaties... I love my recipe so I decided to post my recipe.... People always compliment me on these cookies and they couldn't be any easier.  In about a total of about 5 minutes from start to finish you couldn't ask for any easier thing to make... yummmm

(Serves 2-3)

Steak Sandwiches

1 1lb steak ( I used sirloin)
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 green pepper, thinly sliced
2-3 Tbls. butter
1 T. oil
1 small package of sliced mushrooms ( I used baby bella)
Hoagie/Sub buns sliced almost in half to hold fillings
cheese optional

seasonings for crusting the steak ( I used seasoned salt, pepper, montreal steak seasoning,paprika, onion & garlic powder)

Sandwich sauce (to serve with the sandwich)

1/3 cup mayo
2 Tbls ketchup
1 tsp mustard
couple splashes hot sauce
splash of worchester sauce

Mix ingredients together and serve on the side with the sandwich.

Preheat oven  to 400 degrees. In small bowl mix seasonings.  In large oven safe frying pan place oil heating pan.  Sprinkle both sides of steak with seasoning mix patting into steak.  Place steak in frying pan and saute until golden brown on both sides.  While steak is browning on both sides, place a little oil into another frying pan, add sliced onions & peppers.  Add salt & pepper. If steak is browned on both sides (should only take 2-3 minutes per side) place steak in oven for about 7 minutes.    In another small frying pan place butter melting, add mushrooms.  Stir onions & peppers and mushrooms cooking until they are done.  When mushrooms are done salt & pepper them.  Take steak out of oven and it should be pink in the middle.  Place aluminum foil over steak and let rest for 5 minutes. 

Turn broiler on.  Place buns on baking sheet and broil until light brown.  (should only take about 1-2) minutes WATCHING CAREFULLY so they don't burn.  On cutting board place steak.  Slice very thinly across the grain.  On buns place steak, topping with green peppers and mushrooms.  Add cheese if desired and replace under broiler to melt cheese if desired.  Serve with steak sauce on side....

No bake cookies

1 stick butter
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 Tbls cocoa
1 hershey bar broken into pieces
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 cups oatmeal
1 tsp vanilla

In saucepan place butter, sugar, milk, cocoa & hershey bar (I keep mine in the freezer and break them inside their package on the counter before adding them, easier than chopping them up).  Bring mixture to rolling boil, boil for 1-2 minutes.  Add peanut butter and vanilla, melting peanut butter.  TURN OFF heat.  Add oatmeal and drop onto waxed paper lined counter by spoonfuls.  Let set about an hour and enjoy.

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