Friday, November 26, 2010

Beef Tips and Noodles

This is one of my all time favorite recipes.  My mom made it when I was growing up and my husband and I enjoy it over and over :-)  It is so yummy!

Place 1 ½ cups flour, 1 teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper in a plastic bag. Add 2 pounds sirloin steak cut into small pieces, shake in bag. (Often, I just buy the stew meat because it is cheaper and, it simmers for a long time so it does get tender.  You could use almost any cut of beef for this though.)

 Brown the floured steak cubes in ¼ cup margarine for about 15 minutes
  Add: 1 small chopped onion, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 14-oz can beef broth, 1 tablespoon parsley, 1 teaspoon basil, salt and pepper to taste.
 Mix well, cover and simmer over low heat for 1 ½ hours, stirring once in awhile

 Instead of letting it simmer in the pan - I've learned to pour it carefully into a cockpot and let it cook on low for 2-4 hours.  The meat gets sooooo tender by doing this!  Plus, you don't have to remember to stir it :-)
We liked it served over egg noodles but you could also serve it over rice.