view sourceprint? 01 Ramblings from a Ranch Wife: Meat Eater Monday!

Random Thought:

"The darkest nights produce the brightest stars"

Monday, August 12, 2013

Meat Eater Monday!

I have been a single mom for 24 hours now.  The Cowboss left for Idaho yesterday morning to help his folks regroup after the fire outside Mountain Home destroyed all of their summer range.  (Story for another day)! I have to tell you, I was not made to be a single parent.  Within the first hour he was gone, I had cows out on the main road and fence to fix.  Got that taken care of and back home, and the boys found a bird with a broken wing that we had to save from the dogs.  Long story short, yesterday was a very long day!

On the upside though, it is really nice to not have to plan elaborate meals complete with meat and potatoes. I shouldn't admit this, but we had pancakes for breakfast!  We also slept in this morning (6:30, woohoo!), since there wasn't anyone stomping around downstairs making coffee at some ungodly hour.  While we aren't sure when the Cowboss will be home, we are all looking forward to his return.  We kind of like the guy!

One of the perks this morning is a little time to surf Pintrest and Facebook.  I found this picture on Pintrest and thought it was kind of fitting for a Meat Eater Monday!

Today's recipe features round steak, onions and cheese.  It may not be the healthiest meal you can make, it is one of the tastiest, and very pantry friendly with simple ingredients that most people have on hand most days.  It comes from the kitchen of one of the best cooks I know, my mom.

Baked Cheese Steak

3 lbs. Beef Round Steak (cut into single servings)
1 Sliced Onion
3/4 c. Grated American Cheese (I just use the individually wrapped slices)
1/2 c. Butter
Salt and Pepper to Taste


1.  Preheat oven to 300*.
2.  Place half of round steak in a casserole dish and dot with half of the butter.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper and layer with onions, then cheese.  Make second layer in the same order and cover with foil.
3.  Bake 1 1/2 hours or until meat is tender.

It's as simple as that!  What are some ways that you cook round steak that doesn't turn out tough as an old shoe?


  1. SO funny that you put that Pinterest picture on there, because my husband put that as his Facebook status yesterday! hahaha!

  2. I sure hope they get those fires in Idaho under control! Sheesh! been pounded by thunder and lightning! Saw that picture on American cattleman - too funny - too true. That cheese steak sounds yummy! Love cheese! and beef, but that goes without saying!

  3. Great recipe! Thank you for sharing, I made it for dinner last night. Loved by all the boys, they gobbled it down. And it was deliciously easy!