Last week, Jason made a headboard for me and also renovated my bathroom. After hours and hours of manual labor, he needed a real dinner. Not my Jennie-O Turkey Burgers and veggies. He needed some real meat!
So I grabbed some minute steak out of my deep freeze and started searching for the perfect sandwich. (Aside: The quarter-cow I bought back in July is still feeding our family! Talk about an investment!!!) I checked a few sites and stumbled upon the Marlboro Man Sandwich at Pioneer Woman.
Here is the thing about Pioneer Woman. She cooks using very basic ingredients. Every recipe has a minimum of a stick of butter which negates the need for a billion ingredients with flavor. Butter is good. If there are a ton of ingredients to any one of her recipes, they are usually spices and sauces...and always a stick of butter. Easy enough. You can also have a guarantee that if Pioneer Woman included the recipe on her cooking blog, it is worth making and will be a fast crowd-pleaser.
But, what I don't understand is how she so tiny and cute??? I have decided that she does not ever eat her own food. She spends the day eating salads. Maybe she munches on a apple every now and then. But does she mean to convince me that she actually ATE a Marlboro Man Sandwich???? Wait until you see how we make it. Then decide whether that sandwich matches this cute tiny little woman.
Now her husband, Marlboro Man, spent the day outside farming and earned every last ounce of butter in his Sandwich. Jason also earned every last bit of butter. I...did not. But did I eat a sandwich???? YOU BETCHA!!! And it was glorious.
Here's how you make it:
■ 1 whole Large (or 2 Small) Onions
■ 2 sticks Butter (See what I mean??? We only used 1 stick for the whole recipe.)
■ 2 pounds (to 3 Pounds) Cube Steak (tenderized Round Steak That's Been Extra Tenderized)
■ Lawry's Seasoned Salt (or Similar Seasoned Salt)
■ ½ cups (approximately) Worcestershire Sauce
■ 4 whole French/deli Rolls (I just popped a Pillsbury Italian Loaf in the oven)
Slice the onions and cook in a two tablespoons of butter
I could just eat this without the meat. YUM!!
Slice the steak meat and season with Season All.
Put the onions aside and throw two more tablespoons of butter in the pan over high heat. If you worked out today, go ahead and throw three tablespoons in. You earned it, right?
Add the meat in a single layer. Cook it for a minute, flip it over and cook for one minute more.
Add 1/2 cup of Worcestershire sauce and 1 tablespoon of butter. Add cooked onions and stir.
So simple! And soooo delicious.
I stirred the leftovers into baked pototoes the next day and it was amazing.
Okay, I just want to put it out there that perhaps Pioneer Woman exercises perfect self-control and only eats a small portion of the sandwich. Perhaps. However, after tasting the sandwich...I doubt it.