Easy Weeknight Dinner
I love minute steaks, but I have a really hard time finding them. I used to find them years ago at Safeway every time I went grocery shopping, but I have not seen them in a really long time.
The other day we were at a different Safeway than usual (because we were in a different area of Calgary for a doctor’s appointment) and I figured I might as well check (because I always check) and I was delighted to find several packages of minute steak in their meat section. I knew exactly what I was going to make with them, too! Bruschetta Minute Steaks, one of my favourite meals. I already had all the ingredients I needed at home except for a box of stuffing mix, so I grabbed one while I was out.
I found this recipe in one of my Kraft What’s Cooking magazines that used to be delivered several times a year. I still have a few of these magazines that I have kept, and I miss receiving them quarterly.
I used to make this recipe for my oldest when he was little, so it was probably 15 years ago or so that I first saw it.
Bruschetta Minute Steaks Recipe
You can find the original recipe here. When I can’t find minute steaks (which is almost always) I’ve made this using boneless chicken breast and just adjusted the cooking time accordingly. And yes, I use store brand products instead of the brand name. I’m on a budget!
- 1 package of boxed stuffing mix
- 1 or 2 large tomatoes, chopped (I only used 1)
- 1/2 large bell pepper, finely chopped (any colour will do, but it looks nicer to use something other than red to contrast with the tomato)
- 1/4 cup Zesty Italian Salad Dressing
- 1 tbsp oil
- 4 boneless beef minute steaks
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Prepare the stuffing according to the directions on the box
- Combine the tomatoes, peppers and salad dressing
- Season the steaks lightly with onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper
- In a large fry-pan (with lid), heat oil. Add the steaks and cook until lightly browned on both sides
- Top each steak with the vegetable mixture, then the stuffing, and finally the cheese
- Cover, and simmer on medium-low heat for about 5 minutes or until the steak is cooked through and the cheese has melted
I served with boiled potatoes and carrots, and sautéed mushrooms and green pepper. There was extra tomatoes and pepper left over (Thomas didn’t want that on his minute steak) so I served that on the side as well.
The minute steaks were almost $15, so the total cost for dinner was about $22 (which is higher than my usual dinner budget of $15 or less).
For more Kraft What’s Cooking recipes, you can visit Kraft Canada here. Happy cooking!
Andrea resides in Calgary, Alberta, and is the proud mom to five boys between the ages of 7-22. Running mainly on coffee and sarcasm, in her spare time she enjoys listening to Canadian Rock, watching Calgary Flames hockey, reading YA Dystopian novels, binge watching 90s television on Netflix, and entering contests.
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