I was recently offered the chance to review the new Progresso Recipe Starter and I chose to try the Creamy Portabella Mushroom selection. I generally make most of my recipes from scratch—but, there are times when time and my lack of interest in kitchen tasks leave me seeking faster, flavorful alternatives. After scanning through recipe ideas on the Progresso.com website, I thought that the flavors in the Progresso Creamy Portabella Recipe Starter would work nicely with a round steak in a creamy variation of my usual, oven baked Swiss steak recipe.
With only a handful of ingredients, this Swiss steak was in the oven in minutes—and turned out delicious.
Ingredients for Oven Baked Swiss Steak using Progresso Creamy Portobella Mushroom Recipe Starter:
1 Can Progresso Creamy Portobella Mushroom Recipe Starter
1 Large Yellow Onion, sliced into rings and separated
1 c. Celery, diced
1 8oz. Package Portabella or White Mushrooms, sliced
1 clove of Garlic, minced
2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
½ tsp. Black Pepper
1 Beef Round Steak, trimmed and cut into 6-8 serving sized portions
½ c. Flour for browning the steak (if desired—I skip this step)
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil for browning (if desired—I skip this step)
Instructions for Oven Baked Swiss Steak using Progresso Creamy Portobella Mushroom Recipe Starter:
Preheat oven and prepare round steak. Preheat oven to 350. If desired, dredge both sides of each round steak piece in flour. Heat oil in Dutch oven and fry steak pieces until golden brown on both sides. I skip this step to cut out the extra fat. The cooking sauce actually takes on the appearance and texture of gravy—so, I don’t really need the flour coating. If you opt to brown the meat, I would blot away some of the excess oil before moving to the next step.
Place ingredients into a large Dutch Oven. Add the steak, onion, celery and mushrooms to aDutch Oven. In a small mixing bowl, combine the Progresso Creamy Portabella Mushroom Recipe Starter, the garlic, the Worcestershire sauce and the black pepper. Pour the mixture evenly over the steak and vegetables.
Cover and bake. Cover with a lid or aluminum foil and bake until the steak pieces are tender—about an hour and a half.
Serve. We serve with mashed potatoes, green beans, and dinner rolls. It is a quick, easy recipe for a weekend dinner that packs a lot of flavor. The girls loved the cooking sauce—especially as gravy for the mashed potatoes.
The Progresso Creamy Portabella Mushroom Recipe Starter was a hit in this recipe. I will admit that, like most other canned and processed foods, it was a bit higher in sodium than I would like—but, as an occasional meal helper, I would use it again. I’m thinking that next time I will try the Basil Parmesan Chicken Pasta.
For more recipe ideas and information about the Progresso Recipe Starters—check out Progresso.com.
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