Are You Hungry?

My mom – even up until her second from last day of life – was always concerned about people eating:  “You hungry?  Did you eat? Do you want to take some food home with you?”  Even when she could barely speak, she told me to “take some cookies home.”  A few years ago, as a Christmas present to my family members, I made a bound cookbook of my mom’s recipes called, “In the Kitchen With Millie.”  My idea is to include one of these recipes in each chapter of the book.  I’ll give you all a preview with one of my childhood favorites:  Ketchup Steak!  Though I’m a vegetarian now, I can still taste this.  I loved it!  And it’s just about the easiest thing in the world to make.  Simple Midwestern cooking at its finest.  Enjoy!

Millie’s Ketchup Steak

1 lb. Round or Sirloin Steak
1 Green Pepper (Chopped)
1 Onion (Chopped)
16 oz.  Bottle Of Ketchup

Trim fat from steak and cut into 1/2 by 1/4 inch strips.  Brown meat in oil.  Remove from pan.  Put in 1 green pepper, chopped, and 1 onion, chopped.  Saute, then put meat back in pan.  Add almost full bottle of ketchup.  Cover and cook for about 45 minutes.  If you think it’s too thick, add just a little water.

Serve over egg noodles.

Yummmmm!!!  And the kids love it, too!

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