Steak is Great Baked With Apples 
Steak is Great Baked With Apples 

Just like pork, steak bakes well with apples and spices. Baking makes the meat and apple slices moist and tender, with a mild hint of fall. 

To complement the seasonal tastes, serve with mashed sweet potatoes made with a dab of butter, brown sugar, and salt and pepper. Add a steamed green veggie and it’s a balanced meal.

Baked Steak Strips with Apples

• 3 Granny Smith organic apples, sliced 
• 5 ml (1 tsp) water
• 15 ml (1 tbsp) pure vanilla extract
• 15 ml (1 tbsp) packed brown sugar
• 1 ml (1/4 tsp) cinnamon 
• Pinch (1/8 tsp) nutmeg
• 2-4 cross rib steak strips, beef chuck shoulder 2.5 cm (1-inch) thick
• 5 ml (1 tsp) olive oil
• Dash salt and pepper
• 1.5 litre (1.5 qt) baking or casserole dish
• Aluminum foil
• Meat thermometer

Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 180° C (350° F).

Step 2: Wash apples, towel dry, and thinly slice with the peel left on. Place the apple slices, water, vanilla, brown sugar, and spices in a baking or casserole dish. Mix the apples together and position them to cover the bottom of the dish.

Step 3: Place the meat on a plate and cover all over with olive oil, salt and pepper. 

Step 4: In a large frying pan over medium heat, sear each side of the meat until it is slightly brown (approximately 1 minute per side). 

Step 5: Place the meat among the apple slices in the baking or casserole dish. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil, and carefully move a few apple slices with a fork to cover the top of the meat. Cook uncovered for an additional 10 minutes or until the meat thermometer reaches the desired doneness (rare, medium, or medium-well). Don’t over-cook. Remember that meat continues to cook for several minutes after being removed from the oven. 

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