Today is National Agriculture Day. I'm reminded of a bumpersticker from years ago that said, "If you eat, you are involved in agriculture!" To that end (eating), here's a quick, easy beef recipe that's been a favorite at Rock Hills Ranch for years:
Steak au jus (makes 6 servings, 180 calories each)
1 3/4 pound steak, about 1" thick. I've used all cuts with good results
3 oz. can mushrooms, drained (this is optional)
1 garlic clove, minced
1 Tbsp. worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
freshly ground pepper
parsley for garnish
Slice steak into 1/4. inch slices–easy to do if it's partially frozen
arrange in a 12×8 inch pan
place mushrooms on top
sprinkle with other ingredients (if using a tougher cut, marinate the meat in this for 1/2 hour)
cover with foil and bake 1 hour at 350 degrees
remove foil and bake 15 miinutes more, basting occasionally.
The meat will make it's own juice.
I serve it with potatoes and a green salad.