The Perfect Steak In 8 Easy Steps

Last night, I ate beef stew dumplings jamie oliver at Esplanade mall in Bangkok, Thailand with one of my Thai friends. She's been raving about Santa Fe Steak, a Thai chain restaurant, for a while and wanted me to try it. Promoted as an American-style steak house, it's become popular in Bangkok for steak and western food lovers who like the food but don't want to pay the normal Bangkok high prices. So, intrigued, I agreed to eat there with here and I'm thrilled that I did.

Cut the buns in half and take some of the bread out from inside, to give you more space for the fillings. Toast both halves of the bread in a skillet and spread some mayonnaise over both sides. Arrange some meat and vegetables on one half. You can choose from grilled slow cooked beef braising steak, fried chorizo, slow-cooked pulled beef, pulled pork or shredded chicken. Grilled onions and mushrooms are a tasty vegetarian option.

This recipe serves four people. If you want to use beef, tenderloin is good. Alternatively, you can use a tougher cut like stewing steak and simmer the soup for a longer time. If you prefer pork, try bacon or belly pork.

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Looking at the ingredients, I love that the first ingredient I see is beef, and the second is onions. I feel this is a healthy meal, and it fits into my low calorie and low fat counts for the day. The bag contains four 3 ounce servings, and each serving has only 60 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, zero grams of trans fat, 15 mg of cholesterol, 340 mg sodium, 2 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar, and 5 grams of protein. Of course you have to add in the calories and fat grams of your bread, but this is still a fairly healthy meal. I even like the steak slices served on the Oroweat Thin Slice breads.

This recipe is very easy to adjust to your liking. If you want to add other ingredients, that is fine. Some people enjoy tomatoes in their beef stew. My family prefers it without, and that is why I did not include tomatoes. Some people do not like peas, but I love the flavor and color they add to the stew. Some people throw in a bit of chopped celery, which is something I do from time to time.

Try to avoid opening the lid. When you open the lid of a crock pot, you let out the steam and moisture, braising boneless beef ribs this will change your cooking time (by as much as 20 minutes). It's important to follow the recipe closely, add each ingredient when the recipe calls for it - and then leave your slow cooker alone!