BRAISED CHUCK STEAKS WITH SAVORY LENTILS

Braised Chuck Steaks with Savory Lentils --
 
  • Total Recipe Time: 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours
  • Makes 4 to 6 servings

INGREDIENTS

  1. 2 pounds beef chuck blade steaks, cut 3/4 to 1 inch thick
  2. 2-1/4 cups water
  3. 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  4. 2 bay leaves
  5. 1 cup uncooked lentils, rinsed
  6. 2 small carrots, diced
  7. 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

INSTRUCTIONS FOR BRAISED CHUCK STEAKS WITH SAVORY LENTILS

  1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place beef steaks in skillet; brown evenly. Pour off drippings; season with salt and pepper, as desired.
  2. Add water, onion and bay leaves to skillet; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1-1/4 hours. Add lentils, carrots and cumin to skillet; return to a boil. Continue simmering, covered, 30 to 45 minutes or until lentils and beef are fork-tender. Discard bay leaves.
  3. Carve steaks into thin slices. Serve with lentils. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
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