Once in a blue moon, we like cube steaks and I wanted them prepared some way other than being smothered in gravy ~ you know: chicken fried steak. That’s when Rotel tomatoes with green chiles came on the scene.
First, here’s a little Rotel tomato trivia:
Carl Roettele, a Texan and a vegetable packer in the 1940’s, started canning his own version of tomatoes, green chiles and spices. He decided on the name “Ro*tel” as he thought no one would ever be able to remember or pronounce his real name if printed on the label.
Mr. Roettele’s tomatoes were an instant hit; appearing on supper tables all over Texas and by 1956 had spread to supper tables in Arkansas and Oklahoma. In 1992, American Home Food Products bought the Roettele family’s business and ten years later; in 2002, Con Agra became the owner of Rotel tomatoes. It’s still the same product as when Carl started production of it and if you’ve never tried it, it’s the perfect ingredient to include in a recipe like this one. It gives the cube steak and mushrooms a zesty, spicy tomato flavor.
See if this doesn’t become a family favorite in your house!
Cube Steak with Diced Tomatoes and Mushrooms
1 tablespoon Canola oil
4 beef cube steaks
¼ cup flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 (10-ounces) can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles
1 onion, chopped
1 pound sliced mushrooms
1 cup water
1 tablespoon corn starch
Pour oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat.
On a plate, combine flour salt and pepper.
Dredge meat in flour mixture.
Brown cube steaks for a minute or two on each side.
Transfer meat to a plate and set aside.
Add tomatoes, onions and mushrooms to skillet and cook until onion is tender, about 2-3 minutes.
Add corn starch to the water and pour into tomato mushroom mixture in skillet.
Bring to a boil for a minute, stirring constantly.
Lower heat to medium-low.
Return cube steaks to the skillet, top with the sauce and cover with a lid.
Simmer until meat is tender and sauce thickens, about 20 minutes.
Serve with mashed potatoes or noodles.
It’s quick, it’s good and it’s easy!
Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog @My Kind of Cooking for great tips, recipes.
P.S. I'm not "pushing" Rotel; just my opinion.