The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond. Last year, I wrote about one of our favorites, the Comfort Meatballs. This dish continues to be the most requested by my son. However, PW's Marlboro Man Sandwiches have inched their way up in rank as well.
1 large onion
3/4 stick butter
4-6 cube steaks
1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
deli rolls 4-6
Start by slicing the onion. Melt 1/4 stick of butter in large skillet and add in the onion. Cook for about 5 minutes, until soft and light brown. Remove from pan and set aside. While the onion is cooking, slice each cube steak against the grain into 1/2 inch strips. Generously sprinkle with seasoned salt and pepper. Add 2 Tablespoons of butter to skillet and turn up the heat. Add enough meat to make a single layer and cook for 1 to 2 minutes without stirring. Flip with a spatula and cook the other side for another minute. Remove to a plate and continue with the rest of the meat. Return all the meat and onions to the skillet. Pour in the Worcestershire sauce and a few dashes of Tabasco (according to your tastes). Also add in another 2 Tablespoons of butter. Simmer over low heat for a few minutes to warm through. Cut each roll in half (toast if you want) and spoon some of the meat mixture and juices over one half and top with the other.
Turns out, the website version of the recipe and the cookbook are slightly different. The website recipe does not include lemon pepper. More specifically, it does not include rancid lemon pepper. I had made the dish with really old lemon pepper that must have reacted in a very negative way with the Worcestershire sauce. I had to work up the courage to try this recipe again, but I have never added in lemon pepper again. My family forgave me and they happily eat the Marlboro Man Sandwiches every time I make them now. However, before they take their first bite, they always ask, "Did you put rancid lemon pepper in them this time?" Which reminds me... it's probably time to go through the spice cabinet soon and do a little maintenance. Do you have any recipe horror stories? Please tell me I am not the only one? Please?