Creamy mushroom and pepper steak is the most delicious childhood meal I ever had growing up. It was one of those meals my mom threw together one night that ended up becoming a family tradition. It was the meal all moms make at one point or another. A meal you accidentally created while standing in front of the fridge. This ladies and gentlemen is EXACTLY what happened here. I can remember my mom standing in front of our black fridge, probably thinking that making chicken fried steak was just too difficult after working all day. Now let’s all be real here for a moment, cooking chicken fried anything on a Wednesday night is too much work. Even for this stay-at-home mommy of one you won’t see me making chicken fried steak on a Wednesday!
Just imagine with me as my mom, all five foot five of herself is standing in front of our old black fridge, thinking to her self,“how am I going to feed these kids?” Then she probably took out everything that she had that was about to go bad in the fridge and began to experiment. Normally my mother in the kitchen experimenting is not a good idea. Bless her soul she can make AMAZING desserts and some mean baked chicken with french fries (mmmm….her french fries). But experimenting… eh she usually left that up to my dad.
I remember the first time we ever had this creamy mushroom and pepper steak meal. I was in high school, probably my freshmen or sophomore year. I know I still had braces (eggghhhh) and I was working at the Brookshires and was on the swim team. I could eat my way through Texas if you let me back then. I am not kidding. I could eat more than a line backer on Super Bowl Sunday and still have room for dessert. Looking back feeding me must have been the hardest obstacle to accomplish for my parent. I was ALWAYS hungry. I could easily wolf down a family pack of pork chops with all the sides with zero problems.
Oh to be fifteen again…
But that night she experimented and I couldn’t have been happier with her concoction! It turned out marvelously. A hearty meal that could easily fill my empty pit of a stomach in one serving. Leaving enough behind for left overs for my after school snack. I do have to say though for some reason every time we seem to eat this creamy mushroom and pepper steak meal I am either missing my mom, my is visiting or Dolly Parton is on T.V. hanging out in a whore house in Texas.
- 2 TBSP of Milk
- 2 Cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup
- 2 lbs. of Cube Steak
- 2 Green Bell Peppers; Sliced
- 2 Medium Yellow Onions; Sliced
- 8 Button Mushrooms; Sliced
- 4 TBSP of Extra Virgin Olive Oil; Divided
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- White Rice
- 1. Season cube steak with equal parts of salt and pepper. Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat. Add cube steak to hot oil and cook until each side is browned. Remove from pan and set aside.
- 2. In the same pan add remaining olive oil, mushrooms, peppers and onions. Season the veggies with salt and pepper if desired.
- 3. While those are cooking, begin cooking your white rice as instructed on the box. You can also slice your cube steak at this time.
- 4. Once your bell peppers have softened add cube steak back to pan. Then add your milk and two cans of cream of mushroom soup. Cook until mushroom soup becomes incorporated and turns into a creamy sauce.
- 5. Once everything has finished cooking plate rice and then add mushroom and pepper steak mixture on top. Then serve.
- Great tip: Best served with green beans or roasted squashes.