Shaker Recipe of the Month

Church Family Kitchen - Hancock Shaker Village
Kitchen of the Church Family, Hancock Shaker Village
Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly, September 1873

October 2016

Country Steak

2 1/2 to 3 lbs. round steak,
1 3/4” thick
1/2 cup onions, chopped
1/2 cup all purpose flour 1/2 cup celery, chopped
1 tsp. salt 1 tbsp. worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. pepper 1/2 cup tomato catsup
6 whole cloves 2 cups beef stock, or 2 cups water to 2 beef bouillon cubes
2 tbsps. or more of shortening

Beat flour into steak, first one side and then the other. Use the edge of a heavy saucer or meat pounder. Put shortening in heavy skillet and heat. Brown steak on both sides in hot fat. Put all ingredients over steak. Cover tightly and bake in oven at 350 for two or more hours, until tender. Steak should be checked every hour to keep from becoming dry. Add more boiling stock or water when necessary.

Other Shaker recipes can be found in Shaker Cook Book, by Caroline Piercy and Arthur Tolve (Bowling Green, Ohio, Gabriel’s Horn Publishing Co., 1984). Used by permission.

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