(I posted this recipe last Thanksgiving. My grandmother died in December, so I updated the recipe history before posting today. I will be making this recipe for Thanksgiving dinner in a few days.)
My grandfather, Eldon, was quite a character. He was raised in the Sandhills of Nebraska and worked as a cattle rancher for many years. While a golden brown, roast turkey is the centerpiece of most traditional Thanksgiving dinners, my grandpa refused to eat poultry.
He always said, "There is a reason it is called 'fowl.'"
My grandfather died five years ago, only six weeks after doctors diagnosed him with colon and liver cancer. My grandmother, Elaine, passed right before Christmas last year. Although both of them are gone, some of the traditions they established live on in our family. At my grandparents' house, this dish was served every Thanksgiving beside the turkey. This year, the first Thanksgiving I will be hosting on my own, I will share both a traditional turkey and my grandfather's steak and dressing.
Most of time, I try to eat a vegetarian diet. I make an exception during the holidays.
The ingredients for the dressing. You can chop the herbs, onion, and celery days in advance.
The floured steak frying in the pan.
Browned steak in my Enamelware roasting pan. I LOVE this baking pan and use it all of the time!
Eldon's Steak and Dressing.
The blue and white marbling in the baking dish make it pretty enough for any table.
1. You can try to make this recipe with vegetarian meat substitutes and vegetable broth. Let me know how it goes!
Post your variation in the comments and I will add it to the recipe!
Come back tomorrow for What I Ate Wednesday and on Thanksgiving Day for Grandma Gladys' Apple Salad Recipe!