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How to Cook Stuffed Steak and Cauliflower Cheese

Updated on September 12, 2017
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L.M. Reid is an Irish writer who has published many articles. She has a keen interest in creating delicious recipes.

Steak Recipes
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Stuffed Steak and Cauliflower Cheese Recipes

Here I am going to share with you one of my favorite main meals.

I have given step-by-step instructions and included my own photos as I prepared this meal.

Ingredients
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Ingredients

  • Three large pieces of round, striploin or sirloin steak
  • Two large onions
  • Two medium tomatoes
  • Loaf of white bread
  • Parsley and mixed herbs
  • Oil
  • Six large potatoes
  • Carrots, Sprouts and Cauliflower
  • Small portion of cheese and milk
  • Tin foil/baking foil

How To Make Stuffing
How To Make Stuffing | Source

How to Make Homemade Stuffing

  1. Break up the bread in to small pieces. I used a small blender which is perfect for making breadcrumbs. Add the pieces of bread to the blender and turn into breadcrumbs.
  2. Add the parsley. Fresh is best for taste but if you are unable to buy this then use the dried parsley. I would use a full jar for a loaf of bread, It is all down to your preferred taste though. You can add a little more or less.
  3. Add the mixed herbs. I only add a tablespoon of these. But my sister adds the full jar. So it is up to you but if you are making stuffing for the first time I would be cautious and add less .
  4. Peal and cut up the onions into very small pieces.
  5. Add a little oil to a pot and add the onions. If the pot is small you can do this in two stages.
  6. Stir until the onions are moist and a little brown.
  7. Make a hole in the middle of the breadcrumbs and throw the onions into the dish.
  8. Cut up and slice the tomatoes into small pieces and add to the pot to heat. These only need about half a minute because you do not want them to go into mush. Add the tomatoes to the breadcrumbs and onions.
  9. Stir the ingredients together with a spoon. Mix in well making sure you have got to the breadcrumbs at the end of the bowl.

Homemade Stuffing Recipe
Homemade Stuffing Recipe | Source

Prepare the Roasting Dish

  1. Add a large piece of tin foil to the baking dish.
  2. Make sure you leave enough on either side so that you can fold it over the dish and seal.
  3. It is best to have a dish that is big enough so you can put the steak pieces flat on top of the stuffing.

Steak Recipe
Steak Recipe | Source

Preparation

Run the steak under the tap water and dry with a paper towel.

Add a teaspoon of oil to a pan and seal the meat.

Cook on both sides until the steak is sealed and brown. This only takes about twenty seconds on both sides. The reason this is done is to keep most of the meat juices from escaping into the stuffing. You do not want dry and tough steak.

Remove the Fat

I do not like eating the fat that is on the steak. But at this stage I leave it on the meat. There are two reasons for this. The juices and flavour from the fat can mix with the stuffing and it is so much easier to remove the fat once it is cooked.

If you have someone who likes eating this part of the steak then all the better.

  1. Add a layer of stuffing to the bottom of the roasting dish, approximately one inch. Some of the meat juices will collect here and you can later mix this part of the stuffing with the rest.
  2. Add the steak on top of the small amount of stuffing.
  3. Then add the remainder of the stuffing on top of the meat. This will cover the whole dish.
  4. Wrap over the tin foil and seal.
  5. Put the stuffed steak dish into a preheated oven.
  6. After ten minutes turn the oven temperature to 180 degrees centigrade or equivalent settings.
  7. Cook for one and half hours.
  8. Remove the dish and take out the steak and put on a plate. This is the time to remove any fat you do not want. It will fall off the meat. I let this go cold and then cut it up into tiny pieces. The birds love it!
  9. Using a large spoon mix in the stuffing by taking the bottom part which is moist and adding the higher drier part.
  10. Put the steak back into the dish. Cover the meat with the stuffing.
  11. Leave the tin foil off the stuffing this time and put back in the oven for a further half hour.

The cooking time depends on the amount of steak and the cooker you use. The times above are approximate.

  1. Take the dish out and test the steak, if the knife slides through it immediately then the stuffed steak is ready. If the meat feels hard then cook for another ten minutes.

Cooked Steak
Cooked Steak | Source

How to Cook Roast Potatoes

  1. Peal and wash the potatoes.
  2. Cut into reasonable sizes for your roast potatoes. I usually do four potato pieces for each person.
  3. Add a small amount of cooking oil to a dish and add the potatoes.
  4. Using your hands flip the potatoes around in the oil. This is to ensure each one has been covered in the cooking oil.
  5. They take about one hour to cook depending on how well done you like them. As you can see from the photos I like my roast potatoes very well done, brown and crispy.
  6. Put the dish containing the potatoes on the highest shelf in the oven. Your stuffed steak would be nearly cooked so this can be placed in the lowest shelf.

Homemade Roast Potatoes
Homemade Roast Potatoes | Source

Cauliflower Cheese Recipe

  1. Remove the leaves from the cauliflower.
  2. Cut it in half as this makes it easier to cut into small pieces.
  3. Place the florets of cauliflower on to the surface of a small oven dish.
  4. Grate some cheese over the top.
  5. It should be covered completely and then it depends how much cheese you prefer. I like to add quite a bit for the extra taste.
  6. Add some milk around the edges; do not let the milk hit the cheese. It should go up to three quarters of the cauliflower.
  7. Cauliflower Cheese takes forty minutes in the oven to cook.
  8. Make sure you time it to coincide with the cooking time of the rest of your dinner.

The portions I have cooked here in this photo is for two people because one of the dinner party does not like cauliflower.

When it is cooked you will have a tasty vegetable enhanced with melted cheese.

Cauliflower Cheese
Cauliflower Cheese | Source
Stuffed Steak Dinner.
Stuffed Steak Dinner. | Source

The name of the recipe is stuffed steak but the beauty of this dish is you can make it with cheaper cuts of beef too.

This is actually a recipe that my mother made for us years ago as one of our Sunday dinners. When I was younger most families could only afford a roast or main meat dish one day a week.

We would have roast and mashed potatoes and three vegetables with the Stuffed Steak. Mum could only afford Round Steak most of the time but occasionally she made it with strip loin or sirloin.

The better the meat the better the taste, but it is still really delicious when it is made with round steak. This is because the meat is cooked slowly and surrounded with stuffing.

It cooks with the juices mixed in with the onions and herbs.

The meat falls apart on the fork and has a distinctive taste.

I learnt a lot from my mother when I was younger and now I enjoy some really great homemade cooked dinners because of all her wonderful inventive recipes.

Homemade Cooking

Stuffed steak with roast potatoes, mash and vegetables is one of my favorite meat dishes. As you can see from the recipe above it is easy to prepare and cook.

I always prefer to make my meals from scratch because it is cheaper, more hygienic and tastes so much better.

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      L M Reid 3 years ago from Ireland

      It really does taste wonderful trusouldj, thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment

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      trusouldj 3 years ago from Indiana

      looks yummy.

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      L M Reid 4 years ago from Ireland

      Stuffed steak is really a very unique and wonderful way to cook this meat. Thank you Vacation Trip for your comments and vote

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Voted up for sharing these mouth watering recipe hub.

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      L M Reid 5 years ago from Ireland

      I am delighted you tried my recipe for cauliflower cheese and liked it. It is an easy and different way to cook cauliflower.

      You will love the stuffed steak too when you try it.

      Thank you for taking the time to leave such kind comments about my recipe and for the votes and share

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      2patricias 5 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      I printed this so that I could make the cauliflower cheese. It was really easy, as well as good, and I have added it to my Recipe Index for HubPages.

      The photos are very clear and helpful and now I plan to try to stuffed steak.

      Voted up and shared.

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      L M Reid 5 years ago from Ireland

      alocsin, It is a really nice way to eat steak. When you get time have a go you will not be disappointed. Thanks for the votes and sharing.

      Marcy, Glad I was able to give you a new idea for your cauliflower, as you can see it is really easy to cook and is delicious. I love roast potatoes, would not have a roast Sunday dinner without them! Thanks for the votes

      Rebecca, Yes I have never seen this recipe in a book and my mum says she doesn't know how she started cooking the steak like that. Must be an Irish recipe so!

      Brandym, yes a very different way to cook and eat steak. You will love it. Thanks for the vote and sharing

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      Brandym2012 5 years ago from PA

      Now that looks awesome! I definitely would love to try this recipe very soon. Voted up! Thanks for sharing.

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      This looks good! And such clear directions. I may have to pay a tribute to my Irish heritage and give it a try!

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      I'm going to try the cauliflower recipe right away! I have a huge head in the refrigerator and was trying to decide how to use it. This looks delicious! I also like your potato recipe. Comfort food, here I come!

      Voted up and useful!

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      This is not something I've ever had nor have seen here in Southern California. Sounds delicious -- the pictures add so much to the hub. Voting this Up and Useful. SHARED.

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      L M Reid 5 years ago from Ireland

      Brett thanks for reading and sharing. I would be lost without my home cooked roast dinners! We are having roast lamb and mint sauce, roast potatoes and mash with three veg for our Easter Sunday dinner tommorow.

      Hello Polly. Frying the meat before hand seals in the juices and flavour so yes I agree always the best way to cook it.

      thruthfornow if you get a chance I would recommend you cook your steak like this. It is really a very unique and lovely taste.

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      truthfornow 5 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      This seems like a great way to eat steak. Sometimes you get weary of the same ole same old. Voted up and useful. Great Job.

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      Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

      This looks delicious and I think there is a real secret to tasty meat to always fry it before baking if you want some great flavor. Thanks for all the great recipes!

      Polly

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Voted up, awesome and pinned. You have made me miss home cooked English dinners ... something I have not had for a long time.

      Thanks for SHARING.

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      L M Reid 5 years ago from Ireland

      sgbrown, yes I would say it would be delicious with venison too. Let me know how it tastes if you decide to cook it.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment and the votes

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      This looks soooo good! I have been looking for some different recipes. Because I don't buy much "beef", I use venison most of the time. I bet this would be wonderful. Voted up and awesome! Have a wonderful day! :)

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      L M Reid 5 years ago from Ireland

      When the steak is cooked with the stuffing it does make for a very unique taste. It is easy to make so give it a try Peggy and EclecticFusion. You will not be disappointed.

      Thank you both for leaving comments, the votes and for sharing

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Yummy! This looks delicious and I'm sure I'll be trying it in the near future! I've never heard of stuffed steak before, but it looks easy enough to do!

      Voted awesome, useful, and up! Thank you for sharing this with us!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      This sounds and looks delicious. I like all of the vegetables that you also serve with the meal. Thanks for the step by step photos. Up, useful and sharing this with my followers.

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      L M Reid 5 years ago from Ireland

      Yes this recipe is easy enough to make and well worth it for the taste. I always prefer my own homemade stuffing.

      Thanks livingpah and vespawoolf for taking the time to leave a comment and the votes

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      L M Reid 5 years ago from Ireland

      Love this recipe of stuffed steak. If fried on the pan steak can sometimes be tough. This recipe avoids that and gives you a tender melt in your mouth experience

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      This looks fabulous! I love stuffing and look forward to trying your recipes. Your photos and step-by-step instructions are great.

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      Milli 5 years ago from USA

      Looks delicious! Great recipe. Thanks for sharing it. Voted up!

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      L M Reid 5 years ago from Ireland

      This recipe has been handed down from my mother and all the family cook it regularly because the steak just melts in your mouth.

      rjsadowski and luminate thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.

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      luminate 5 years ago from Kansas

      One of the best hubs I've seen! Good job and keep it up please! :)

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      rjsadowski 5 years ago

      I love steak and I love stuffing and this is a great recipe.

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      L M Reid 5 years ago from Ireland

      oh I must admit I do love my meat! By covering the steak with the stuffing you do get a very unique taste.

      Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment Brainy Bunny

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      Brainy Bunny 5 years ago from Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

      We don't eat much red meat, but I may have to try this steak. Sounds delish!