Who said you needed a chicken or a turkey to give you the excuse for stuffing? Here is a recipe for stuffed steak. My Mom used to make this for us when we were kids. It is supposed to look like a duck. I don’t think it looks anything like a duck, but it is good! Nice with mashed potatoes and peas.
Mock Duck (Stuffed Steak)
- 1 1/2 pounds round steak about 3/4 inch thick
- 1 1/2 cups soft breadcrumbs
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter first amount
- 1 cup boiling water
- 2 tablespoons melted butter 2nd amount
- 2 1/2 tablespoons flour
- 1/3 cup cold water
- Pound the steak with a meat pounder to tenderize and flatten it.
- Mix the breadcrumbs, parsley, thyme, salt, pepper, onion and 1 1/2 tablespoons of melted butter together to make a stuffing.
- Spread the stuffing mixture, like a log, down the center of the steak. Bring the sides of the steak around the stuffing, so that you have a tube (like a stuffed cannelloni).
- Tie the steak tube so that it stays in shape. Place in a small roasting pan. Mix the boiling water and remaining butter, and pour over the "duck".
- Cover and bake at 325 degrees F. for 2 1/2 hours. Remove to a platter.
- To make gravy, pour the pan juices into a small saucepan. Make a paste with the flour and cold water and whisk into the saucepan. Heat and stir until thickened. Makes 4 to 6 servings.