Explanation: Hi ATS hungry viewers!
Tonight I went to my local shops [woolworths] and I had very limited funds [$21.oo] and most of my funds were for a packet of smokes [$13.25] so I had
to be very picky about what I bought!
At home I already had several tins of potatoes and a whole bag of onions PLUS olive oil and a baking tray.
NOTE: I ALWAYS have aluminium (tin) foil!
I bought the following aside from the packet of smokes ...
1 plastic bag cost: $0.15
2lts Milk [for my coffee] cost: $2.oo
Chuck Steak [300grams aprox] cost: $2.55
Premade Gravy [on special] cost: $2.25
Total cost [inc smokes] cost $20.20
And here is how OL cooked the steak up ...
Preheat [fanforced oven] to 150C
Line baking tray with foil.
Oil tray lightly with olive oil.
Drain tin of potatoes ... cutting big ones in half or thirds.
Cut 1 small onion into slices.
Place chuck steak on baking tray, to one side, and flip it over [this oils both sides].
Place potatoes and sliced onion onto tray in other side away from steak.
Turn oven up to 200C and put tray in top of oven.
Set timer for 25mins.
At 25min mark ... I noticed there was a lot of fluid in bottom of tray that had come out of the onion and the steak.
I carefully drained that off [OL recommends scooping it out with a spoon ..but I just carefully tilted tray into kitchen sink and that worked ... I
did not try remove every last drop and I recommend leaving a small amount of juice]
I used pair of tongs to turn the steak over and I used a spatula to turn the onions and potatoes.
Set timer for 10mins, close oven and wait.
At 5mins to go I cut the corner off the premade gravy packet and I microwaved it for 1min and then let it cool and rest for few mins.
When the oven timer went off, I turned the oven off and I immediately plated up my food covering onions and potatoes in gravy.
I added a little salt and pepper to season my steak.
The steak was very tender and very yummy!
Personal Disclosure: Next time I may try roll the chuck steak into a roast form and see how that goes.
But for less than $10 I had a full oven baked meal that tasted awesome.
If anybody tries this method I would be very interested in reading your opinionsand critisms etc.