I've been excited to feature this Spanish Steaks recipe from my great- great-grandmother Nellie's journal. The recipe was something she clipped in 1935 from the Chicago Tribune and then pasted into her journal. She gave the page a handwritten title (Spanish Steaks) and a page number. That is how her entire journal is laid out - with handwritten titles, a combination of handwritten, typed, and clipped recipes, and every page has a page number. The front of the book includes an index as well. SO ORGANIZED!
I've been eyeing this recipe for a while but wanted fresh pimiento pepper and not something pickled or from a jar. So I asked my mother if she could grow some for me - just for this recipe. Of course she did, from seed, and they are finally ready!
I hope you enjoy this as much as great- grandmother Nellie. It must have made an impact on her for her to clip and paste it into her journal.
I've put an * by the items I can purchase at my Illinois farmers market.
1/2 pound ground beef*
1/2 pound ground veal
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup bread crumbs*
1 beaten egg*
1 tablespoon chopped green pepper*
1 chopped pimiento*
1/8 cup minced onion*
Pre-heat the broiler.
Mix together the ground beef, ground veal, milk, breadcrumbs and beaten egg.
To the meat mixture add the salt, peppers, and onion.
Shape into large flat cakes.
Broil directly under the broiler for about five minutes on either side.
Serve with thick broiled slices of tomato.
Serving size: 2 steaks