Traditionally, you would use skirt steak and grill it. But, sometimes "skirt steak", as I like to call it, is a little pricey. So, I have been known to use round steak. Yes, it's not a typo, I said "Round Steak". Be sure to get a nice round steak that, when cut into strips, will feed at least five people and then build your menu from there for more people if needed.
When I was in my "tween" years, this was a special favorite of mine in the fall; it usually meant meatloaf sandwiches for lunch the next day! Somehow, it tasted all the more special the next day at school because everyone in the cafeteria wanted to know what you were eating.
My children grew up around a lot of church functions, dinners, and fellowships. This cake was one of my "go-to" recipes whenever I had to bring a dessert for a big crowd. Even though I was not the only one bringing a dessert, this was always the first to go.
The holidays are just around the corner. This family favorite always brought a warm smile to everyone in my family and get togethers! Sitting around the Christmas tree or fireplace munching on this treat with a cup of hot cider or glass of red wine, it just doesn't get any better than this. It's a great conversation starter and so easy to make. This tradition started when my oldest daughter was a toddler. We were having a Christmas fellowship at our church and I was called at the last minute to bring a little something to snack on during a Christmas movie that they were putting on for the kids. Well, they caught me off guard I had no popcorn, which was always my go to, or anything else because I hadn't even been to the store because I was busy with all the Christmas hubbub. So, I had about a pound of pecans, cinnamon, eggs and sugar so viola! A family tradition was born. Everyone loved it. Hope your family will too. You can double and even triple the recipe to suit your needs.
This recipe has been in my family for forty years. Family surrounded this dinner with iced tea and tireless talk at the end of the day. A hearty, filling meal with plenty of protein to help you push away from the table feeling more than satisfied.
This is what restaurants really don't want you to know.