Beef With Onions

Meat and potatoes three times a day!

You probably know some "meat and potatoes" people. They would fit right in with the Pennsylvania Dutch. You can find meat and potatoes three times a day on a typical Pennsylvania Dutch farm kitchen table.

You could find fried potatoes, eggs, sausage, ham, and scrapple for breakfast.

At noon you possibly could have chicken and ham with both white potatoes and sweet potatoes. And maybe even homemade noodles.

The meat for supper could be cold meat left over from dinner. And potato soup or potato cakes (fried patties of leftover mashed potatoes with seasoning). Scrambled eggs might even be included for supper if it is a time of year when the hens are really laying and there is an abundance of eggs.

Recipe for Pennsylvania Dutch Beef With Onion Pie

1-1/2 lbs roasted beef
2 TB butter
1 TB apple cider vinegar
1 large onion
2 TB flour
1/2 tsp of black pepper
1/2 cup beef stock
1/2 tsp salt

Chop onion and simmer it in butter until clear. Add flour and simmer until brown. Add vinegar, salt, pepper, and beef stock and let come to a boil. Pour the onion sauce over the meat and serve.


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