I love recipes that are delicious but require very little effort. This is one of those. All it takes is some quick prep, then let the oven do the rest. Don't be fooled by the simplicity; this recipe is a go-to for those times when you want to serve a nice meal, but you just have better things to do than hang around in the kitchen all day. (That's right. I said it.)
- a good-sized flank steak. Two if you’re feeding a larger group.
- a large onion, sliced. I like sweet onions like Vidalia.
- 3 tablespoons of vinegar. I like using my homemade citrus vinegar, but red wine vinegar or Balsamic vinegar would work just fine.
- a teaspoon of sugar
- ½ teaspoon of dry mustard
Lightly score the flank steak on both sides with a sharp knife.
Place it in a glass baking dish. Sprinkle with salt. Top with the onion slices. Combine the sugar, vinegar and mustard and pour it over the meat and onions.
Pour one cup of hot water over all. Cover the baking dish with foil and place in a preheated 325 degree oven for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake it uncovered another hour.
To serve this, slice it diagonally. It’s good with a simple vegetable or green salad and some couscous -- just follow the box instructions for cooking the couscous, but substitute the hot beefy pan drippings and onions for an equivalent measure of water.
Easy. Tasty. Terrific.