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  • 2 pounds tenderized chuck steak
  • Unseasoned meat tenderizer
  • 1 – 16 ounce can tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 – 8 ounce package mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
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  1. Tenderize steak using unseasoned tenderizer.
  2. Cut into serving pieces and reassemble in shallow oblong baking dish or place in crockpot.
  3. Drain and reserve half of juice from the tomatoes; break up tomatoes with fork.
  4. Add ½ teaspoon oregano, 1 clove minced garlic, 1 tablespoon minced onion, ¼ teaspoon salt (optional), and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper to tomatoes. Pour over meat.
  5. Drizzle 2 tablespoons olive oil over meat.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F uncovered until tender (about 4 hours), or cook in crockpot on low for 8 hours. Look at meat occasionally and add reserved tomato juice to keep meat from getting dry.
  7. Top with slices of mozzarella cheese
  8. Top with Parmesan cheese over the mozzarella cheese and bake 15 minutes longer, or until cheese is melted. If in crockpot, add the cheese 1 hour before serving.
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Makes: 4 generous servings
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: Cook in oven 4 hours or in crockpot 8 hours

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Chef’s Name: Vicki Harr V's_cake
Age: 70
Family Members: 2
Community of Residence: Rancho Peñasquitos
Hobbies/ Interests: Studying the Bible, writing books, swimming, bicycling
Favorite Local Activity: Driving to the beach and enjoying the view
About the Recipe: It’s been a family favorite for years. My kids loved it and the leftovers are even better the next day. It’s easy to prepare in the morning and when you get home from work, dinner is ready. Just serve over mashed potatoes or rice, and add a salad or vegetable.
About the Chef: Victoria (Vicki) Harr is a member of New Hope Church, has published three books, is a public speaker, wife, mother of two and grandmother of four. She worked in the corporate world as a legal secretary for over 48 years, and is currently on staff at BLAST, which is New Hope’s Extended Day School Program for the students at Los Peñasquitos Elementary School. Read up on Vicki’s experiences at www.grandmotherslegacy.com.