country style steak 3

Country Style Steak

Southern Favorites #5 – Country Style Steak

country style steak 2

Country Style Steak is THE meal we could always count on having at Grandma Vivian’s house.  (My husband’s grandmother) Even though I would make it at home and so did my mother-in-law, it was still a “treat” when Grandma Vivian made it.  Her’s was the best.  She usually had it in the oven right after breakfast, sometimes before.  It would cook for a good while and the anticipation of eating it built as the aroma filled the house.

It’s just about as “Southern” as it gets.  Cube steak smothered in gravy, always served with rice and homemade biscuits, so you can eat extra gravy (although, our family has come to realize, we may enjoy gravy more than most people).  We don’t eat it every day, and we know it’s not a “health” food, but when we DO eat it, we LOVE it!

This is a great “busy day” meal.  By that I mean, it’s a great crock pot meal if you are going to be away most of the day or you can also put it in the oven and “forget” it for a couple of hours.  

I hope you will try it and enjoy it as much as we do.

Here’s the Recipe:

(printable recipe card below)

  • Cube Steak – at least 1 piece per person
  • Season Salt
  • Pepper
  • flour
  • oil
  • onion soup mix
  • water

Heat about 1/2 cup oil in a large skillet over high heat

Sprinkle both side of meat with season salt

Generously sprinkle both sides with pepper

country style steak - breading

Dredge in flour

Country style steak- brownWhen oil is hot place steak in skillet to brown

country style steak - brown 2

After browning 2-3 minutes, turn to brown opposite side

Reduce heat

Remove meat from skillet and place in crock pot

Country style steak - making gravy

More oil may need to be added.  

Sprinkle about 1/4 to 1/2 cup (depending on how much oil you have) flour into oil (you can use the flour the meat was dredged in)

Cook, stirring constantly, about 1 minute. Make sure it’s not burning and turn down the heat

country style steak gravy 2

Continue stirring constantly and add water.  It will get very thick right away, keep stirring.  

Add enough water so that it looks like “thin” gravy

To have water close when I need it, I fill my tea kettle before starting. (I don’t heat the water, though)

country style steak ready to cook

Pour over steak in crock pot.  If needed, add a little more water so steak is almost covered.  

Add dry onion soup mix.  For a “full” crock pot I use two packets. 

Cover and cook on low heat 5 hours (or on high for 3 hours or so).  If it gets done early, I just turn it on the “keep warm” setting and it stays until we are ready to eat.

country style steak 3If you are cooking it in the oven, brown meat in a dutch oven.  Remove and make gravy as shown.  Return and add water and onion soup mix.  Cook on 350 degrees for 2 hours (or so).  Can also turn temperature down to 250 or 300 and increase cooking time.  

It may not be healthy…but it sure it good!

Country Style Steak
Tender cube steak smothered in gravy
Write a review
Print
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Ingredients
  1. Cube Steak - at least 1 piece per person
  2. Season Salt
  3. Pepper
  4. flour
  5. oil
  6. onion soup mix
  7. water
Instructions
  1. Heat about 1/2 cup oil in a large skillet over high heat
  2. Sprinkle both side of meat with season salt
  3. Generously sprinkle both sides with pepper
  4. Dredge in flour
  5. When oil is hot place steak in skillet to brown
  6. After browning 2-3 minutes, turn to brown opposite side
  7. Reduce heat
  8. Remove meat from skillet and place in crock pot
  9. More oil may need to be added.
  10. Sprinkle about 1/4 to 1/2 cup (depending on how much oil you have) flour into oil (you can use the flour the meat was dredged in)
  11. Cook, stirring constantly, about 1 minute. Make sure it's not burning and turn down the heat
  12. Continue stirring constantly and add water. It will get very thick right away, keep stirring.
  13. Add enough water so that it looks like "thin" gravy
  14. Pour over steak in crock pot. If needed, add a little more water so steak is almost covered.
  15. Add dry onion soup mix. For a "full" crock pot I use two packets.
  16. Cover and cook on low heat 5 hours or on high 3 or so.
Notes
  1. Before I start, I fill my kettle with water (but don't heat) and have it ready when needed.
  2. If it gets done I just turn it on the "keep warm" setting of my crock pot and it stays until we are ready to eat.
  3. If your cooking it in the oven, brown meat in a dutch oven. Remove and make gravy as shown. Return meat and add any extra water and onion soup mix. Cook on 350 degrees for 2 hours (or so). Can also turn temperature down to 250 or 300 and increase cooking time.
  4. It's "done" when it gets very tender but not quite falling apart.
O Taste and See http://otasteandseeblog.com/

 

1 Response

Leave a Reply