Cooking at Home..Recipe 2

Steak and gravy….this recipe is easy and makes a quick weeknight meal or a fabulous Sunday dinner. Using the Crock Pot to cook the meat will make the meat very tender.  Best cubed steak I’ve ever eaten!  This meal is also inexpensive to make.  I spent less than $10 for a family of three and had left over steak for the next night.


Recipe

  • Cubed Steak
  • Flour
  • Oil
  • Milk
  • Salt and pepper

Purchase a package (or two) of cubed steak at your grocery store.  Make sure it’s the right amount for your family.  

You will need a tray or plate to flour the meat in.  I love my Pampered Chef Coating Trays!  Add about 1/2 cup flour to the tray.  I use Thrive Life Gluten Free Flour.  Add a few dashes of salt and pepper to the flour. While flouring the meat, heat vegetable oil in a large skilet (medium high heat). The oil should just cover the bottom of the skillet.  We are frying not boiling the meat.

Next, cover both sides of the meat with flour.  

 Place meat carefully into the skillet once the oil is hot.  Brown meat on both sides.  Don’t forget to season with salt and pepper.  Always season both sides of the meat. The meat will cook in the Crock Pot..only brown the meat on both sides.  You will know it’s time to flip the meat over when a spatula slids under the meat easily and the meat is not stuck to the pan.

Once the meat is browned, place it into the crock pot. (I always use a crock pot liner…less mess to clean up.)  Continue to flour and brown all pieces of steak.

Next, turn the skillet heat down to medium.  Add enough flour to make a paste with the remaining oil in the skillet.  Wisk the flour into the oil. I love my  Pampered Chef flat wisk.  It’s great for making gravy. You can use a spatula or large fork if you don’t have a flat wisk.  Let the paste brown.  Then, add enough milk to make a gravy, probably about 1 1/2 cups.  The amount of milk depends on the amount of oil left in the pan.  Making gravy takes some practice, but once you see and do it for yourself it becomes very easy.  Don’t be afraid to try!  It should be very thin when the milk is first added. Stir until it just starts to thicken. It will thicken more in the crock pot so it’s best to leave it a little thin.  Use the wisk to scrape up the bits of meat from the bottome of the pan. Season with a couple of dashes of salt and pepper.  Pour the gravy over the streak in the Crock Pot.

Cook on high for 4 hours. I like to make this for Sunday lunch.  I put it in the Crock Pot before I leave for church and it’s done by the time we get home. I always make extra steak for dinner the next night!  (This can be cooked in the evening and then refrigrated for dinner tomorrow night.)

Once cooked, remove the steak from the Crock Pot and place in a bowl or plate.  Add a little milk to the gravy in the bottom of the Crock Pot and wisk.  You can either spoon the gravy onto the steak or pour it into a gravy dish for serving.  

Add a couple of sides for a fabulous meal!  

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