Sunday, August 22, 2010

Cubed Steak & Gravy w/ Mashed Potato's

This is what we had last night! I was going to post it after the Stir Fry but I got too sleepy lol! So here ya go...

Down here in the south Cubed Steak and Gravy = Home Comfort. Its not all that good for you but hey its not like you are going to eat it once a week so allow yourself to indulge every once in a while. A lot of people are scared to cook Cubed Steak. They find that it ends up tough and rubbery. A couple keeps to make sure that does not happen is...

1. When looking at cubed steak you want to see bright red. If there is a lot for white(Grissel) then your going to have a tough time getting that tender. So the least white the better.

2. The Thinner the better. Choose thinner pieces over the thicker ones.

3. Cook Low and Slow.
Steak & Gravy

1 pd cubed steak(THIN)
3/4 cup flour
1 tsp of salt(+ a little more for seasoning steaks)
1 tsp pepper(+ a little more for seasoning steaks)
1 tsp onion powder
2 1/4 cups of water
Oil for frying


1. Season steak with salt and pepper on both sides

2. Mix together flour, salt, pepper, and onion powder.

3. Dredge steaks with flour mixture and reserve left over flour mixture.

4. In a frying pan or cast iron skillet heat oil. You want it to come about 1/2 inch up the side of the pan. Fry steaks for 3-5 Min's on each side till golden brown. Set aside on a paper towel.

5. Pour some oil out BUT leave enough in the pan to cover the bottom completely. Add reserved flour and cook till browned stirring it constantly with a fork, wooden spoon, or spatula.

6. Add in 2 1/4 cups of water gradually as you continue to stir until well incorporated. Turn heat to low, add in steaks, cover with lid, and simmer for 30-45 Min's.

After cooking for 45 mins!!! MMM

***After frying up the meat and making the gravy you could put this all in the crockpot and cook on low for 4-6 hours! And if you done it in the crock pot you could also use a thicker cut of cubed steak sense you are cooking it longer! MMMM***

Mashed Potato's


5 lbs potato's(Boiled in well salted water and drained well)
1/2 cup half and half
5 Tablespoons of butter
Salt & Pepper to Taste


1. Peel and Dice Potato's. Place in a pot with cold well salted water. Bring to a boil and boil til fork tender about 10 to 15 Min's. Drain well. Return to pot.

2. Add in Butter and mix with mixer til melted. Add Half and Half and Mix til smooth and creaming about 3Min's. Taste and season with salt and pepper to your liking! Place on plate and smoother with gravy MM.


Kerri said...

I put this on my list to try in Sept. This looks great and I love the idea of putting into the crock pot.

I haven't had this in a really long time so I can't wait.

Khloey's Mommy said...

GREAT! This is really so delicious! And so homey! When you take that first bite its like your heart melts! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Thanks for the comment! Puts a smile on my face every time I get one!

barbara said...

i make mine the same way, but i add a can of cream of mushroom soup to my gravy in the crock pot and add the meat. i let it cook slow for several hours and its so good