Family Favorite Steak and Gravy

add mushroomsFamily Favorite Steak and Gravy

This meal is a favorite of everyone in my family, and is so simple and SO economical.


1 pound thinly sliced steak – quality doesn’t matter here – you’re going to cook the tenderness into it
2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp Kosher or sea salt
½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 white onion
1 can mushrooms
2 cups water, divided
¼ cup flour


stand mixer (if you have one – or you can mix the dough by hand)
Measuring cups/spoons
Good sharp knife
Cutting board
Deep frying pan
Measuring cup or other container to mix flour and water for gravy


Slice meat into strips.

slice steak

Slice onion.

slice onion


Heat the pan over medium to medium-high heat. Add the olive oil. Add the meat. Salt and pepper. Add the onions.

add water

Cook for about 2 minutes, then stir. Cook for about 2 more minutes, then add 1 cup water. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cover.

Cook, stirring occasionally. After about 15 minutes, add the mushrooms, with the juice. Stir. Cover and continue cooking for another 20 minutes or so, stirring occasionally.

add mushrooms

Remove the meat and veggies. Increase the heat. In a measuring cup or other container, mix ¼ cup flour with 1 cup water. When the liquid in the pan starts boiling, whisk in the water/flour mixture.

whisk flour

Continue whisking until the gravy boils. Boil and stir for one minute.

keep whisking

Remove from heat.

Stir the meat and veggies into the gravy.

put meat back in

Serve over rice or potatoes.

Your family will lick their plates. (We saw Jeb doing this last night, and Kaylee snuck out of the dining room to grab the camera – it was hysterical.)

lick plate


6 servings

Very high in vitamin C
Low in sugar

$5 Dinner:


Meat: $2.30
1 onion: $0.50
can mushrooms: $0.40
flour, salt, pepper: $0.10
3 cups cooked rice: $0.50
1 can green beans: $0.40

I would love to hear any feedback about this recipe.  Did you make it?  Did you enjoy it?  Did you make any adjustments to it?


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