Family Favorite Steak and Gravy
Family 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)
Good sharp knife
Deep frying pan
Measuring cup or other container to mix flour and water for gravy
Slice meat into strips.
Heat the pan over medium to medium-high heat. Add the olive oil. Add the meat. Salt and pepper. Add the onions.
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.
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.
Continue whisking until the gravy boils. Boil and stir for one minute.
Remove from heat.
Stir the meat and veggies into the gravy.
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.)
|Very high in vitamin C
Low in sugar
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
TOTAL MEAL: $4.20
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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Thanks – this looks good. It’s similar to a “beef stroganoff” dish I make, but since I am kinda re-making that I am going to try this one and see what hubby thinks :-)
Simple and nourishing! Looks like you could add about anything to this meal.
Thanks so much for joining up with the fake-o shamburger helper carnival!
sounds so delicious
what cuts of beef do you think would be tender enough for this? Does it have to be labelled steak?
I just buy thin, cheap steak. Nothing special or fancy at all. Whatever’s cheapest, really. It cooks long enough that you kind of cook the tender into it.
I never know what kind of beef to buy.
I didn’t have any steak so I used some sliced-up chuck roast. It needed more cooking than steak so I simmered a long time until it was tender. (I also put in a green pepper.) It will be great with mashed potatoes.
Sliced up chuck roast is pretty much chuck steak. That’s a good one to use for this. The extra fat will really flavor the gravy.
I’ve never added green pepper. I bet that’s an awesome gravy. I hope you enjoy it!
Just made this tonight – it was really good! I made it according to your exact recipe. The family loved it – we all think adding some garlic and peppers (sweet or hot) would make it more to our taste, but there were no empty plates…or leftovers! (I considered licking my plate…but used my bread instead :)
There are few things more wonderful than eating the bread you use to clean the plate with this gravy. Yum. I may need to put this on the menu soon!