Baked Steak and Gravy

When I am really missing my childhood and thinking about my Mom, I make baked steak.  It was the first meal I called home to learn how to make when I moved away from home.  This is a combination of Mom, Nana and Nan’s recipe.  That’s three West Virginia grandmothers all combined in one 🙂  Total comfort food.  Since a whole stick of butter died for the sake of this meal, I decided to ease off of the potatoes and go with a mashed celery root instead.

Here’s my recipe:

Start with some chopped sirloin, cubed steak or any other tenderized steak that you can find on sale.  Prepare 2 cups of flower with a tablespoon of salt and a 1/2 tablespoon of black pepper.  Coat all of your steaks in the mixture and then save the leftover flour mix for later.

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Melt 1 stick of butter in a dutch oven over med-high heat.  Cook the steaks 2-3 at a time until just browned on both sides.

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There are still going to be some red juices but that’s okay.  Pile the steaks on a plate until all are slightly browned.  Leave the pot on the heat.

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Add a tablespoon of butter to the browned bits and start scraping.  Next add 1/2 cup of the flour mixture to make a very thick roux.  Cook for 1 minute.  Add 3 cups of beef broth and whisk till smooth.

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Add steaks to the gravy and fill up the dutch oven with water until steaks are covered.  Into the oven at 350 for 1 hour.

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I can’t imagine better comfort food.  If you like this recipe, check out my bacon wrapped meatloaf!  http://woodenappleblog.com/2015/10/26/bacon-wrapped-meatloaf/

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