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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/