In the South, we love Country Style Steak. This is usually cube steak that is fried crispy and then we make a brown gravy from the drippings. A few years ago, someone told me I could make this dish in the crockpot. I tried it and have discovered that it is a quick way to make a favorite dish. We had the Country Style Steak prepared in the crockpot for Sunday lunch yesterday and I will share the recipe with you.
By the way, even though we are known to fry everything in the South, I only make the country style steak by frying it once a year. It is a special occasion meal that we usually eat at the end of summer with fried okra. I gave away my electric frying pan over five years ago and haven’t really missed it. We have a griddle that we use from time to time to prepare breakfast but that is a rare occasion.
Crockpot Country Style Steak
1 to 1 and 1/2 pounds of cube steak
1 and 1/2 pounds of white potatoes
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 envelope of dry onion soup mix
Cut the cube steak into serving size pieces. Dredge them in flour. Brown them quickly on both sides in a saucepan that has been sprayed with cooking spray on top of the stove. I use about a teaspoon of olive oil in the pan to keep the streak from sticking.
Wash the potatoes and cut them into thin slices. I do not peel my potatoes
Place one layer of cube steak in the bottom of your crockpot that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Add a layer of potatoes, a layer of mushroom soup and then 1/2 envelope of the dry onion soup mix. Repeat the layers of steak, potatoes, mushroom soup and dry onion soup mix.j
In the past, when I prepared this recipe, my gravy would be a little too thick. After putting all of the ingredients in the crockpot yesterday , I added 1/2 soup can of water to the mixture. This made my gravy a little thinner and it also was darker in color.
Let this cook on low heat for about 8 hours or on high heat for abour 4 hours.
I served lima beans and fresh baked bread with my steak, as you can see from the picture. It was a delicious Southern meal without lots of effort. By the way, I really enjoy using frozen vegetables, especially beans and peas.
I look forward to sharing some Spring pictures with you later in the week and hope everyone is off to a great start today.