My Family's Steak and Gravy

My Family's Steak And Gravy Recipe

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Lee Jacintho


My mother made this as a special dinner, usually on Sunday. Steak was a bit cheaper in those days.
I've served this to my family, and now that I'm alone, I make a batch and freeze it. Maybe!
I say that because I like it so much I tend to have it for dinner every night until it is gone!!!! lol
This is actually a good company dinner because it can be stretched and not seem skimpy. Just add more onions or mushrooms, and make more gravy.
Obviously it can also be halved, it necessary.

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20 Min
30 Min


olive oil
2 lb
rounds steak at least 1 1/2 ins thick
3 large
onions, sliced
garlic (salt, paste, or minced) to taste
1 lb
mushrooms of your choice, thick sliced
soy sauce, low sodium
all purpose flour
water, cold, as needed
gravy master

How to Make My Family's Steak and Gravy


  • 1Slice steak across the grain into 1/8 inch pieces, set aside.
  • 2Steak slice mushrooms, set aside.
  • 3Slice onions in half from top to bottom then sliver thinly into quarter moon pieces.
  • 4Heat 2 Tbs olive oil in large fry pan.
  • 5Add onions and garlic, saute until onions are limp. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • 6Brown steak pieces in batches, adding oil as needed. Set aside.
  • 7Saute mushrooms in butter until soft. Leave in pan.
  • 8Put all steak and onion/garlic back in pan, including accummulated juices.
  • 9Add water to cover, measuring it as you add.
  • 10For each cup of water you will need 2Tbs flour and 2Tbs butter.
  • 11At this point you can add soy sauce to your taste. Pepper may be all you need for seasoning.
  • 12Melt butter and incorporate flour to form a roux.
  • 13Add bits of this roux to the pan, making sure each bit is dissolved before adding another. I find a whisk is the best instrument to use.
  • 14Bring mix to a boil, turn down and simmer until thickened, stirring occasionally with a whisk. Add gravy master to your preference.
  • 15You can adjust any seasoning, soy sauce, gravy master, pepper, and/or salt.
  • 16Serve over rice or mashed potatoes with a green veggie and rolls.

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About My Family's Steak and Gravy

Course/Dish: Beef, Steaks and Chops