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smothered steak

Ingredients For smothered steak

  • 2 lb
    round steak
  • 1 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 md
    onions, sliced
  • 3 c

How To Make smothered steak

  • 1
    Trim steak and cut into serving-size pieces.
  • 2
    Pound with a meat mallet or the edge of a saucer to tenderize.
  • 3
    Combine flour, salt and pepper.
  • 4
    Dredge each piece of meat in flour mixture.
  • 5
    Use the mallet or plate edge to pound the flour mixture into the meat.
  • 6
    Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat.
  • 7
    Brown each piece of steak in the hot oil, setting aside when browned.
  • 8
    Add more oil if necessary.
  • 9
    When all meat has been browned, add sliced onions to the pan, separating as you add them.
  • 10
    Cook only until soft and remove from skillet.
  • 11
    Lower heat to medium and return meat pieces layered with onions to skillet.
  • 12
    Add water and cover.
  • 13
    Cook over medium heat until steak is tender and gravy has thickened, about 30-45 minutes.
  • 14
    If necessary, remove lid for last 15 minutes to let gravy cook down.
  • 15
    Can add flour (mixed with a bit of the gravy) to pan if necessary for thickening.

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