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Chicken-Fried Steak with Gravy Recipe

"We raise cattle, so beef is a mainstay at our house," reports Carol Dale of Greenville, Texas. "I adapted this traditional dish to leave a lot of the fat behind," she explains. "This lighter version is now a family favorite."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound beef round steak, cut into serving-size pieces
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • GRAVY:
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. In a shallow bowl, combine flour and pepper. Add beef; turn to coat. Remove meat and pound with a mallet to tenderize. Pour milk into another shallow bowl. Heat oil in a skillet. Dip meat in milk, then coat again in flour mixture; add to skillet. Cover and cook over low heat for 10 minutes on each side or until meat is no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  • 2. For gravy, add water to skillet; stir to loosen browned bits from pan. In a small bowl, combine the flour, milk and pepper until smooth. Gradually stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with steak. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 325 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 65 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.