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Makeover Country-Fried Steak

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.


4 servings

A healthier country-fried steak? Sounds like an oxymoron, but it’s not. This comforting dish keeps its delicious classic flavors while losing over half the fat. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Makeover Country-Fried Steak Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 beef top round steak (1 pound)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup plus 4-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 cup 2% milk


  1. Cut steak into 4 serving-size pieces; pound to 1/4-in. thickness. Combine the salt, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and onion powder; sprinkle over steaks.
  2. Place buttermilk and 3/4 cup flour in separate shallow bowls. Dip steaks in buttermilk, then flour.
  3. In a large skillet, cook steaks in oil over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove and keep warm.
  4. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in remaining flour until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 1 minute. Stir in remaining garlic powder and pepper. Serve with steak.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece with 1/4 cup gravy: 318 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 410mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 30g protein.

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