Rice and Gravy Steaks Recipe

Sometimes, you just want some simple, good ole Rice and Gravy! The fancy stuff is cute, but there are times when I just want to go back to my childhood taste buds. Parents challenge each other. Both my dad and mom make some delicious gravy steaks! It’s amazing what can be done with a cheap cut of meat and time. 

The market I shop at labels their steaks as “gravy steaks”, But, any inexpensive, thinly sliced steak will do. Eye of round, sirloin tip, shoulder something, get what you see. We can make it work.

Since these steaks aren’t that great in quality, they will need a little extra time to tenderize. So, that’s where the smothering comes in. Crank the heat down, throw a lid on, and let them simmer. After about an hour or so, they’ll be perfectly, fork tender.

I need this gravy to hold its own over that rice. This rice will never suck up my gravy! We want that thick, country gravy! 

Serve it with your choice of veggies and dinner is served!

Rice and Gravy Steaks
Serves 3
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
1 hr 40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
1 hr 40 min
  1. 1 lb gravy steaks ( sirloin tip, eye of round, chuck steaks, etc. will work too)
  2. 1 T Worcestershire sauce
  3. 1/3 cup flour
  4. 1 T cajun seasoning
  5. 1 tsp onion powder
  6. 1 tsp garlic powder
  7. 1/4 cup canola oil
  8. 2 T butter
  9. 1 sliced onion
  10. 1/2 sliced bell pepper
  11. 3 T flour
  12. 2 cups beef broth
  13. cajun seasoning to taste
  14. 2 cups cooked, white rice
  1. Pour Worcestershire sauce on steaks and rub it in.
  2. Season the meat with 1 T of cajun seasoning
  3. Place the 1/3 cup of flour onto a shallow plate
  4. Season the flour with the onion and garlic powders
  5. Dredge each steak in the flour and shake off the excess.
  6. Heat the oil in a pan over medium high heat.
  7. Once, the oil heats up, add in the steaks.
  8. Brown the steaks on each side; about 1 min per side
  9. When the steaks are browned, place them on a plate and set aside.
  10. Add the butter to the same pan and allow it to melt
  11. Once the butter melts, add in the onions and bell peppers
  12. Saute until the onions begin to brown
  13. Sprinkle in the 3 T of flour and stir for 1 minute
  14. Pour in the beef broth while whisking to avoid lumps
  15. Bring the beef broth to a simmer
  16. Add the steak back into the pan
  17. Reduce the heat to low and cover the pan with a lid.
  18. Allow the meat and gravy to smother for about 1 hour or until the steak is tender (be sure to check often to prevent sticking.)
  19. Taste and adjusting seasoning as needed.
  20. Serve over warm rice.
  21. Enjoy!
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