Country Fried Steak is fried to perfection then served with country fried steak gravy which is so creamy and satisfying. A keeper that the whole family will love and always come back to. Serve with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Creamy Potatoes, or Steak Fries for an amazing and unforgettable meal.
What is Country Fried Steak
Country Fried Steak is steak coated in seasoned flour, dipped in milk and again into flour. When everything is covered, you let it sit for at least 15 minutes. The coating can stick to the steak and you can fry it.
Reasons to love this Country Fried Steak
For the base I use vegan ground beef along with other tasty seasonings which makes everything so meaty and delicious. It is not your typical steak like the Salisbury Steak, because this is when the coating comes into play. It adds another dimension of texture and flavor.
Don’t forget the gravy. Creamy, rich and made for serving everything together.
It is a really versatile recipe you can serve it up with green beans (like I do see my step by step pictures), broccoli, asparagus.
What you need for Country Fried Steak Recipe
Vegan ground beef along with ketchup, mustard, breadcrumbs and a little bit of hot sauce makes such a great steak.
In the coating is where truly all the flavor sits: flour, smoked paprika, garlic, onion powder, oat milk.
Oil we use vegetable oil for frying. Use a neutral vegetable oil which is great for frying like sunflower or canola oil.
Don’t forget the gravy: Again oat milk, flour, garlic powder and dairy free butter. So easy, creamy and delicious.
How to make Country Fried Steak
In to a bowl mix mustard, ketchup, vegan ground beef, breadcrumbs, hot sauce and a pinch salt and pepper. Mix with your hand or a spatula until everything is combined. Form 4 equal steaks with your hands, set aside.
You will need 2 bowls for coating the steaks. Into the first bowl combine flour, garlic, onion powder, smoked paprika and a pinch and pepper. Give milk into the second bowl. Add steak to flour, milk and flour until the coating sticks nicely to steak.
Do the same with the other steaks. Let all rest for at least 10 minutes. This will make sure the coating won’t fall apart from your steaks.
Preheat oven to 210F. Heat a large skillet with oil. When hot add 2 steaks and fry them for 4 minutes, remove from the pan add them to a plate and remove any excessed fat carefully with paper to towels.
Transfer steaks to a baking sheet and put them into oven so they stay warm.
Discard oil from the pan and remove the rest tenderly with paper towels you really want to leave the brown bits from frying in. This is what brings so much flavor.
Start with melting butter, then add flour, garlic powder, and milk. Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened and creamy. You basically make a roux. Finishing with a pinch salt and pepper.
Serve Country Fried Steaks along with gravy on a plate, enjoy. Leftovers are great for around 3 days.
Can you freeze Country Fried Steaks
Yes you absolutely can, but let them cool off completely. Put them in individual freezer bags and you can keep them frozen like that for around 3 months.
For reheating: you can add a little bit of oil to add pan and cook your steaks until warm and delicious.
Also you can reheat them in the oven. After thawing place them on a baking sheet and bake Country Fried Steaks them for around 10 up 12 minutes.
Tips and tricks
Make sure all the steaks are well coated with the seasoned flour and milk. I do it two times to make sure to reach this point.
Let steaks rest for at least 10 minutes rest, this way we make sure everything can be really stick to the steaks.
The extra step to preheat your oven comes in handy, because your steaks will be warm and don’t get cold in the time we make gravy. Everything is ready, warm, and yummy.
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For the Country Fried Steaks
- 1 lb vegan ground beef
- 1 Tbs mustard
- 2 Tbs ketchup
- 2 dashes hot sauce
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- oil for frying
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
- salt, pepper to taste
Country fried Steak gravy
- 4 Tbs dairy free butter
- 2 Tbs flour
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 cups milk
- salt, pepper to taste
- In a bowl combine mustard, ketchup, vegan ground beef, breadcrumbs, hot sauce and a pinch salt and pepper. Mix with your hands or a spatula until everything is combined.
- Divide into 4 equal steaks with your hands and form, set aside.
- You will need 2 bowls for the coating. In the first bowl combine flour, garlic, onion powder, smoked paprika and a pinch and pepper. In a second bowl: add milk. Add steak to the flour, milk and flour until the coating stick nicely to steak.
- Repeat with the other steaks. Let rest for 10 minutes. This will make sure the coating won't fall apart from your steaks.
- Preheat oven to 210F. In a large skillet heat oil. When hot add 2 steaks and fry them for 4 minutes. Remove from the pan, then add them to a plate and remove any excess fat carefully with paper towels.
- Transfer steaks to a baking sheet and put them into oven so this will make they don't get cold and stay warm.
- Discard left oil from the pan and remove the rest tenderly with paper towels, yes the brown spots from frying gives so much flavor.
- Melt butter, add flour, garlic powder, milk. Bring to boil and cook until thickening and creamy. Finally add a pinch salt and pepper.
- Serve steaks along with gravy on a plate.
- Leftovers are great for around 3 days.
- For freezing Country Fried Streak, let them cool off completely. Layer in individual freezer bags and freeze for around 3 months.
- For reheating: add a little bit of oil to a pan and cook steaks until warm.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 510Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 57mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 33g