Try this recipe from Laurie’s beloved Grandma Ellie.
What You’ll Need:
- FSC Ranch Beef Flank Steak, London Broil, or Cube Steak (2-3 lbs.)
- 2-3 cups of all-purpose flour, you may need a little more
- 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil, you may need to add more
- 1 large sweet onion
What You’ll Need To Do:
- Defrost your FSC Ranch Beef Flank or London Broil steaks the night before.
- Get out your favorite crockpot, and add 1 cup of water to it before turning it on low.
- Cut up onion into small pieces, you can dice if you’d like but they will cook down, so it’s not necessary to spend the time unless you just like dicing onions.
- Sauté your onions in a frying pan with oil until the onions are yellow-ish in color. Place onions in crockpot leaving oil in the pan. Add oil if necessary.
- Cut up your steak(s) into squares (It’s really OK if the shape isn’t perfectly square.) that are approximately 4″ x 4″.
- Place flour and salt and pepper in a bowl.
- Coat each piece of beef in the bowl of flour.
- Take the edge of a coffee cup saucer, bread plate, or meat tenderizer mallet and beat the flour into each piece of meat.
- Turn your frying pan back on making sure you have 1 – 2 tablespoons of oil in the pan.
- Place the meat back into the flour mixture and beat with plate side or mallet once more. This process is actually quite fun and goes well with music of your choice in the background..
- Brown each piece of beef, turning down the heat if the pan begins to spit oil at you. This takes less then a minute on each side. You may need to add oil as you go.
- Once beef is browned, place the beef into the crockpot on top of the onions and water.
- With only 1 tablespoon of oil in your pan (you may need to drain some off), add 1/4 cup of the remaining flour from your bowl.
- Turn your stove up to medium high and stir your flour until it is a light brown.
- Add 1 – 2 cups of water and stir until your mixture is smooth. This takes a little longer than you’d think. Plan on at least 10 minutes.
- Once the gravy is nice and smooth, carefully pour it over the beef in your crockpot.
- Turn your crockpot on high for 30 minutes, and then bring it down to low for 3 – 4 hours.
- (Pro-tip: If your Country-Styled Steak gravy is thick, add more water. If it is runny, sprinkle flour on the top and gently stir being careful not to break up the beef.)
- Serve with Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans.