July 23, 2008

Country Fried Steak with Mushroom Gravy

Recently I was admiring the blog of a friend, Grannyloohoo. Grumpy was sitting there with me on the couch admiring her peach pie on her new blog that she had posted. I went in to make a comment on her pie and Grumpy tells me, make sure you tell her it looks "scrumpdillyumptious!" Then he proceeded to tell me I needed to make something "scrumpdillyumptious" myself. I looked at him and said, "You've got to be kidding me!" I mean, the thoughts going through my head were, what is wrong with you? LOL. I've been cooking my behind off lately! So I said, just what is scrumpdillyumptious that I haven't made lately? You see, he had to be very careful here.....if he wanted to continue eating in his future....at our home anyway! I think he got the hint because he said, he would like me to make a savory dish. LOL

So, I decided that since not so long ago he mentioned I hadn't made contry fried steak in a long while, that I would do just that for dinner the first chance I had. I made a special stop at the grocery on my way home from work yesterday and bought some cube steak. Fortunately, that wasn't sky rocketed in price and I was able to spend only $5 (on the meat only!) to fix his dinner. I serve this with homemade mashed potatoes (mashed with a little butter and sour cream). Here is how you can do it too:

Country Fried Steak with Mushroom Gravy

Cooking Light
Country Fried Steak with Mushroom Gravy
Comfort food made light and guilt free!


  • 3 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 (4-ounce) sirloin cubed steaks
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • Gravy:
  • 1-1/3 cups fat free milk
  • 2 cups mushrooms, quartered
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (14 ounce) can fat free, low salt beef broth


  1. Combine 3 tablespoons milk and egg whites in a shallow dish, stirring with a whisk. Combine 1/3 cup flour and next 4 ingredients (1/3 cup flour through pepper) in a shallow dish. Working with 1 steak at a time, dip in egg mixture; dredge in flour mixture. Repeat procedure with remaining steaks, egg mixture, and flour mixture.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add steaks; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove steaks from pan; keep warm.
  3. Add mushrooms to pan; sauté 3 minutes. Combine 2 1/2 tablespoons flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and broth, stirring with a whisk. Add broth mixture to pan. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Spoon over steaks. Serve with mashed potatoes.
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 steak, about 1/3 cup gravy, and about 1 cup mashed potatoes)
Prep Time: 00:15
Cook time: 00:15


  • Calories: 436
  • Fat: 14.7
  • Dietaryfiber: 1.9
  • Protein: 38.2
  • Totalcarbs: 34.7

Tags: comfort food, beef, cooking light, mushrooms, gravy, steak


Barbara Bakes said...

I have never made country fried steak and it's a Cooking Light recipe - I'll have to give it a try. I'd definitely say it looks scrumpdillyumptious!

Kevin said...

Steak and mushrooms are two of my favorite things and this looks really good!

noble pig said...

Ha! That's hilarious and that does look scrumpdillyumptious...you should copyright that phrase.

Judy said...

I also love steak and mushrooms - yummy. BTW, I've tagged you! Have a nice weekend.

Carrie said...

Haha, the scrumpdillyumptious is too funny. All those mushrooms look so yummy...I could smother everything in mushroom gravy.

Bobby said...

I was thinking about making something similar to this tonight but it's really hot in here :( Your version looks delicious!

Sharon said...

I had absolutely no idea country fried steak could be low fat! Great work :)

DocChuck said...

I never met a country fried steak that I didn't love. But your version looks as good as those babies I enjoyed in Arkansas.

Good job.


Lo said...

I came.
I gawked.
And I drooled.

Now my keyboard is acting up :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations for making it onto Tastespotting!

familiabencomo said...

This totally speaks to me. This is my kind of food. I bet Grumpy was over the moon happy to have this meal especially made for him. Great job.

Yay, I've been out of the loop for a while & I've finally caught up with ALL of your posts. Sorry for the absence. You're such a dear & I missed you.

xoxox Amy

Vickie LeBlanc said...

Although I don't eat meat - my mouth is watering from looking at that picture. I love fried mushrooms.

Kim said...

Oh man that looks so good! I have been craving what I consider winter type foods lately - weird I know - and this SO works.

Jamie said...

That looks really great! I am always on the hunt for lighter dinners!

Elle said...

This looks wonderful!!!

Linda said...

HoneyB, tell Grumpy "thank you" for me!

Louise Wyers said...

The woman above posting as "MrsDocChuck" is in no way related to the original "DocChuck".

I should know.

Louise Wyers,
Clearwater, Florida

Ingrid said...

Love it! Your Grumpy is a riot! Scrumpdillyumptious, I'm adding that one to my vocab! I just have to remember how to spell it.
I can't wait to it say to the kids and see their faces! Your dinner did indeed look scrumpdillyumptious! LOL!

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Country Fried Steak with Cream Gravy and mashed potatoes was always a popular menu item on our rotation specials menu. Sold out every time too!

This Cooking Light version looks like a very good way to enjoy the same with a healthier bent!

Bon appetit!

Maria said...

Extra mushrooms for me:)

Cookin' Canuck said...

This is comfort! I could happily eat that mushroom gravy with a spoon.

marla said...

I can see why he would love this one!! Looks awesome with that mushroom sauce :)

Deeba PAB said...

Nom Nom...looks finger licking good. I like Grumpy. He's got good taste!

Jackson said...

I'm looking at this just before bedtime and suddenly I am starving. I need a big ol plate of this immediately!

Anonymous said...

Just one question when do you add the 11/3 cups of milk for the gravy instructions?

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