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

By 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


  1. says

    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.


  2. says

    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

  3. says

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

  4. says

    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!

  5. says

    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!

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