Ingredients

How to make it

  • Place water, harina, 1tsp salt and ¼ - ½ tsp ground black pepper in a large, heavy sauce pan and bring to a rapid boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer until grits are thickened, stir frequently.
  • Place 1 cup of vegetable oil in a large, heavy skillet and bring to temperature over medium heat. (Test for sizzle before beginning cooking.)
  • Mix 1 cup flour, lots of salt and LOTS of ground black pepper in a bowl.
  • Cut cube steak into pieces approx. 4 inches square. Roll steak pieces in seasoned flour.
  • Pan fry floured steak pieces until done through. Place each piece on paper towels to drain.
  • When all pieces of steak have been cooked, add 2 Tbsp butter to skillet. Whisk with fork to loosen all cracklin’ pieces in the pan.
  • Add 2 Tbsp flour to the hot butter, oil and cracklin’ mixture. Stir to make a medium brown roué.
  • Gradually add milk to pan and whisk constantly to make a thick gravy. If too thick, add small amounts of water or milk to obtain desired consistency. Re-season as necessary.
  • Add steak back into pan with gravy so that each piece of steak if thoroughly coated with gravy.
  • Serve steak and gravy over grits. You will need biscuits for sopping the gravy.

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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Very good stuff, just like my momma used to make. I love grits.
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    " It was excellent "
    wolfpackjack ate it and said...
    Tried this this morning. Very good. I added a splash of worcestershire while making the roux...thanks.
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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    Now I know we're related!!! I grew up on this!! Great post!
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  • jenniferbyrdez 6 years ago
    Well, kiss my grits. Wonderful. Thanks.
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  • knoxcop 6 years ago
    LOL!! Wow. You actually put this one into print (or screen) dude. There is nothing better than some steak & gravy with grits and biscuits! Nothing but pure comfort here. I let mine sit in a really "wet" gravy in the oven for about an hour 'til it's fall-apart tender, though. Only difference. Well...that and a little garlic in the mix somewhere.
    Thanks so much for this one!
    --Kn0x--
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  • kjroxx 6 years ago
    Oh my goodness. I didn't think this recipe actually existed and that it was simply an urban myth!! (OK, so I'm not American...) I am going to make this when I can find harina (is it anything like polenta?) and a recipe for genuine 'biscuits'! How exciting!
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    " It was excellent "
    wolfpackjack ate it and said...
    Yeeehhhaaaa... grits...keeping this southern boy happy for .... well for a long time...thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    rosemaryblue ate it and said...
    Absolutely the best!! Love "soppin'". My grandmother taught me well. :)
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    " It was excellent "
    linebb956 ate it and said...
    I have to say.... YUMMMMMMMY! I love this.
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    You got that recipe down pat, great post, love grits and gravy with steak and eggs for breakfast. Now for the biscuits LOL Go check out my whip cream biscuits, the added compliment to this good meal. ;)
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    " It was excellent "
    gingerlea ate it and said...
    Can't beat grits!!!!!!!
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