Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
This is real Southern comfort food. The buttermilk is an unsual ingredient in gravy but it tenderizes the steak and tastes wonderful. It took me a while before I would first try this recipe because of the buttermilk, but once I did, I was hooked. The gravy doesn't "look" good until the cheese is added but don't let this fool you. This is really a delicious dish and is one that after you have it started, can be left to cook on low with minimal attention.
- 2 lbs round steaks, cut into serving-size pieces (pound it to get it as thin as possible)
- salt and pepper
- flour, to dredge steak pieces
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- After pounding steak, season with salt and pepper then dredge in flour.
- Place oil in a large skillet and heat on medium-high.
- Brown steak in oil.
- Add onion and cook until tender.
- Add water and buttermilk and stir.
- Lower heat to medium-low and cook steak, covered, until tender, about 1 hour.
- Stir occasionally.
- The"gravy" will look as if the buttermilk and water are separating at this point.
- Do not be concerned.
- When the cheese is added, everything blends together to make a delicious gravy.
- Just before serving, add cheese and stir to melt.