Recipe by SharleneW

I understand this New Orleans-style smothered steak is often served with grits for breakfast. Here in California, it would be dinner. (Who has an hour to cook breakfast anyway???)

Top Review by PanNan

Everyone in my family really enjoyed this recipe. The steaks were fork tender and very flavorful. I added some cajun seasoning to add some zip. We eat quite a bit of cajun/creole recipes and like them spicy. The recipe calls for a can of tomato puree, but the recipe said to add tomatoes with their puree. I wasn't sure about the proper ingredient, so I used a can of diced tomatoes with the liquid instead of the puree. We will definitely have grillades again. Thanks for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper.
  2. In a fairly large nonstick skillet (with a lid), heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium-high heat until very hot.
  3. Add steaks and cook until browned, about 2 mintues per side.
  4. Transfer to a plate as they are browned.
  5. Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil to skillet; reduce heat to medium.
  6. Add onions and cook, stirring 5 minutes.
  7. Add green pepper, celery, and garlic; cook, stirring 3 minutes longer.
  8. Add tomatoes with their puree, breaking them up with spatula.
  9. Stir in broth, Worcestershire and bay leaves.
  10. Increase heat to high and heat until mixture boils.
  11. Return steaks to skillet and reduce heat.
  12. Cover and simmer 40 minutes.
  13. Transfer steaks to platter and keep warm.
  14. Increase heat to high; stir in vinegar and heat to boiling.
  15. Boil until sauce has thickened, about 5 minutes.
  16. Discard bay leaves.
  17. To serve, spoon sauce over steaks.

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