Country Fried Steak

We usually don’t eat steak. In fact, we don’t even eat ground beef much anymore because we’re trying to decrease the amount of red meat in our diet.* Have you ever tried to replace ground beef with ground turkey in tacos, chili, or burgers? Surprisingly, with the right seasonings and the right cooking time, I’ve had great results!

That being said, Ryan says he sometimes “craves” steak. Personally, I don’t get this “craving”, but it’s nice to indulge sometimes, so we try to have real beef (whether it’s steak or ground) once or twice a month. This time around, I wanted to have something home-y and comfort-food-y (is that a word? I don’t think so. Oh well, I like it.)

My inspiration: Country Fried Steak Tips in Gravy from Meet Penny. But I’m not crazy about drenching my steak tips in gravy, so I served it on the side. I also didn’t think the gravy would be flavorful enough for us, so I skipped the homemade and went the quick-and-easy route: packaged dry mix.

We had horseradish mashed potatoes (mash 1-2 Tbsp prepared horseradish, fat free sour cream, and butter with 4-5 cooked potatoes) and corn on the cob on the side.

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