Country-Fried Steak With Creamy Salsa Gravy

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 19 Minutes


1 cup milk
1 large egg
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 (1.25-ounce) packet chili seasoning mix
1 to 1 1/2 pounds cubed sirloin steaks
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 (10-ounce) cans diced tomatoes and green chiles, 1 can drained and 1 can undrained
2/3 cup whipping cream


Whisk together milk and egg in a medium bowl. Stir together flour and chili seasoning packet in a shallow bowl. Dip steaks in egg mixture; dredge in flour mixture, shaking off any excess.

Fry steaks in hot oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet 4 to 6 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on a wire rack in a jelly-roll pan. Keep steaks warm in a 225° oven.

Stir in drained and undrained tomatoes and green chiles, and cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring to loosen particles from bottom of skillet. Whisk in cream. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly; reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Serve with steaks.

Jennifer Miller, Brookfield, Connecticut,

Southern Living

March 2005