Grillades and Grits

Recipe from

Southern Living


1 1/2 pounds top round steak
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted and divided
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 green pepper, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 (14.5-ounce) can tomatoes, undrained and chopped
1 cup water
4 cups hot cooked grits


Pound steak to 1/4-inch thickness with a meat mallet or rolling pin. Cut steak into 2-inch squares; set aside.

Combine flour and next 4 ingredients in a large heavy-duty, zip-top plastic bag. Add steak; seal bag, and shake to coat.

Brown half of steak in 1 tablespoon butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat about 2 minutes on each side. Remove from Dutch oven; keep warm. Repeat procedure with 1 tablespoon butter and remaining steak. Remove from Dutch oven.

Add remaining 1 tablespoon butter, onion, and next 3 ingredients to Dutch oven. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add tomatoes and water; return steak to Dutch oven. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes, stirring once.

Spoon grillades over grits, and serve hot.


January 1999
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