Grits and Grillades

The Twist: Lean round steak browns in a reduced amount of oil, then simmers to fork-tender perfection in a slow cooker.


Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Other: 3 Hours


1 1/2 pounds top round steak (1/2 inch thick), trimmed
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 (14 1/2-oz.) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
1 (10-oz.) package frozen diced onion, red and green bell pepper, and celery, thawed
3 garlic cloves, pressed


1. Place steak between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap, and flatten to 1/4-inch thickness using a rolling pin or flat side of a meat mallet; cut into 2-inch squares.

2. Combine flour and Creole seasoning in a large zip-top plastic freezer bag. Add steak; seal bag, and shake to coat.

3. Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of steak, and cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until browned; transfer steak to a 4- or 5-qt. lightly greased slow cooker. Repeat procedure with remaining oil and steak. Add tomatoes and next 2 ingredients to slow cooker, and stir.

4. Cover and cook on HIGH 3 hours or until steak is tender. Meanwhile, prepare Asiago Cheese Grits. Serve steak mixture over grits.