Mountain Steak Recipe

Adapted from Mountain Fried Steak in Cider Beans, Wild Greens, and Dandelion Jelly: Recipes from Southern Appalachia by Joan E. Aller

Prep: 20 minutes | Cook: 30 minutes | Serves: 8



*Beef round steak can be purchased tenderized, but to tenderize your own round steak, pound the meat with a tenderizer mallet using the side with raised points. Flip the meat over and tenderize the other side.

  1. Cut the meat across the grain into 1-inch wide strips.
  2. Mix flour and seasonings together in a large bowl and dredge the meat until completely coated with the flour.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the round steak strips and brown on both sides. Add onions and pour in hot water. Cover skillet and simmer until meat is tender, about 30 minutes.