Chicken-Fried Steak with Sausage Gravy

This afternoon we worked on the basement, well Hubby did most of the work.

Hubby worked on putting up the insulation board and cutting the carpet and putting down the 2X4 that he ripped in 1/2.

Then we ran and got the kiddos some new tennis shoes.

New Shoes

Bubba is going to start running and Chickie has outgrown her tennis shoes that she uses for volleyball.  What a productive afternoon, it only took us going to 3 different stores before we found a pair that they liked.

While we were out, might as well hit Starbucks.

That would be a Light Carmel Frappucino for me, Strawberries & Cream Frappucino for Chickie and a Chocolate Smootie for Bubba.  As you can tell, we all enjoyed them.

Once we got home from our errands it was time to start on supper.  I used another recipe from Rocco Dispirito’s Cookbook, Now Eat This!  It us Chicken-Fried Steak with Sausage Gravy.

You are to use 4 – 3-ounce portions lean filet mignon, pounded about 1/3 inch thick.  (I used ribeyes)

Then you put 1 cup whole-wheat four into a shallow dish.

2 cups bread crumbs into a separate shallow dish.

3 egg whites whipped in a bowl until they are very foamy but not quite holding peaks.

Egg WhitesBread Crumbs

Whole-Wheat Flour

Dredge the steaks in the flour, shaking off any excess.  Dip them in the egg whites to coat.  Then dredge the steaks in the bread crumbs, coating them evenly.

Ready for the oven


Place the steaks ont eh wire rack and spray them with cooking spray.  Season the steaks with salt and pepper to taste, and roast until they are golden brown and crispy, 8 to 10 minutes at 450°.

Saute Pan


Meanwhile, heat a large nonstick saute pan over high heat.  When the pan is hot, add 1 – 6 oz. link hot Italian turkey sausage, casing removed (I used pork sausage) and stir it to break it up.  Cook the sausage until it is just done, about 4 minutes.

While the sausage is cooking, whisk 1 cup low-fat, low-sodium chicken broth into 1 T cornstarch in a small bowl.

Add the cornstarch mixture to the sausage and bring it to a simmer.  When the gravy has thickened slightly (after about 2 minutes), remove the pan from the heat.

Stir 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt into the gravy.  Season it with salt and pepper to taste.  Pour the gravy over the steaks, and serve immediately.

I served it with a side of broccoli.  It was delicious.  In fact, the kiddos had seconds, when they have seconds I know it is good.  So for dessert we had the cheesecake from The Fort Dodge Cheesecake Lady we bought at the Fur Ball last night.

Carmel Apple Cheesecake

The cheesecake was good except there was no apple in it.  I was hoping for small slices of apple in it. 

So now it is time to get things lined up for work tomorrow.  The kiddos are lucky because they don’t have school tomorrow.  Oh to be in school again.  Have a great night.


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