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two steaks in a cast iron skillet topped with onion gravy

Onion Gravy Smothered Steak

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WW Freestyle: 10
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Onion Gravy Smothered Steak is a traditional Southern favorite! The steaks are seared to perfection and then topped with a creamy onion gravy.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American/Southern
Servings: 4
Calories: 363


  • 4 (4-oz to 6-oz each, about 1-inch thick) sirloin steaks, at room temperature
  • garlic salt, to taste
  • fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 yellow onions, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • ½ cup low sodium beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup heavy cream or half and half
  • chopped fresh parsley


  • Pat dry steaks with paper towels; season steaks with garlic salt and pepper.
  • Heat vegetable oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add steaks to the hot skillet and cook until browned and cooked to desired doneness; about 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare steak. DO NOT crowd the skillet; cook two steaks at a time if skillet isn’t big enough.
  • Remove cooked steaks from skillet; set aside and keep covered.
  • Set skillet back over medium-heat and melt remaining butter.
  • Add in sliced onions and season with a pinch of salt; continue to cook for 10 to 12 minutes, or until onions are soft and caramelized. Stir frequently.
  • Stir in minced garlic and season with Italian seasoning; cook for 10 seconds.
  • Slowly add in beef broth and Worcestershire sauce; using a wooden spoon, scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Bring mixture to a boil.
  • Whisk in heavy cream and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low; return steaks to the skillet and continue to cook for 2 more minutes, or until steaks are heated through, and sauce has thickened.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Onion Gravy Smothered Steak
Amount Per Serving
Calories 363 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 113mg38%
Sodium 216mg9%
Potassium 621mg18%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 396IU8%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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