Low Fat Pan Seared Pork Cube Steak with Gravy

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"This is so simple to prepare. NO heavy coating, NO cream; but, the secret is plenty of fresh herbs. A quick pan sear and then just let it simmer until fork tender. Great to serve over rice, buttered noodles, or mashed potatoes. But, my favorite is just along side some roasted beets, and a sauteed cabbage with fennel, onion, and apples. It was delicious and easy."

Original recipe yields 3-4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (298.9 g)
  • Calories 390.9
  • Total Fat - 15.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 88.6 mg
  • Sodium - 2748 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 15.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.8 g
  • Sugars - 3 g
  • Protein - 46 g
  • Calcium - 60.3 mg
  • Iron - 3.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 65.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 1.7 mg

Step 1

Seasoning ... Add the flour, garlic and onion powder, cayenne, salt, and pepper to a small pie plate and mix to combine. Dredge the pork very lightly in the flour mixture, shaking off any extra.

Step 2

Pork ... I used my cast iron skillet for this, so I didn't need too much oil; but depending on your pan, you may need up to 1 tablespoon. Bring the pan up to medium high to high heat, add the oil, you want a nice coating on the bottom of the pan. Then add the pork steaks and saute on the first side until you get a nice sear (golden brown), then flip and cook another few minutes until golden brown once again.

Step 3

Add the shallots and chicken broth and turn the heat to medium low. Simmer for 20-30 minutes, uncovered until fork tender. I cooked mine in my cast iron on the grill and they took 20 minutes after I added the broth. Twenty (20) to 30 minutes should be a good approximate time.

Step 4

Finish and Serve ... Add the butter, fresh herbs, and serve. It would be fantastic over mashed potatoes, rice, or buttered noodles. ENJOY! It is a great rich, gravy based recipe, but a lot less fat then some.

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