Smothered Steak

You will need:

Round steak, cut into serving size pieces
A bit of flour
A bit of oil
A fying pan
A covered baking dish (or an uncovered baking dish and some aluminum foil)

Put a little bit of oil in a frying pan. If you're feeling adventurous, add a tablespoon of bacon grease. This will make it taste really good. It will also make it not nearly as healthy. But you can always run a couple of blocks after dinner to balance things out. Turn the heat up fairly high. If the oil starts to smoke, it's probably too hot. If it catches fire, it's definitely too hot.

Put the flour in a shallow dish. Plop a piece of meat into the dish and then turn it over. It wil have flour stuck to it. If you like, you can use some meat tenderizer before the plopping step.

Put the meat in the frying pan. Do the same thing with all the other meat. Cook it until you think you've cooked it too long. It should be a lovely dark brown with some burnt bits here and there.

Take the meat out of the pan and put it in the baking dish. Add the rest of the flour to the pan. This is assuming you started with less than a cup of flour. If you used six cups of flour don't put it all in the pan and be more careful next time. Stir the flour around until it's browned. Keep stirring and add water. Add enough water to make more gravy than you think you need.

Pour the gravy over the meat. Cover the dish and bake at 350 until you get hungry.
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