Capsicum (optional – use red, it looks nicer)
1 small clove of Garlic
Gravy powder (“gravox” etc.)
Optional – fresh herbs such as chives, basil, oregano, thyme and rosemary.
whatever vegetables you want to serve this with.
1). In a frying pan, place a little oil and then put the pan on to get hot. Place the steak into this hot pan and cook for about a minute on each side – just until they have browned. You aren’t cooking them, just sealing the sides.
2). Take the steaks out and place on a plate to “rest”
3). Chop the onion, capsicum, mushrooms and garlic. Place all but the garlic into the pan and fry until just starting to brown, add the garlic and fry until everything browns.
4). Add about a teaspoon of gravy powder to a coffee mug and add some water (about half a cup) and mix well. Pour this (plus 1 extra cup of water) into the frying pan. Add any of the fresh herbs you like (chopped)
5). Place the steaks back into the pan of gravy, and simmer these for your desired amount of time. If you like your steaks “medium”, this will be quicker than if you like them “well done” for example. I think steaks are best when they are just slightly pinkish in the centre, but some people prefer them totally cooked through and some people prefer them still bleeding. It is up to you.
have your vegies on cooking
6). When your steaks are done to your personal tastes, take them out and place them on the plate, with any vegetables you made, and add about a teaspoon of corn flour to a few tablespoons of water – mix well and then add this to the gravy. Mix it through. bring to the boil and it should thicken. Pour this over your steak and vegetables if you desire. You can add a little cheese to this gravy to make a cheesy mushroom gravy