The Cook's Corner

Grillades and Grits

Staff Report
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- 2 lbs. round steak

- 2 tsp. kosher salt

- ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper

- ½ cup flour, seasoned

- 2 tbsp. Creole seasoning

- 3 tbsp. vegetable oil

- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

- 2 medium onions, julienned

- 1 red bell pepper, julienned

- 2 ribs celery, julienned

- 3 cloves garlic, chopped

- 2 cups beef stock

- 3 tbsp. homemade

Worcestershire sauce

- 2 cups tomatoes, chopped

- 2 fresh bay leaves

- 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar

- Crystal hot sauce to taste

- 1 tsbp. corn starch (whisked together with 1 tbsp. water)

- 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped

- 1/2 cup green onions, thinly sliced on the bias

- salt and pepper to taste

- 1 recipe of grits made according to the package instructions


1. Pound the round steak on both sides to about ½ inch thickness, then cut into 4 inch squares.

2. Season the grillades with the salt and cayenne pepper.

3. Combine the flour and Creole Seasoning, dip the Grillades one at a time into the seasoned flour and shake off any excess.

4. In a cast iron dutch oven or skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat until very hot, but not smoking.

5. Brown the Grillades well on both sides without burning.

6. Transfer the grillades to a plate.

7. Drain off the vegetable oil and melt the butter over medium heat.

8. Add the onions, bell pepper, celery and garlic.

9. Stirring frequently, cook until the vegetables are soft but not brown.

10. Stir in the beef stock, Worcestershire, tomatoes, and bay leaves, and bring the mixture to a boil.

11. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Return the grillades and the accumulated juice from the plate back to the pot.

12. Submerge the grillades in the sauce and simmer for about 1 ½ hours or until they're very tender.

13. When the grillades are tender remove them to a plate and bring the sauce to a boil.

14. Add the corn starch mixture and whisk until the sauce is slightly thickened.

15. Stir in the parsley, 1/4 cup of the green onions, red wine vinegar, hot sauce, and salt and pepper.

16. Mound the Grits on four heated plates and divide the steaks on top of the grits.

17. Pour the sauce over the grillades and grits, and top with the remaining green onions and serve immediately.

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