Quick Beef in Gravy

Contributor: Christine Pittman

Beef strips in gravy are a quick and delicious entree that can be served over rice, with mashed potatoes, or over noodles.

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


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  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder (optional)
  • 1 lb. beef strips
  • 2 TBS. vegetable oil
  • 2 cups low-sodium beef stock
  • 1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch (optional)
  • 4 tsp. water (optional)


  1. In a large bowl combine the flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  2. Add the beef strips and toss to coat.
  3. Transfer beef to a plate, shaking off excess flour. Discard excess flour.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and heat until very hot.
  5. Add beef in a single layer and do not touch for 2 minutes.
  6. Flip beef and stir frequently until it is under your desired done-ness. It only really needs a minute or so.
  7. Remove from heat. While stirring, slowly drizzle in the beef stock. Put it back on the heat and bring it to a simmer.
  8. If you’d like the sauce to be thicker, in a small bowl combine the cornstarch and water until smooth. Add it all at once to the skillet. Stir until it comes to a simmer and thickens.
  9. Taste and season with salt and pepper, if desired.