Joanna’s Healthy Cowboy Steaks

SteakI make this recipe for Healthy Cowboy Steaks quite often. John likes the recipe as much as I do (which is to say that we both enjoy it a great deal). Do not be put off by the number of steps in the Instructions below – it is actually a very easy recipe to make.

The flavor is really enhanced with just a small amount of chili seasoning. You can add more chili seasoning if you prefer your steak a bit spicier.


  • 1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon reduced-calorie margarine
  • 6 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon chili seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons skim milk
  • 4 (4 oz) lean minute or cube steaks
  • 1 (12 ounce) can Evaporated Fat Free Milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a large skillet sprayed with butter-flavored Pam, melt margarine.
  2. In a shallow dish, combine 3 Tablespoons of the flour and chili seasoning.
  3. Pour skim milk into another shallow dish.
  4. Coat steaks first in skim milk and then in the flour mixture.
  5. Brown steaks on both sides for three to five minutes on each side.
  6. Remove steaks and keep them warm.
  7. In a covered jar, combine evaporated fat-free milk, water and remaining three tablespoons of flour.
  8. Shake well to blend.
  9. Pour milk mixture into same skillet steaks were cooked in.
  10. Stir in parsley and pepper.
  11. Cook over medium heat until gravy thickens, stirring often.
  12. For each serving, place one steak on a plate and spoon 1/2 cup of gravy over top.

I like to serve this with baked potatoes.

This meal is 7 points plus three points for the potato.



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