Brown gravy is an American classic typically made with the drippings from beef, chicken, or pork. Brown gravy is fantastic poured over top of mashed potatoes, served with roast, or drizzled over meat and rice.
Now this is real comfort food--meat loaf wrapped in pastry and served with a sour cream gravy! Just add some mashed potatoes and you have a complete meal.
This classic American beef recipe is named for the herb-seasoned coating traditionally used on chicken pieces before frying. It is just as good on beef steak.
Make the wine-flavored gravy extra delicious: Scrape up flavorful browned bits from the roasting pan and use some of the drippings. Stir together the cornstarch and chilled wine until smooth before adding to the liquids in the roasting pan.
Make the brown sugar and orange juice glaze and prepare the ham in just 15 minutes. Then relax while it bakes in the oven.
Think of pot roast as the ultimate comfort-food chameleon. It starts out as a jumble of meat, veggies and liquid tossed into a pot, but then it converts into a rich, flavorful dish. If you decide to learn how to cook pot roast, you'll be making some culinary magic, turning budget-friendly ingredients into something wonderful with little effort. A pot roast takes longer to cook than a regular roast, but you won't be wasting your time fussing over it.
Why would you want to know how to make chicken fried steak (also know as country fried steak)? First, almost everything is more delicious when it's fried, but more importantly, this is a great trick for making a tough piece of beef more tender and flavorful. Where does the "chicken" part come in? The name nods to both the herb coating that the meat is dredged in (made with flour or breadcrumbs) -- similar to the batter used for fried chicken -- and the fact that it's fried to golden brown, just like chicken. The dish is usually made with round steak (also known as cube steak once it's been tenderized by a butcher).