Minute Steak & Gravy Breakfast

Time: 20 minutes

If you are looking for a delicious quick breakfast, I recommend you try this one! It is our go-to breakfast when we are travelling on vacation and I sometimes find my night-owl kids making it in the middle of the night! I usually keep a few minute steaks in the freezer, and we always seem to have the other ingredients around. I am pairing this with a Kim Mitchell tune (yes, another Canadian artist) as this is the type of dish you could get a diner when you are going out for a soda…

Music Selection: Kim Mitchell


1 minute steak per person (thin steak that is mechanically tenderized)

1 slice cheddar cheese per person (you can use other cheese like havarti or monterey jack, too, or swiss!)

Garlic powder – to taste


1 package beef gravy (and water)

3 – 4 cups sliced mushrooms

1 – 2 eggs per person

Olive oil for pans


In a small pot, make the gravy according to the package, and keep warm.

In small skillet, put a tablespoon of oil and fry mushrooms. Dust them with a bit of garlic powder, salt and pepper. When a bit browned, turn down on low or set aside.

In large skillet, put a tablespoon or two of oil. Season the steaks with garlic powder, salt and pepper. When the oil is hot, fry the minute steaks, letting them brown on each side. When browned, put the cheese to cover the meat and let melt (you can place them in the oven if you have an oven proof pan OR put a lid over the skillet).

In the meantime, poach or fry eggs (sunny side up are great). Set aside.

To plate, put a steak down, cover with mushrooms, then ladle on some gravy. Finally, top with a soft poached (or fried) egg. This is a heavy breakfast, it is good with buttered toast and jam, hashbrowns OR poutine.

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