Creole Chuck Steak Etouffee

Creole Chuck Steak Etouffee

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In this steak étouffée recipe, boneless chuck is slowly cooked in a flavorful liquid full of aromatic vegetables, spicy sausage and broth. This beef étouffée recipe calls for a 2½-pound piece of chuck, but if chuck steaks are available at your market, purchase eight 4- to 5-ounce steaks instead of cutting your own from the roast. Serve the steak étouffée with stone-ground grits, polenta or rice, and pass the Tabasco.

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  • 2½ pounds boneless chuck, trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons Hungarian or smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4 ounces andouille sausage (see Tip), diced
  • 1½ cups finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • ½ cup finely chopped carrot
  • 1 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 14-ounce can diced roasted tomatoes
  • 2 cups low-sodium beef or chicken broth
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 cup thinly sliced scallions, divided


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  1. Cut roast crosswise into four 1½- to 2-inch-thick steaks. Cut each steak in half with the grain to make 8 smaller steaks (4 to 5 ounces each).
  2. Combine thyme, rosemary, paprika, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Rub all over the steaks.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a shallow large pot or high-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Add the steaks and cook until nicely browned on the bottom, 3 to 5 minutes. Flip and cook until browned on the other side, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  4. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan, reduce heat to medium and add sausage. Cook, stirring, until beginning to color, 2 to 5 minutes. Stir in onion, celery and carrot; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in bell pepper and garlic; cover and cook until the pepper is softened, 3 to 5 minutes more. Uncover and add wine. Bring to a boil, stirring to scrape up any browned bits, and cook until the wine is reduced by half, about 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, broth and bay leaves.
  5. Return the steaks and any accumulated juices to the pan, submerging them in the sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer, cover and cook, turning the steaks every 30 minutes, until the meat is fork-tender, about 1½ hours.
  6. Transfer the meat to a plate. Stir half the scallions into the sauce and bring to a boil. Boil, uncovered, until the sauce is intensified but not too thick, 5 to 10 minutes. Discard bay leaves. Return the meat to the sauce. Sprinkle with the remaining scallions.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Wrap and refrigerate rubbed steaks (Step 2) for up to 1 day. Let stand at room temperature for 40 minutes before proceeding with Step 3.
  • Andouille sausage is a smoky, mildly spicy pork sausage commonly used in Cajun cooking. Look for it near other smoked sausages in large supermarkets or specialty food stores.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 3 oz. steak & ⅔ cup sauce
  • Per serving: 302 calories; 11 g fat(3 g sat); 2 g fiber; 11 g carbohydrates; 32 g protein; 38 mcg folate; 92 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 2,592 IU vitamin A; 38 mg vitamin C; 55 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 564 mg sodium; 494 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (63% daily value), Vitamin A (52% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1½ vegetable, 4 lean meat, 1 fat

Reviews 2

April 04, 2018
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By: Colin & Alleen Postlewaite
This is one of our go-to recipes on the weekend, as it makes great leftover meals during the week. We never wanted to put the effort into polenta so we always make a hearty rice blend instead. We typically boost all of the seasoning by 50% or so and any rub that doesn’t stick to the meat still goes into the pan. We prefer a roast over steaks, and breaking it down gets easier with practice.
June 20, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Great mix of flavors, not enough spice This was a delicious and beautiful dish. However, the time involved was exhausting. Definitely not a weeknight dinner, unless it's leftovers. I really enjoyed all the flavors that the sauce had and loved how juicy and tender the steak turned out. I did buy the steak already cut, which I'm glad I did as there was already so much time involved in this recipe. I do wish there had been some more spice involved. The paprika and red pepper do a nice job, but with the celery, carrots, tomatoes and broth, it does weaken the spice. Next time I'll try adding a few tablespoons of Tabasco in it. Pros: Variety of flavors Cons: Time to make
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