When you are married to someone in the military, you realize how important a home cooked meal is for your spouse.  My husband is like a growing child, he is always hungry. When he comes back from the field, I know he is ready to enjoy real food after eating MRE’s for days, weeks, and sometimes months.

In this section of the blog, I will be sharing with you some of my husband’s favorite meals that are easy on your budget, healthy, balanced, and simple to prepare.  Due to my new-found love of using fresh herbs in everything I cook, I will also include a section in each post describing the health benefits of the herbs used in each recipe.

This recipe calls for fresh thyme.  Thyme is healthy for your body in many ways. It boosts your immune system, reduces stress, protects against heart diseases, and has been used to treat chronic coughs and respiratory diseases. Thyme can be used in teas, and is widely used in marinades and to season meats such as; fish, poultry, and beef.

Country style steak is inspired by my southern roots and is a dish that both my grandmother and my mother made frequently during my childhood.  It is also one of my husband’s and my father’s most favorite meals. This southern soul food meal is sure to please the meat eaters in your family.  I hope you enjoy my modern as well as quick and easy edits to this delightful southern recipe.


1 pound of cubed steak

1 can of Campbell’s Beefy Mushroom Soup

1 to 1 ½ cups of vegetable oil

½ cup of self-rising flour

¼ teaspoon of salt

¼ teaspoon of pepper

1 teaspoon of fresh thyme (chopped finely)


1-Add oil to a deep-frying pan and heat on a medium setting.

2-Mix the flour, salt, pepper, and thyme and spread out onto a plate or shallow dish.


3-Dip each piece of steak into flour mixture on both sides and add to the frying pan filled with oil.


4-Brown the steak on both sides slightly, then place on a paper towel to drain oil.


5-Place steak pieces in a casserole dish and pour the can of beefy mushroom soup on top of the steak.

6-Set the oven to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes.

This meal serves 2 and costs approximately $10.00 including the side items.

*Country Style Steak pairs nicely with a side of white rice and steamed broccoli.

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