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This classic southern comfort food recipe is often a popular dish for breakfast lunch or dinner. But the traditional form can pack a whopping 15-22 Points per serving…YIKES!

Now just because you are watching your weight doesn’t mean you have to give up on Country Fried Steak Recipes. Just try this slimmed down version, adapted from Paula Dean’s Country Fried Steak and Gravy Recipe, and you’ll save yourself a whole lot of extra fat and calories.

With just 6 Points per serving, you can enjoy this southern food favorite and feel not an ounce of guilt.

Guess this means I better come up with a good, low Points Biscuit Recipe now?

Country Fried Steak and Gravy Recipe


  • 1 lb lean cube steak, trimmed of excess fat and cut into 4 portions
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup Fiber One cereal, processed very fine, to breadcrumb consistency
  • 1 ¼ cups fat free beef broth
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch, plus 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Place all-purpose flour on a large plate. Place egg whites in a shallow dish.
  3. Whisk Fiber One breadcrumbs, whole-wheat flour, the 1/4 cup cornstarch, garlic and paprika in another shallow dish.
  4. Season both sides of steak with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Dredge the steak in the flour, shaking off excess; dip in the egg whites, then dredge in the Fiber One/flour mixture.
  5. Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonfat cooking spray, and heat over medium-high heat.
  6. Reduce heat to medium and add 2 pieces of the steak; cook until browned on both sides, turning once, 3 to 5 minutes total. Transfer the steak to the prepared baking sheet and repeat with the remaining pieces of steak.
  7. Transfer the baking sheet to the oven and bake until cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile, add broth to the pan and boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until reduced to about 1 cup, approx 3 to 5 minutes.
  9. Whisk water and the remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch until smooth.
  10. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the left over Fiber One/flour mixture.
  11. Return to the heat and cook, stirring, until thickened, 1 to 2 minutes.
  12. Stir in buttermilk; season with the remaining salt and pepper.
  13. Serve the steak topped with the gravy.

Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is 1 steak with 1/4 of the gravy
Each serving = 6 Points

PER SERVING: 288 calories; 8 g fat; 14 g carbohydrates; 33 g protein; 3 g fiber


  1. When you say fiber one cereal are you talking about the original bran cereal? What specific fiber one cereal are you using! Thanks so much!

    • Wendy Zitzman

      Yes, it refers to the brand Fiber One cereal. However, Trader Joe’s has it’s own version, and there are a few other generic options as well that also work great.

  2. I have a question: recipe says 1/4 Fiber One cereal. Is that a misprint and did you mean 1/4 cup, or am I to use 1/4 of a box of Fiber One?

    • LaaLoosh

      Should read 1/4 cup. Thanks for catching that!!

  3. Heather M

    The steak was great and the gravy tasted fine on the meat, but it was neither white nor gravy-like HAHA added more liquid to try, but only helped a little…

  4. This was fantastic, my husband loved it! I’m always using chicken or ground turkey when I cook healthy, so this steak was a nice change for him. Thanks so much for all your great recipes. I’ve lost 62 pounds just eating these healthy recipes.

  5. Hastygrant

    This was really good. I made it for my family tonight. They are huge chicken fried steak fans. I wasn’t sure if they would like the changes but everyone loved it! Thank you for your recipes.

  6. I was a little weery about this recipe but because my husband loves steak so much I thought I would give it a shot. So to anyone who is feeling the same way as me…. JUST DO IT!!! This meal was probably so much better than a regular Country Fried Steak. The whole family loved it and it is so filling. Love it!!!!!

  7. I am SO in heaven that you made this recipe!! Thank you!!

  8. i plan on making this tonight, but when i went to the store, could not find plain fiber one cereal

  9. I cooked this recipe for my family tonight. The steak turned out wonderful! I was worried that my kids wouldnt like the gravy because on first tasting it I thought it add that after taste of wheat flour but once I put mine on my steak you couldnt taste the flour at all. My kids ate all of it. I ate mine with a side of "mock" mashed potatoes, cauliflour mashed, and it was really great. Thank you!

  10. Hey LaaLoosh!!

    I just wanted to say thank you so much for this website!!!! I just purchased the basic weight watchers today and I am tracking things on my own, however, I didn't have enough money to get the cookbook (i'm a broke graduate student) =]

    Anywho, I just want to say i graciously appreciate that you have this website. I'd like to get away from making processed ready made meals at dinner to fresh ones such as the ones you have listed.

    Thanks so much and I will be visiting often!!

  11. r all these weight watchers recipes points plus ?

    • As the title states, this is a Points + recipe…not the old points. Most of my old recipes still have the old Points, but I am doing my best to convert them over time, however, it's taking me a while to gather all of the nutritional information for them. You can tell whether the recipe has the Points or Points + by looking at the title. If it says "Points +", it's the new PointsPlus, and if it says 'Point Total", then it's the old Points system. Hope that helps, and thanks for reading!

  12. Natasha Davis

    Just made this for supper and may I say this was VERY GOOD!!! The whole family loved it. I did have to add extra salt, pepper and garlic salt to the sauce as it tastes a little bland at first but after the additions it was an amazing hit. Thanks to the Laaloosh recipes I have lost 8 pounds and I am still going strong, thank you!!!!

    • Yep…just realized that I forgot to list that in the recipe! I've updated it now. Thanks for catching that!