Thursday, April 12, 2012

A Little Taste of Ireland's

When I was growing up in Nashville, there was a great local restaurant chain called Ireland's.  I don't know why it was called Ireland's since they didn't serve Irish food or have Irish decor as far as I can remember.  What I do remember are the steak and biscuits.  Oh my goodness.  When we needed a real treat, my cousin and I would go to an Ireland's at a local mall just for the steak and biscuits.  Did anyone ever order anything else at Ireland's?  Certainly not me.

Ireland's is long gone, but the memory of their steak and biscuits never fades.   I don't pretend that my steak and biscuits can compare, but they do make a nice change of pace entree.

Steak and Biscuits

2 pounds round steak (approximate)
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup flour
2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil

Trim fat from steak and cut into 3-4 inch square pieces.  With meat mallet, pound steak on both sides to tenderize. Season both sides of meat with salt and pepper to taste.  Place flour in small bowl and lightly flour the steak.

Heat oil in large skillet over high heat.  Quickly brown both sides of meat and remove to pressure cooker.  Add 1 - 1 1/2 cups water to pressure cooker. Do not allow water to come above bottom rack.  (Use your pressure cooker instructions as guidance.)  Cook in pressure cooker as per cooker instructions.  Mine takes 18 minutes after the regulator begins to rock.  Cook over medium-high heat until regulator begins to rock, then turn down to medium or medium-low to prevent burning.  Make sure the regulator continues to rock.

While meat cooks in pressure cooker, bake biscuits.

Serve while hot.  Especially good with butter on the biscuits!

Printable recipe


  1. I can almost smell them! My husband would love these!


  2. That looks so good...It's lunch time!

  3. Personally, I am vegan... but those look soooooo darn yummy! I love that you recreated this recipe.

  4. These look good! I feel like biting into this now.

  5. That looks soooo good! My mom makes similar steak we call it steak and gravy same ingredients but she does it in a pan on the stove top and the water and the flour coating from the steak make a thick gravy after simmering for hours. It is by far my favorite childhood meal!

  6. Those steak biscuits look good. Food are good especially when it's attached to good memories. =)

  7. That is just another reason that I need a pressure cooker. That looks soooo goood! I've never had steak and biscuits but you have definitely made me want to try it.

  8. Yum! Thanks for posting. These would be fun to take on a picnic!


  9. Another fab recipe! Will you share one for the biscuits too?

  10. I think I wanna marry u! It looks delish! xoxo

  11. I have never had meat with biscuits. This sound like interesting.

  12. Lol ~ can I skip the meat and just dig into those biscuits?? They look delish!! :)


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