Texas Eats: Jerk Chicken, Detroit Pizza and Cajun Gravy Steaks

Season 4, Episode 14: David Elder and KSAT12 News anchor Ursula Pari share a Cajun Gravy Steak recipe

You can watch “Texas Eats” on Saturdays at 10 a.m. on KSAT 12, KSAT.com, and KSAT Plus, our free streaming app. Nominate your favorite spots in town through the Best Texas Eats Contest.

This week on Texas Eats, David Elder heads to the far West Side to sample some jerk chicken at The Jerk Shack with chef Nicola Blaque.

Next, David heads to the medical center area in San Antonio for some Detroit-style pizza at one of the city’s newest pizzerias, Via 313.

After that, David heads to a picturesque beer garden and kitchen just north of downtown --Elsewhere.

David follows that up with some Caribbean cuisine and chicken wings at The Dojo food truck.

Then, David heads east of downtown to pair Shiner beer with Japanese favorites at Cherrity Bar.

David then heats things up in the Texas Eats outdoor kitchen with KSAT12 news anchor Ursula Pari with her Cajun Gravy Steak recipe.

David then finishes things up on the River Walk with pizza and meatballs at Fiume.

You don’t want to miss this episode of Texas Eats!

Ursula’s Cajun Gravy Steaks


  • 2-3 lbs Round Steak or 7 steak
  • 1-2 Yellow Onion- 1 sliced roughly
  • 1-2 Green Bell Pepper sliced in strips
  • 2-3 Celery stalks diced
  • 4 cloves Garlic minced
  • Beef Broth or Stock-enough to cover the meat
  • 2-3 Tbs Cajun Seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Tabasco to bring the heat if you want it
  • Optional-1 package of sliced Portobello or white mushrooms
  • Optional-1 TSP Corn Starch or Flour-Totally optional if you want to thicken the gravy, but a true Cajun is good with it natural, LOL. Mix the cornstarch in a small bowl with ¼ pot juices to create a slurry, then combine and simmer a few minutes till thickened.
  • Served on White or Brown Rice


  • Let the meat come to room temperature, then pat dry with paper towels
  • Season with salt, pepper and a light dusting of cajun seasoning.
  • Place in heated cast iron skillet with tablespoon of vegetable oil and brown on both sides.
  • Immediately reduce heat to low, and throw already chopped veggies on top
  • Add broth or stock to cover meat
  • Add rest of seasoning, cover, and walk away for 2-3 hours.
  • (If using an Insta Pot, sear steak meat on the “saute” setting, then add remaining ingredients, cover and pressure cook for 45 minutes, allowing the dish to naturally release.)
  • Create thickening if desired with slurry, adjust seasoning for more heat, then serve over rice.
  • As my grandmother might say, “C’est bon, cher!”

This Week’s Restaurants

The Jerk Shack

10234 TX-151 Suite 103, San Antonio, TX 78251

Via 313 Pizza

8435 Wurzbach Rd Suite 213, San Antonio, TX 78229

Elsewhere Garden Bar & Kitchen

103 E Jones Ave, San Antonio, TX 78215

The Dojo

8123 Broadway Ste, San Antonio, TX 78209

Fiume Pizzeria and Wine Bar

200 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205

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About the Authors

David Elder is the host and executive producer of the food and travel show Texas Eats on ABC KSAT 12

Benjamin Garison is a producer, videographer, and editor for the top-rated food and travel show in Central and South Texas, Texas Eats with David Elder. Ben joined the Texas Eats team in the fall of 2020.

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