Three Easy Round Steak Meals

Three Easy Round Steak Meals @BarbaraBakes #recipe

My daughter called me the other day and wanted my round steak with gravy recipe. I don’t really have a recipe. It’s just one of those dishes that I make without measuring. It’s a family favorite and it’s so easy. You cook once and eat three or four times.

So this time when I made it I was careful to note the ingredient amounts so that I could post it for her. I usually make it for a Sunday dinner and serve it with mashed potatoes. Then I’ll serve it again with lots of cracked pepper over noodles with sour cream on top, and another night it makes a great beef stew.

Three Easy Round Steak Meals

Round Steak with Gravy

Buy a big thick round steak, (about an inch and a half or two inches) about 6 lbs. Sometimes stores won’t have the whole big thick round steaks any more, so I just buy smaller ones and only brown as many as will fit in the pan.

In a large dutch oven brown steak on both sides in a hot pan with a little vegetable oil, until you have lots of dark brown bits on the bottom of the pan. The browning adds so much flavor to the gravy, so be sure and brown the meat well.

Add water (be careful because it may spit at you) at least enough to cover the meat. Stir in 2 beef boullion cubes and 2 T. dehydrated onions.

Cover the pan with a tight fitting lid and roast in the oven for at least 2 to 3 hrs at 350º until the meat is fork tender.

Remove from the oven, place the meat on a platter and cut 1/3 of the steak into individual serving portions. Cube the remaining 2/3 of the steak.

To make the gravy, mix about 1/2 cup flour with 1/2 cup water and gradually stir into the pan on the stove over medium heat until it thickens. You may need to add more of the flour mixture or more water to get the desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Put 1/3 of the gravy and steak into a serving dish and serve with mashed potatoes. Stir the cubed steak in to the gravy. After dinner, I’ll freeze it in freezer Baggies in 2 cup portions.

Round Steak Stew


  • 2 cups cubed round steak in gravy
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes in puree
  • 2 bay leafs
  • 1 T. dried parsley
  • 2 large potatoes, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 cup uncooked macaroni
  • 1 small bag frozen corn


Heat round steak in gravy, tomatoes, parsley and bay leafs until boiling over medium heat. Add diced potatoes and carrots. Simmer until potato is almost tender stirring frequently. (Add water if necessary for desired broth consistency.) Add macaroni. When the macaroni is almost done, add frozen corn. Serve when corn is heated through. Remove bay leafs before serving.

I also make a similar dish is the pressure cooker, Pressure Cooker Sirloin Tips in Gravy.

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  1. Amy V says

    Do you know how many people this recipe would feed? There are 7 in my family and my children are all hungry boys.

    • says

      Hi Marti – I have a large oval pan and usually I don’t cut the round steak before browning it or braising it in the oven. If your pan isn’t large enough to fit a 6 lb. round steak, just cut it in to two pieces and brown each pieces separately.

  2. Barbara Bakes says

    CookingKing – Thanks for the feedback on my post! I'm glad your meal was delicious! Hopefully the stew will be a hit as well.

  3. Cookingking says

    About to make a stew out of the frozen part I had from last weeks meal. The beef tips and gravy came out like how my mother once taught me, delicious. My wife is funny about reheated beef, but I doubt she will be able to complain. I just tried a piece as I broke up the meat in the pot and it doesn't have that cold steel flavor beef can get from reheating. Than again defrosting in a hot broth probably helped that. Hopefully I have found a successful use of beef left overs. Goal is to make a beef left over meal my wife will eat. Fingers crossed, since the prep time was small, and the ingredients are cheap.

  4. Anonymous says

    I was searching the net to a fun new way to cook round steak, but I found your blog instead. Instead of finding something daring to try I was inspired to bring back an old family favorite I have no idea why I have been ignoring this year. Thanks for posting such wonderful pictures and reminding my how simple, yet delicious round steak can be and be a comfort on a rainy day.

  5. Sophie says

    I like how you found so many ways to use one cut of meat, and each one looks delicious–I’m really liking that stew!

  6. Carrian says

    Barbara, I am not sure why they are called monster cookies. Maybe because of all the different things going on with the peanut butter, chocolate chips, m&m's, raisins and oatmeal? We always grill or broil our asparagus. We don't love them shocked. We do olive oil all over the asparagus and sprinkle with lemon pepper. Then under the broiler turning half way through cooking. It took me a while to love asparagus, but this way is delicious.

  7. Lynda says

    This looks so good- real comfort food! I love this meal and good round steak is hard to find in my store too.I’ve been trying to write some of my recipes down that are just in my head. It’s harder than I tought it would be!

  8. Cathy says

    This is true comfort food. The gravy is always my favorite part. It snowed here today so the aroma of this simmering away in the oven would be heavenly.

  9. Christy says

    Oh, this looks amazingly yummy! I’m always in search of round steak recipes, we purchase 1/2 beef once a year and we seem to have lots of rounds steaks left. Your recipes look like something my kiddos would try. Thanks for sharing!!

  10. Emily says

    Perfect timing! I have a round steak that needs to be cooked but I didn’t know how or what to do. Now, not only do I have 1 great dish..I’ll have three!! Can’t get better than thanks!! Thanks for all your wonderful recipes!!

  11. Megan says

    I love that you can cook once on a weekend and pretty much eat all week. I love recipes like this for those weeks that you know will be crazy. In fact, I have one of those weeks coming up pretty soon. I’ll have to check out the round steak situation at my local meat market! And I know its good if the kid is asking for the recipe. :)

  12. Barbara Bakes says

    Jenn – you’re welcome! Let me know how it turns out.

    Blonde Duck – I’m looking forward to tomorrow to find out what being a princess of pie involves!

    Meg – you can’t go wrong with a good gravy!

    Lorraine – thanks, she was a picky eater growing up, but now loves most anything I cook for her.

    Lisa – it’s definitely a meal a man will love.

    Jenny – winter definitely is all about comfort food isn’t it.

    Elyse – that such a nice thing to say! I hope it helps some.

  13. Elyse says

    YUM! I find that the recipes that don’t usually get written down are the best…I’m uber-appreciative that you took the time to write down these recipes for us!

  14. Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella says

    Thanks for sharing your recipe Barbara! They look easy and they must be delicious if your daughter has requested a recipe (the ultimate compliment for any cook) :)

  15. The Blonde Duck says

    My husband would love that round steak. And I’ve got a ton of it in the freezer! Thank you so much!

    Lord knows I love gravy!

    And you’re a princess of pie!

  16. Donna-FFW says

    Barbara- This looks fabulous. So comforting. Perfect dish! How nice that your daughter requested it. Im sure it was so delicious. Love the gravy!