Round Steak Beef Stew

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This Round Steak Beef Stew Recipe is a perfect combination of round steak and vegetables, in a rich gravy.  A delicious, hearty recipe that is a meal in a bowl.

Round steak beef stew with colorful vegetables in a white bowl

Round steak is often a more affordable cut of beef, especially if you can find it on sale. It’s lean and easy to use in recipes. This beef stew is part of my favorite meal prepare shortcut recipes, Three Easy Round Steak Meals.

The idea is simple, you cook 6 lbs. of round steak and once it’s fork-tender, divide the meat and gravy and use it to make three different meals. This shortcut allows you to get oven braised beef stew on the table in less than 30 minutes. 

If you don’t want to cook enough round steak to make all three meals, I also have the recipes for each round steak recipe individually.

Beef Stew Recipe in the Dutch Oven

There is just something about a beef stew that sticks to the ribs longer than other meals.  If you have a “meat and potatoes” fan in your house, it is also a great way to satisfy them while stretching a meal a bit further.

collage of uncooked round steak and ingredients for making beef stew base

What to Serve with Beef Stew 

The best thing about this delicious beef stew recipe is that it truly is a one-pot meal.  You don’t have to dirty a bunch of dishes for a delicious meal that is satisfying to everyone.  

When I make this, I like to serve it with some nice crusty bread to dip into that rich flavorful gravy.  You could also leave the pasta out of the recipe, cook it separately, and then pour the stew over it for a slightly different option.

A bowl of round steak beef stew with sliced bread

Can I Make Round Steak Beef Stew In An Instant Pot

If you are like me, you know that making most meals in the Instant Pot cuts the time in the kitchen.  Many people prefer beef stew when slow-cooked in the dutch oven, but you can make a great tasting stew in the electric pressure cooker/Instant Pot. If you’re short on time, be sure and check out my Old-Fashioned Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe

More Soup and Stew Recipes

If you enjoy this stew recipe, you’ll love these recipes.  Tons of flavor and easy to make, these are hits at the dinner table year-round. The Minestrone Soup and Pasta Fagioli are perfect choices that much like this beef stew recipe, are all-in-one meals you will love.

Round steak beef stew with colorful vegetables in a white bowl
Yield: 6 - 8 servings

Round Beef Stew


  • 3 cups of cubed round steak in gravy*
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes in puree
  • 2 bay leafs
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2 large potatoes, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 cup uncooked macaroni
  • 1 12 ounce bag frozen corn


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


*see Three Easy Round Steak Meals for directions to prepare the round steak and gravy. If you only want to cook enough beef and gravy for this stew, follow the directions for the Round Steak and Noodles recipe.

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Round Steak Beef Stew with potatoes, carrots, peas, and corn in a white bowl

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