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 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.
You can make this beef stew with top round steak, bottom round steak, eye of round roast, or sirloin tip round steak.
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.
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 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
Beef and Gravy*
- 2 lbs round steak roasts top round, bottom round, eye of round, or sirloin tip round steak, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 cups of water
- 1 tablespoon beef base Better Than Bouillon*
- 1 tablespoon dehydrated minced onion or 1 large onion finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons water
- Heat round steak in gravy, tomatoes, parsley, and bay leaves 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 leaves before serving.
Beef and Gravy Instructions:
- Season the beef generously with salt and pepper. In a large dutch oven brown cubed round steaks on all sides in a hot pan with vegetable oil. Brown the meat in batches for about 5 minutes per batch until all the meat is browned—do not crowd the pot. Add more oil as needed. Transfer the browned meat to a plate.
- If using fresh onion, add it to the pan with some additional oil and saute until tender. Add 1 cup of water to the pan (be careful because it may spit at you) and deglaze the pan, scraping up all the brown bits. Add remaining water and browned beef, add more if necessary to almost cover the meat.
- Stir in beef base (Better Than Bouillon) and dehydrated onions, if using.
- Cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid and roast in a preheated 350º oven for about 1 hour or until the meat is fork-tender.
- To make the gravy, mix flour with 3 tablespoons water and gradually whisk into the dutch oven on the stove over medium heat, stirring 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.
- Serve with over egg noodles prepared according to package directions. Top with sour cream, optional.
this recipe isn’t written well…doesn’t make sense. will be moving on.
I see peas in your stew and no pasta. I’m assuming the recipe is different from the picture?
Super easy to make this. My family loves it. I’m definitely printing this out to make it again. Nice, clear instructions! Thank you so much:)
Thank you Jenna for letting me know how much you liked it!
JESSICA J JIMENEZ
Hello, I’m confused. It says to take the meat out and place it in a dish. Then it says to add water to the pot, enough to cover the meat.???
Hi Jessica – after you saute the onion and deglaze the pan with 1 cup of water, add the browned beef to the pot and the additional water. Enjoy!
I wanted to print the recipe for Beef Stew and saw the first ingredient was Beef in Gravy. It would be helpful if you included the instructions for this step with the whole recipe.
Hi Tom – I took your suggestion and updated the recipe with directions on making the beef and gravy without making the Three Easy Round Steak Meals https://www.barbarabakes.com/three-easy-round-steak-meals/ Enjoy!
How much water goes in this? There must be more liquid than just a can of tomatoes and the gravy, which is really thick.
Hi Lorraine – the recipe is one of my three meals see my Three Easy Round Steak Meals for directions to prepare the round steak and gravy https://www.barbarabakes.com/three-easy-round-steak-meals/. If you only want to cook enough beef and gravy for this stew, follow the directions for the Round Steak and Noodles recipe https://www.barbarabakes.com/round-steak-beef-and-noodles/