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.
Round Steak with Gravy
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.