3 Tried & True Recipes for Round Steak
Agree - round steak from the leg. Here are 3 family favorites and I typically do stew or the meat pie with mine but I added a steak version that is like BBQ and very good. Enjoy!
1 1/2 - 2 pounds stew meat (cut up round steak)
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 can (16 oz) whole or diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup water (omit if you use 24 oz. can tomatoes - I actually prefer this)
1/4 cup white wine
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 medium onion cut lengthwise and sliced thin
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 cloves garlic minced
1 bay leaf
2 medium baking potatoes
Combine flour, marjoram, salt, pepper in a food storagebag. Shake.
Add meat and shake to coat. Heat oil on medium-high heat until hot. Brown the meat in oil.
Add all remaining ingredients but potatoes. Heat to boil. Reduce to simmer for one hour stirring occasionally.
Cut potatoes into 1 inch chunks. Add potatoes. Heat to boil. Reduce to simmer for one hour stirring occasionally (test potatoes for doneness.)
Discard bay leaf before serving.
Baked Round Steak
2 pounds round steak – 1 inch think is good
1/2 cup flour
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon butter (for the oil)
2 tablespoons olive oil (or vegetable oil)
3 tablespoons chopped onion
1 tablespoon butter cut up (to top steak when baking)
1/4 cup beef broth
Heat oven to 350. Trim meat to serving size pieces. Mix flour, salt & pepper on waxed paper. Coat steaks with flour mixture. Melt the 1 tablespoon butter in 2 tablespoonsoil on medium heat. Brown the steaks inbatches and add oil/butter as needed.
Arrange steaks in12x8 baking pan. Sprinkle with choppedonion. Top each steak with 1 teaspoonbrown sugar and 1 teaspoon ketchup. Sprinkle with basil and dot withbutter. Add beef broth to the frying pandrippings and cook for a minute loosening any browned bits. Add to the baking pan. Cover with foil.
Bake for 45 minutes then remove foil. If meat appears dry add a small amount more broth. Bake until browned on top – about 15 minutes.
Venison Meat Pie
2 cups cut up cooked cubed venison (round steak)
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced potato
1/2 cup thinly sliced carrot
1/2 cup rutabaga cut 1/2 inch cubes (can omit but reallygood in there)
1 small onion sliced in rings
1 package prepared brown gravy but add 1/4 teaspoon salt and1/8 teaspoon pepper (can also used jar/canned gravy)
1 tablespoon cut up butter
1 box Pillsbury pie crust (contains two crust.) You can make your own but I fail at this. :-(
Spread crust in DEEP greased pie plate.
Layer meat, potato, carrot, rutabaga, and onion into the pastrylined dish. Pour prepared gravy overtop.
Dot the filing with butter. Roll out other crust to cover the pie and seal the edges cutting offexcess crust.
Cut several slits in top crust. Bake 1 hour at 375 on top of cookie sheet asit most likely will boil over a bit.
Let stand at least 10 minutes before serving.