16 Best Round Steak Recipes

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Discover a world of flavor with these mouthwatering round steak recipes! From savory braises to sizzling stir-fries, this collection showcases the versatility of one of the most affordable cuts of beef. If you’re craving steak but don’t want to pay an arm and a leg at the butcher counter, grab some round steak and give these recipes a try!

Pepper steak, swiss steak, fried steak, and steak lo mein.


Craving that delicious steak flavor without the hefty price tag you get from a sirloin or a porterhouse? These mouthwatering round steak recipes are packed with delicious possibilities and are sure to satisfy!

Also known as rump steak or cube steak, this affordable cut of beef is perfect for comfort food, from steak and gravy to country fried steak to stroganoff. Or you can go big on flavor with beef lo mein, beef and broccoli stir fry, or chili cheese steak!

Whether you’re looking for a fun, new dinner or want a satisfying comfort food fix, each easy recipe will show you how to make the most of this underrated cut. Get ready to savor the goodness of round steak in every bite!


1. Round Steak And Gravy

Does anything sound more comforting than tender round steak cooked in a flavorful gravy? Everything comes together in an Instant Pot, slow cooker, or oven to give the steak the perfect melt-in-your-mouth texture.

2. Country Fried Steak

This classic Southern dish involves coating round steak in a seasoned flour mixture, frying it until crispy and golden brown, then using the pan drippings to make a creamy milk gravy to smother on top!

3. Marinated Round Steak

Marinating is one of the best ways to tenderize leaner cuts of beef. 1 hour will suffice, but if you can give it the full 4 hours, even better! A simple combination of soy sauce, white wine vinegar, Worcestershire, and garlic add incredible flavor.

4. Swiss Steak

A little tenderizing, dredging, searing, and then simmering is the secret to getting super tender round steak. And because everything is made in one pot, the gravy will soak up the flavor of the brown bits after searing!

5. Smothered Steak

Smothered steak is a comforting dish where round steak is cooked low and slow with onions and mushrooms in a rich gravy. Serve over mashed potatoes or rice. If you’re looking for Southern style comfort food, this recipe is for you!

6. Beef Tips And Rice

Tender pieces of round steak cooked in a savory sauce and served over rice or noodles makes for a super hearty and satisfying meal. This is a great recipe when you want to throw something together that everyone is sure to love!

7. Round Steak With Cream Sauce

Whip up a restaurant quality steak dinner in just 20 minutes right in your own kitchen! The combination of butter, garlic, herbs, cognac, and cream gives you a luxurious dish that’s bursting with rich flavor.

8. Chili Cheesy Round Steak

Spice up your round steak with this easy and delicious one-pan meal! Start with a base of buttered onions, add seasoned and pan-fried steak, then top with tomatoes and cheese and bake until melted and bubbly!

9. Steak With Gravy And Mushrooms

Learn how to create a fork-tender round steak dish with savory gravy and mushrooms. This is old-fashioned, down-home cooking that uses the low-and-slow method to make sure the steak is never tough.

10. Round Steak Stroganoff

When you’re craving something classic and creamy, beef stroganoff with round steak fits the bill. The sauce is so mouthwateringly luscious, even picky eaters who normally avoid mushrooms won’t even notice them. Try serving with egg noodles to complete the meal.


11. Beef And Broccoli Stir Fry

You only need 30 minutes and a few simple ingredients for this dish! Tender strips of beef stir-fried with broccoli and a flavorful sauce is guaranteed to satisfy your cravings for carry-out. Try serving with white rice, brown rice, or cauliflower rice.

12. Beef Lo Mein

Have you ever thought about making beef lo mein using round steak? This Asian-inspired meal featuring stir-fried beef with vegetables and noodles in a flavorful sauce is family-friendly and makes great leftovers!

13. London Broil

The key to a juicy, flavorful, melt-in-your-mouth London broil is giving it plenty of time in the oven, but this dish is well worth the wait! Best of all, this inexpensive meal can feed a crowd and then some.

14. Chicken Fried Steak Fingers

This recipe offers a twist on traditional chicken fried steak by using round steak cut into finger-sized portions. The steak fingers are breaded and fried until crispy for some seriously delicious finger food.

15. Round Steak Stew

Calling all “meat and potatoes” fans! This one-pot meal featuring tender chunks of steak with vegetables in a rich gravy is the kind of meal that’s guaranteed to warm you up on even the coldest winter’s day.

16. Pepper Steak

Steak strips with bell peppers and onions makes an easy dinner. This simple dish can be made in minutes.

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Round Steak Recipes

By Heather
A collection of delicious round steak recipes. These recipes use round steak to make a tasty meal. Pepper steak, steak fingers, and more including these easy crockpot round steaks.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours
Servings: 4


  • 1 slow cooker


  • 2 pounds round steak
  • 1 12 ounce jar of beef gravy
  • 1/2 cup beef broth


  • Place round steak fillets in a slow cooker.
  • Pour gravy and beef broth over the steak. Place the lid on and cook on low for 6 hours.


Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.03g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 815mg | Sugar: 0.01g | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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