Tips for Cooking Round Steak and Swiss Steak Recipe

Article by Sherry Frewerd

If you’re a beef lover looking to cut grocery costs, then consider buying round steak instead of other more expensive cuts of beef. This affordable steak is usually a thinner steak cut from the top round, and although not as tender or flavorful as the top round, a good round steak can be used in many recipes. Tenderizing techniques can turn this less expensive steak into a meal good enough to serve even your most special of guests.

One very popular tenderizing method is to use a meat hammer to pound the steak. Next, cut the meat up into strips or pieces to help it cook faster and evenly. Marinades will not make your beef more tender, that will happen during the cooking process, but it will add flavor. Many times choosing to slow cook round steak will make for a tender result. Another tenderizing method is to cut the strips diagonally across the grain. You can also try the moist heat method done in a covered skillet. Which ever way you cook it, however, round steak can rival a more expensive cut if cooked right.

Easy Round Swiss Steak

2 lbs round steak

1/4 cup flour

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp celery salt

1/4 tsp pepper

3 tbsp vegetable oil

1 med onion, minced

1 – 4 oz can mushroom pieces

2/3 cup water

1/2 cup commercial sour cream

Trim excess fat from steak. Pound steak and cut into pieces. Combine flour, salt, celery salt, and pepper. Dredge steak in flour mixture; reserving extra. Brown steak in hot oil in large skillet. Add onion and mushrooms; sprinkle with reserved flour mixture; add water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for about an hour, stirring a few times. Stir in sour cream. Serves 6.

Slow Cooker Round Steak

2 lbs beef round steak

1 tablespoon cooking oil

1 onion, sliced

1 can cream of celery soup

1 can cream of broccoli soup

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1/4 cup red wine

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

Trim fat from steak. Cut meat into serving size portions. In a skillet brown meat in hot oil. Slice onion and place in bottom of 4 quart crock pot. Place browned meat atop onion. In a bowl combine remaining ingredients; pour over meat. Cook on high heat setting for 5 hours. Serve over rice with steamed broccoli side dish. 4 servings

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