I is for Italian Round Steak

If you ask Snake what his favorite recipe is, what he asks for on birthdays and such, the first thing he’ll come up with is Italian Round Steak. In fact, it’s been his favorite since we got married even with all of his other faves.

The recipe was in the instructions of our slow cooker that someone gave us for our wedding. As I was still in school at the time, I used that a lot. This recipe was actually the first one that I used since it’s magically on page one of the instructions.

Italian Round Steak

Makes 8 servings.

2 pounds beef round steak, ½ -inch thick, cut into 8 serving pieces
2 beef bouillon cubes
1 28-ounce can whole tomatoes, drain and reserve liquid
1 ¼ cup liquid (reserved tomato liquid plus enough hot water to make 1 ¼ cups)
1 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove, finely cut
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon oregano
1 ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup cornstarch
¼ cup cold water

Place steak pieces in pot. In a small bowl, dissolve bouillon cubes in reserved tomato liquid/hot water.

In a small bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, oregano and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over steak. Add bouillon-liquid mixture.

Cover pot and place on base. Heat at Setting #3 ½ for 8 to 9 hours. To thicken liquid, increase heat to Setting #5, 15 minutes before serving. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water. Stir into hot liquid and thicken. Keep warm for serving at Setting #2.


As you can see, it is ridiculously easy. And yet, it is still an amazing dish served over noodles. Doesn’t that make it a perfect recipe?

Several slow cookers later, I still make it multiple times a year. It might be a Keto cheat meal, but it’s always worth the cheat. Just ask Snake.

Wicked Wednesday

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