Easy Crock Pot Round Steak with Mushrooms – NeighborFood
Make your slow cooker do all the work with this easy Crock Pot Round Steak! Mix all the ingredients in your clay pot, walk away and return to a tender round steak, mushrooms and onions in a rich meat sauce.
This publication was developed in partnership with the Ohio Beef Council. As always, all opinions are my own.
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I’m pretty sure round steaks don’t make many people’s “favorite steak” list. It wouldn’t be my first choice to grill or sizzle in a cast iron pan for date night.
However, after receiving several packs of round steaks at our annual purchase of a beef side dish, I learned how to treat a round steak properly and have developed a great appreciation for this affordable
cut of beef.
Round Steak: An underrated cut
Round steak is a lean cut of beef that comes from the hind leg of the cow. It is usually a harder cut of meat, because it has a lot of connective tissue and not much fat. Round fillets can be found as upper round, bottom round or eyes of round fillets with or without bone.
What are round fillets for?
The harder texture of round steak makes them a great candidate for slow cooking with high humidity. Cooking them slowly at low temperature allows the fat to break down, resulting in tender and tasty meat.
They can also be cut into very thin slices and sautéed (as in this sautéed steak), or look for cubed round steak to make battered fried chicken fillet.
The top round is usually more tender than the other cuts, which makes it better for frying in a pan. However, any cut will work well for a round steak in the clay pot!
How to make a round clay pot fillet
is as easy as it sounds, folks. This recipe only requires 6 ingredients and makes a good rich sauce without using canned soups!
- Before you do anything else, light your slow cooker high! Preheating the slow cooker before adding any ingredients to it reduces cooking time and allows all of its tasty ingredients to heat up faster.
- Then, cut a yellow onion and 8 ounces of white mushrooms.
- Spread half of the onions and mushrooms on the bottom of a slow cooker, followed by 1.5 pounds of round steak. Sprinkle the fillets with a packet of onion soup mix, flipping them over to cover both sides with the seasoning.
- Spread the remaining onions and mushrooms on top, then pour in the meat broth.
- Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 8 hours, or until meat reaches 160 degrees. Try not to look, as it extends the cooking time! Remove about 1/4 cup of the juices from the clay pot. Beat in 3 tablespoons of cornstarch to form a suspension. Stir the suspension again in the slow cooker, raise the heat to high and continue cooking for another 15-20 minutes, or until the juices thicken. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
What to serve with round slow cooker steak
I grew up eating this kind of filling, simple food, so this really feels like home to me. This is the perfect meal to prepare on a busy day. During a hectic school night, it’s wonderful to know that a comforting dinner is ready and waiting for us to enjoy.
I like to keep things simple and serve this round steak with my easy creamy mashed potatoes, which are the perfect vehicle to absorb all the delicious juices and sauce. You can also serve this with pasta, rice or fluffy rolls.
On especially busy nights, I throw a bag of frozen vegetables in the microwave elsewhere, but if I have more time, I love making these green garlic beans.
This October, thousands of families across Ohio will use beef in fall-inspired meals, such as this slow-cooked steak with chili, walking tacos and slow-pot shredded meat. Although many believe that industrial agriculture has taken the place of family farms and ranches, 97 percent of meat farms are family-owned and operated. You may meet one of the 17,000 beef farming families in Ohio in www.OhioBeef.org.
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