Creamy Crock Pot Round Steak

May 30, 2019
Slices of boneless top round steak cook up fork-tender and surrounded in a creamy tomato-based sauce in this Creamy Crock Pot Round Steak.  It's saucy goodness perfect for spooning over a plate of hot cooked noodles.  And saucy slow cooker goodness perfect to sit down to after a long, busy day!
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Some would say it's out-of-season for crock pots.

In this time of the weather getting warmer, school winding down, and daylight hours getting longer, some would say it's time to switch over to the grill.

What do I say? - I say it's never out-of-season for crock pots!

 I love the convenience of coming home on a busy day to a slow-cooked meal in the crock pot, no matter what the time of year.

Sure, I love me some outdoor grilling.  Firing up that grill and tossing on some burgers and dogs is one of the great joys of summer.  And I also love the convenience of coming home on a busy day to a slow-cooked meal in the crock pot, no matter what the time of year.

One of our family's favorite slow cooker meals is this Creamy Crock Pot Round Steak.  It's a recipe my sister-in-law shared with me several years back, and one we've enjoyed ever since.

Slices of boneless beef round steak cook up fork-tender and are surrounded in a creamy tomato-based sauce.  It's saucy goodness perfect for spooning over a plate of hot cooked noodles.

And saucy goodness perfect to sit down to after a long, busy day. 

Creamy Crock Pot Round Steak In the Slow Cooker Image

Round steak is a cut of beef from the rear leg of the cow - which means it comes from the well-exercised areas of the leg and rump.  And when it comes to meat?  "Well-exercised" translates to lean and tending toward the tough side.

So yes, round steak is generally a tougher cut of meat that lends itself well to and benefits from the moist, low, and slow cooking of a crock pot.

Packages of Top Round Steak to Make Creamy Crock Pot Round Steak Image

But when choosing your round steak, there is a way to lessen the toughness - choose top round steak.

See, there are three cuts of "round:"

  1. Top Round - a lean cut, but the most tender of the three cuts of "round."
  2. Bottom Round - a bit tougher than top round.
  3. Eye of Round - the toughest cut of "round," and generally not very well thought of, actually ... it's pretty tough.
So when making this Creamy Crock Pot Round Steak, top round steak is absolutely the way to go.

Round steak is generally a tougher cut of meat that lends itself well to and benefits from the moist, low, and slow cooking of a crock pot.

Buy a couple of pounds of it, cut it into six big pieces, and toss it in the slow cooker on top of some sliced onions.

Then mix up a quick sauce of diced tomatoes, cream of mushroom soup, and some spices.  Pour the sauce over the round steak and then let the crock pot do its low-and-slow thing.

Once the meat is tender, mix up a combination of all-purpose flour and water as a thickener for the sauce ...  


Small Bowl of Flour and Water Mixed Together as Thickener Image

Pour the flour mixture into the crock pot and gently stir it into the sauce a bit.  I use a fork to sort of whisk the flour mixture in along the sides and in between the pieces of meat, trying hard to avoid breaking up the meat slices.

Let everything cook with the flour mixture for about 20 to 30 minutes to thicken up the creamy tomato-based sauce.

Pouring Thickener Into Creamy Crock Pot Round Steak Image

And then you'll have tasty slices of round steak cooked up fork-tender and surrounded in creamy sauce. 

Serving Spoon with Creamy Crock Pot Round Steak Image

It's saucy goodness perfect for spooning over a plate of hot cooked noodles.

And saucy goodness perfect to sit down to after a long, busy day - all with the convenience of the crock pot.

And in my book, slow cooker cooking is fabulous no matter what the time of year!

Slices of Creamy Crock Pot Round Steak On a Plate with Noodles Image
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Yield: 4-6 servings
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Creamy Crock Pot Round Steak

Slices of boneless top round steak cook up fork-tender and surrounded in a creamy tomato-based sauce in this Creamy Crock Pot Round Steak. It's saucy goodness perfect for spooning over a plate of hot cooked noodles. And saucy slow cooker goodness perfect to sit down to after a long, busy day!
prep time: 20 Mcook time: 6 hourtotal time: 6 H & 20 M

ingredients:

  • 1 onion, sliced in rounds
  • 2 lbs. boneless beef top round steak, cut into 6 pieces
  • 2 T. butter, divided
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (10.5 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c. cold water

instructions:

How to cook Creamy Crock Pot Round Steak

  1. Place onion slices in the bottom of the crock pot.
  2. Season round steak on both sides with a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Over medium-high heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter in the bottom of a large skillet; add 3 pieces of the seasoned meat. Cook, turning once, until browned on both sides (about 3-5 minutes). Repeat with remaining 3 pieces of meat.
  3. Place browned round steak on top of the onions in the crock pot.
  4. In a small bowl, combine diced tomatoes, cream of mushroom soup, oregano, pepper, and garlic powder. Pour mixture over meat in the crock pot.
  5. Cover and cook until the meat is tender – LOW setting 8-10 hours or HIGH setting 4 hours.
  6. 20 minutes before serving, put the setting on HIGH if you’ve been cooking the meat on LOW. Combine flour and water in a small bowl, whisking with a fork until smooth. Stir flour mixture into the crock pot juices. Cover and continue cooking for 20 minutes until the juices are thickened.
  7. Serve over cooked noodles, if desired.
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5 comments

  1. Hi Tracey!
    I'm with you - I love using a crock-pot during the summer months too! I like having supper cooking while I'm out having fun in the sun. It's great to come in from working out in the yard or garden, or after some time at the lake and have the main course already made. I printed the recipe, so I can give it a try. I have pork ribs in the crock-pot now. ;) Thanks for sharing at Homestyle Gathering!
    >>> Kim

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