Smothered Round Steak

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season the meat with one half of the salt and peppers.
  2. Dust with flour on all sides.
  3. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven or other large heavy pot over medium-high heat, add the meat, and brown well on all sides.
  4. Remove the meat and pour off all but 1 teaspoon of the oil.
  5. Add half the onions, bell peppers, celery, and the other half of the seasonings, and the stock or water.
  6. Stir well and reduce the heat to the lowest possible point.
  7. Return the meat to the pot and cover with the remaining vegetables.
  8. Cover and let cook until the meat is very tender, about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  9. Serve the meat in slices, with rice alongside and the gravy over all.
  10. When you try this recipe with other kinds of meat, be sure to adjust the cooking times accordingly--let tenderness be your guide.
  11. For extra flavorful meat, try larding with slivers of garlic before smothering.
Most Helpful

Cooked everything as stated, except left out the celery. The meat was a little dry--I used round steak but that could just be the cut of meat. At the very end of cooking, I thickened the sauce with cornstarch and served over rice. Thanks, Julesong!

Juenessa February 27, 2007

This was a very good principle recipe. By that I mean you can tweak spices to your liking but, as is it is yummy. I have modd'd this with a sprinkle of cayenne, tossed in dried parsley, and some nice deep cumin. You can use this same "technique" and make wonderful stew like dishes. I think this is the ultimate comfort food for beginners. Thank You JULEZ!!!!!

CHEEKIEMUNKI October 26, 2007

Used thin sirloin steaks and 1/2 the pepper and this was still very good. Thanks!

kelli August 21, 2006