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    Spoon Tender Round Steak

    Spoon Tender Round Steak. Photo by Marlene.

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    1 hr 10 mins

    10 mins

    1 hr

    southern chef in louisiana's Note:

    I call this spoon tender because its so tender you can cut it with a spoon. This makes great tomato gravy while it cooks and is great served over rice. Sometimes I will add carrots, bell pepper, and fresh mushrooms to the pot.

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    • 3 lbs round steaks, cut into medium size chunks
    • 1 (29 ounce) can tomatoes, mashed with juice
    • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 1 (2 ounce) package Lipton Onion Soup Mix
    • 1 teaspoon rosemary
    • 1 teaspoon thyme
    • salt and pepper
    • flour, for dredging


    1. 1
      Salt and pepper the steak, coat with flour, and then brown in skillet in olive oil on both sides.
    2. 2
      After all the steak is browned, put in a medium size pot with lid.
    3. 3
      Pour in the tomatoes you have crushed with the juice. Add all other ingredients, mix well. Add about 1/2 cup water and mix again.
    4. 4
      Bring to a boil and stir. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 to 11/2 hours until tender.
    5. 5
      Serve with rice.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 18, 2010


      This is wonderful! I cook it exactly as the recipe says. Very easy and the round steak turned out perfectly tender. I make this often and serve it with quinoa instead of rice.

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    • on December 03, 2010


      This gets a 5 for me bcz I never liked the "Swiss steak" type round steak when I was a kid. I wanted something different and this turned out great! I love the sauce. Instead of tomatoes, I used 24 oz tomato sauce, homemade "Lipton" soup mix and gf flour. Cooked for 1 hour and was pretty tender (but not spoon tender) for round steak, BUT my steak was tenderized by the butcher also. I might try it the full 1 1/2 hrs next time. DH thought it would be good in the crock pot too. Served with elbow noodles (gf).

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    • on October 26, 2009


      Pretty much made this as written except I added a finely chopped green pepper and I quickly cooked the onion and green pepper in the skillet I'd browned the meat in before adding it to the pot. I guess I missed the part about adding 1/2 cup water in Step 3 but we didn't miss it and it turned out fine. I even left the lid just a tiny bit open on my pot for the last 20 minutes to let the sauce thicken up. I thought this had very good flavor and the meat was very tender. We had it over rice. I think my husband would prefer egg noodles but I enjoyed the rice. I would make it again.

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    Nutritional Facts for Spoon Tender Round Steak

    Serving Size: 1 (394 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 363.2
    Calories from Fat 86
    Total Fat 9.6 g
    Saturated Fat 3.1 g
    Cholesterol 129.7 mg
    Sodium 890.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 13.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
    Sugars 6.3 g
    Protein 53.8 g

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