Beef bottom round steak is a versatile piece of meat indeed. It may not be the steak of choice if you want to enjoy the flavor and tenderness of a filet mignon or ribeye with fries, but it is an excellent choice for a range of various recipes.
You can use beef bottom round steak in many different homemade meals. For instance, this steak goes seamlessly into stir fry dishes, noodles, broth dishes, stews, and is absolutely mouth wateringly good when served with gravy.
So, what recipes can you try out with beef bottom round steak?
If you want to try making something different with beef bottom round steak, then give some of these recipes a go!
If you want to make a simple bottom round steak meal, then this recipe is for you. To make this, it’s all about the prep. Make sure that you tenderize the meat and season it well on both sides.
Cook in a skillet with lots of butter to bring out that flavor and follow the recipe to create a homemade wine sauce with minced garlic! The taste will be divine.
One of our favorite classic recipes is steak and gravy. The two just pair so well together. So, how could we make a list of easy steak recipes without one served up with gravy and mashed potatoes?
For this recipe, you’ll need to use a dutch oven to roast the steak on all sides to brown the steak. Then, saute some onion, water and beef base to give it that real flavor, and roast for a few hours. Serve with gravy, veggies and mashed potatoes.
You can also use round steak in Asian recipes served with rice, you just need to slice up the beef into thin strips.
Once cut, brown the meat and remove from the skillet, before whisking together beef consomme, soy sauce, sugar, ginger, garlic salt, pepper, green peppers and tomato soup to form your sauce.
Simmer for about 10 minutes, and stir in the beef, and simmer until done. Serve with hot white rice and enjoy!
Fed up of eating chicken fingers? Why not try steak fingers instead? All you need is vegetable oil, eggs, round steak, milk, all purpose flour and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Then, tenderize your steak and cut into strips, before combining all of the other ingredients to make your coating. Coat the steak pieces and fry in hot oil until golden!
This is a hearty dish that the whole family will enjoy. To make this one, brown the beef in a large dutch oven, before sauteeing some onion. Then add in the beef base with the onions, and roast in the oven at 350 degrees for about an hour.
Then, mix together some gravy over the stove adding salt and pepper, and serve over egg noodles, finishing with sour cream and chives on top.
You can’t go far wrong with a beef stew recipe. This one is a real winter warmer and is packed with veggies and nutrients.
Once you’ve cooked the beef, you’ll want to heat it in homemade gravy with tomatoes, parsley and bay leaves, and boil it on a medium heat.
Then, throw in some diced carrots and potatoes and simmer until tender. You can add some macaroni if you prefer, and serve with some cornbread!
Sesame seasoning and beef just goes oh so well together. With strips of round steak, chopped scallions, garlic, sesame oil and some soy sauce, it’s amazing what flavor you can create. Top the beef with sesame seeds and serve with white rice and veggies!
To make a chicken fried steak, you’ll need to mix together hot pepper sauce, salt and milk in a bowl. You’ll also need paprika, garlic powder, flour, salt and black pepper.
Then, coat the steak in your unseasoned flour, before dipping into the milk mixture, and then coat in the homemade seasoning. Heat in a skillet over medium high until golden brown and serve however you like!
Barbecue sauce is one of our all time favorites, so why not throw some on your beef bottom round steak? It’s tangy, but mouth wateringly good. For this recipe, you’ll need to preheat the oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit, and heat oil in a large skillet.
Then, brown the steak strips, before transferring to a baking dish. Mix in some garlic, ketchup, vinegar, sugar, along with paprika, salt, pepper, and mustard to make your own BBQ sauce. Cover the dish and place in the oven for about an hour, and that’s it!
Love smothering your meat in sauce and toppings? We’ve got the recipe for you. Follow the instructions to make the delicious sauce, and then preheat your oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit.
Put the sauce in a Ziploc bag with the meat and toss it so that your beef is covered.
Then, use a dutch oven to brown the meat, before pouring in beef broth, onion, pepper, salt, pepper and celery. Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer, before placing in the oven to cook.
Once done, remove and sprinkle some parsley over the top, and serve with either mashed potatoes or rice.
You can also use chunked up round steak for beef kabobs. It works exactly the same, and you’ll just need to chunk up the meat, peppers and onions in similar sizes, and grill for about 10-15 minutes.
You may need to marinate the beef first so that it is not too dry or tough after grilling.
12. Peppery Beef
Looking for a big hunk of meat? Aren’t we all! This recipe can help you release your inner barbarian with a huge chunk of beef that is garlicky, peppery and oh so saucy. Follow this easy recipe for the most flavorful steak you’ve ever had.
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As mentioned before, round steak can work well as stir fried beef, too.
All you need to do is cut up the beef into thin slices, stir fry in a light, gingery sauce with some vegetables such as snow peas, and serve over some steamed rice, or egg noodles if you prefer.
Prefer spice to gravy dishes? We’ve got you covered with this chili cheese round steak recipe. For this one, you’ll need to combine flour, garlic powder, salt, pepper and chili powder, and rub the mixture onto both sides of your steak.
Then, use a hot skillet to cook the steak in butter until browned. Add onion slices and stewed tomatoes in the juice over the top, before finishing with cheese, and bake in the oven for 30-45 minutes.
Steak and mushrooms are another combo that we love to eat. This recipe is packed with flavor, with worcestershire sauce, beef broth, butter, onions, thyme, salt, pepper, mushrooms and a splash of olive oil.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Beef Bottom Round Steak?
A round steak is found in the round of the rear leg of a cow. The round can be divided into cuts such as bottom round steak and top round steak. The bottom round steak comes from the round primal, where the muscles are very tough due to being worked by the cow.
However, it is really flavorful as it has more marbling going through the meat. Despite being slightly firmer, it can be so tasty when marinated and cooked slowly but surely.
What Is Beef Bottom Round Steak Used For?
Beef bottom round can be used in a range of different homemade dishes. It is typically the cut of choice for recipes that call for chunky pieces of meat such as beef stroganoff, stir fry or a chunky style chili.
That being said, because of the distinctive and intense flavor, a beef bottom round steak also goes well with various marinades to serve with veggies, or in steak and gravy recipes.
In other cases, this cut of beef is often sold as steaks, roasts, for marinating, or as ground beef.
How Do You Tenderize Bottom Round Steak?
If you have a steak that feels a little tender, then the best way to deal with this is to pound the steak.
By pounding, you can quickly tenderize the meat, making it much easier to cut, cook and eat. In addition, you’ll want to ensure that you are seasoning the meat, and cooking it slowly.
Cooking some steaks such as bottom round steak quickly, or grilling them on a high heat will just make it tough and chewy.
Instead, cook low and slow until cooked to your liking, and try using a marinade overnight to give the meat that extra juiciness and moisture.
How Do You Cook Round Steak To Make It Tender?
If you want the most tender round steak, then check out this recipe.
For the best results, you’ll need to trim the steak, and cut into two portions, before flattening it to about a ¼ inch thickness. Then, in a resealable bag such as a ziploc bag, mix flour and salt, and add the steak in so that the mixture coats it.
Next, take an ovenproof skillet and brown the steaks in a little oil on both sides, before removing and placing on a plate with foil.
With the drippings, saute your veggies with tomatoes and worcestershire sauce, and then return the steaks to the pan, cover and bake on 325 degrees for about an hour. This should make it soft, tender and juicy.