“Have you ever had cube steak (or round steak) sitting in your freezer and had absolutely no idea how you were going to prepare it differently than usual? This was my dilemma until I came across this recipe by Marilyn Moll of Urban Homemaker in a cookbook my friend Shannon kindly printed off for me. Marilyn describes it best: "Vegetables thicken the sauce-like gravy which smothers fork-tender steak." It is important to peel and grate your carrots and finely chop your onion and celery for the gravy to form properly. I also tend to double the amount of flour/mustard mixture that I dredge my round or cube steaks in to be sure that they are well coated. I serve this with cheddar and roasted garlic mashed potatoes.”
6hrs 20mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut round steak or cube steak into 6 or more serving size pieces.
  2. Salt and pepper steak pieces.
  3. Combine flour and dried mustard; then coat steak pieces with flour mixture.
  4. Using a large frying pan, brown the meat in 1 tablespoon of oil and 1 tablespoon of butter.
  5. Transfer to a crock pot.
  6. Heat remaining oil and butter in the same frying pan.
  7. Add onion, carrots, and celery. Saute until vegetables are glazed.
  8. Add tomatoes, Worcestershire, and sugar. Heat, scraping up drippings from bottom of pan.
  9. Pour vegetable mixture over the meat in the crock pot.
  10. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until tender.
  11. Serve meat with vegetable sauce over top. Sprinkle with chopped parsley as garnish, if desired.
  12. Note: I won't claim that this is the most beautiful looking dish in the world but even the kids loved it once they got past their initial wrinkled nose inspections. It sure does smell good while cooking though.

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