Asian-Style Round Steak Recipe
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Asian-Style Round Steak Recipe

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Marilyn Wolfe has long relied on this hearty dish, chock-full of veggies, to fill her family in Des Moines, Iowa. “My friend gave me the recipe two decades ago,” she says, “and all I added was a little more meat, the celery and mushrooms.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 pounds beef top round steak, cut into 3-inch strips
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 medium green peppers, julienned
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (14 ounces) bean sprouts, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 239 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 980mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, brown meat in oil on all sides. Transfer meat and drippings to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine the celery, onion, soy sauce, sugar, salt, garlic, ginger and pepper; pour over meat. Cover and cook on low for 5-1/2 to 6 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Add the green peppers, tomato sauce, bean sprouts, water chestnuts and mushrooms; cover and cook on low 1 hour longer.
  3. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into beef mixture. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Serve with rice. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Asian-Style Round Steak in Simple & Delicious May/June 2007, p15

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Potempa User ID: 1789758 162139
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2014

"Very good recipe! Great taste. I didn't make this in the slow cooker but on top of the stove and it still came out great. Would definitely make again."

TheDix User ID: 607421 147251
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2013

"Excellent recipe! Steak is so tender and full of flavor. I could not find canned bean sprouts in my store, so used canned mixed asian vegetables (with sprouts). Used an orange bell pepper. Will definitely make again."

careknet User ID: 6278736 163406
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

"My entire family enjoyed this recipe. I added a little Sriracha Sauce to it and it spiced it up a tad for us."

Mrs.Dailey User ID: 5575754 163361
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"I had this at a friends house and she followed the recipe to exactly the way they did....WAY TO MUCH GREEN PEPPER..I have made it twice now and only use 1/2 of a green bell pepper and it makes so much of a difference."

swulski User ID: 4923410 163358
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

"My family did not care for this recipe."

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 116870
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2010

"Even though this is a slow cooker recipe, we found the multiple steps a bit time-consuming. Plus, it definitely needs more crunch to be great stir fry."

melonirose User ID: 2848202 147431
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2009

"I love this recipe! I like extra vegetables, so I add an extra can of bean sprouts and mushrooms (sometimes oriental vegetable can)."

pschriefer User ID: 4058514 94671
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2009

"I'm thinking about adding carrots"

kelley67 User ID: 3695363 75039
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2009

"This looks great! Can't wait to make it next week.!"

homeschool2 User ID: 3862208 163357
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2009

"loved this one. Next time i will add 12oz. fresh mushrooms."

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