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 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 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 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 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 163358
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

"My family did not care for this recipe."

lurky27 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 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 94671
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2009

"I'm thinking about adding carrots"

kelley67 75039
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2009

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

homeschool2 163357
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2009

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

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