Round Steak Italiano Recipe
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Round Steak Italiano Recipe

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My mom used to make this wonderful dish, and I’ve always enjoyed it. The gravy is especially dense and flavorful.—Deanne Stephens, McMinnville, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 pounds beef top round steak
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons onion soup mix
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 medium potatoes (7 to 8 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 357 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 329mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. Cut steak into serving-size pieces; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine the tomato sauce, soup mix, oil, vinegar, oregano, garlic powder and pepper; pour over meat. Scrub and pierce potatoes; place over meat. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or until meat and potatoes are tender.
  2. Remove meat and potatoes; keep warm. For gravy, pour cooking juices into a small saucepan; skim fat. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with meat and potatoes. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Round Steak Italiano in Simple & Delicious July/August 2007, p54

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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

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my4sweetys User ID: 3051527 264376
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2017

"SO GOOD!!! super easy to put together and then come home to dinner DONE! this will be put into the regular rotation."

Bean Q User ID: 4900811 247590
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2016

"I have such a difficult time with round steak. This still turned out very dry with a bland flavor. Potatoes were very mushy."

pardeemom User ID: 6428400 220585
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2015

"This was an easy meal to prepare. I did make my own onion soup mix with spices from home instead of the packet. I made mashed potatoes instead so we could put the gravy on them. Everyone in this house cleaned their plate."

puzzlemad User ID: 3329799 132803
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

"This was also my first time to make potatoes in the crock pot. They turned out great! Very tender and tasty. I was out of onion soup mix so I used herb &garlic soup blend that I had on hand & it was very good.. Super easy and great aroma while it was cooking."

homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 147922
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2014

"First time cooking potatoes in crockpot and I was surprised at the tenderness. The meat however was just okay and everyone thought it needed salt."

SDawsonH User ID: 4778352 147921
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2013

"We tried this recipe tonight for the first time. I was wary of cooking the potatoes this way, but I have to say the potatoes were tender and a great addition to this easy meal! I love round steak in the slow cooker; so economical a cut of meat. This turned out really good with a pleasant, but not overpowering, tomato flavor. Recommended!"

denisemicheleandrews User ID: 7118197 82054
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2013

"I made this just as written, except I was short on time so I used my pressure cooker instead of the crock pot. It was great! I can't wait to cook it in the crock pot, too. I am sure it will be very tender and tasty! Thank you for the recipe."

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 158737
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2012

"I thought this meal was delicious, but my hubby gave it an "okay" review. The meat was incredibly tender as were the potatoes. It took just minutes to get it ready for the crock pot, so it's a keeper in my book."

Mrs_T User ID: 941931 207276
Reviewed May. 4, 2012

"Excellent recipe! We love the tender, flavorful round steak, and the baked potatoes make it almost a complete meal -- just need to add a veggie or salad."

Pamfeedingfive User ID: 6321517 158736
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"Boys love this one so easy to make, on our racing days!"

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