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Asian-Style Round Steak

My friend gave me this recipe two decades ago. All I added was a little more meat, the celery and mushrooms. My family loves it! —Marilyn Wolfe, Des Moines, Iowa
  • 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 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
  • Minced chives, optional


  • 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, garlic, ginger and pepper; pour over meat. Cover and cook on low for 5-1/2 to 6 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Add the green peppers, tomato sauce, bean sprouts, water chestnuts and mushrooms; cover and cook on low 1 hour longer.
  • 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; if desired, sprinkle with chives.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 237 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 659mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.

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  • Adamscooking
    Sep 21, 2017

    While I wouldn't call this a terrible dish, I was not altogether impressed with the flavor. It was more on the bland side to my liking. I would have to add other seasonings to this if I continue with this recipe.

  • Potempa
    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
    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.

  • xlsalbums
    Sep 14, 2012

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    May 3, 2012

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  • careknet
    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
    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
    Aug 22, 2011

    My family did not care for this recipe.

  • lurky27
    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.

  • lmeyers5
    Nov 30, 2009

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