Slow-Cooker Round Steak

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 7 hours


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
Quick-and-easy recipes like this are a real plus, especially around the holidays. Serve this slow-cooker round steak over mashed potatoes, rice or noodles. —Dona McPherson, Spring, Texas
Slow-Cooker Round Steak Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds boneless beef round steak, cut into serving-size pieces
  • 6 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Add beef, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. In a large skillet, brown meat on both sides in 4 teaspoons oil. Place in a 5-qt. slow cooker.
  2. In the same skillet, saute onion in remaining oil until lightly browned; place over beef. Combine the soup, oregano and thyme; pour over onion. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until meat is tender.
Slow-Cooker Round Steak Tips

What kind of round steak should you buy?

When it comes to cuts of beef, the round is a lean, inexpensive cut that comes from the rump and hind legs. Common steak cuts from this section are top round, bottom round and eye of round. Top round comes from the inner rear leg; bottom round is from the outer rear leg; and eye of round is part of the bottom round known for being slightly tougher than the rest of this section. All three, however, would work well in this recipe and benefit from the moist heat of a slow cooker.

What other cuts of beef would work well in this recipe?

Beef cuts from the chuck, which is the shoulder area, also work well in slow-cooker beef recipes. Look for chuck arm steak or chuck blade steak. A chuck roast, which is a thicker cut, would also work nicely with this recipe.

What can you serve with slow-cooker round steak?

Serve slow-cooker round steak with a side dish that takes advantage of all the flavorful gravy. Try with buttered egg noodles, a rice side dish or mashed potatoes.

Peggy Woodward, Taste of Home Senior Food Editor