Round Steak Recipes are versatile, economical and cook up family friendly dinners. If you're looking for easy recipes to make, read on!
Growing up we also also called Swiss steak, round steak is an affordable cut of beef.
Round steak is a thin, usually larger cut in surface area cut from the middle of the top round roast.
As with other tougher cuts of meat, it does best when it's marinated and cooked slowly so it can be tenderized.
For a long time, I thought the only way to prepare this cut of beef was to smother it in a can of cream of mushroom soup. Luckily, I've learned there are countless ways to prepare this otherwise humble round steak.
What is round steak
Round steak is a cut of beef that originated from the back leg of the cow. Because this part of the cow does so much work in helping them move, it's low in fat and lean.
It also means round steak can be tough, but we're going to fix that!
Round steak cuts
A few things to know before we get started. It can be daunting trying to navigate all the different kind of beef cuts. Plus, some cuts have different names. Confusing, right?
Some names that are from the round are:
- Bottom Round Roast
- Bottom Round (Flat)
- Bottom Round Roasts or Steaks
- Bottom Round Roast Boneless
- Bottom Round Roast (or Round Rump)
Round Steak Tips
Generally, recipes that call for Swiss steak or cube steak can also use round steak. They're all inexpensive cuts of meat.
All round steak cuts are lean and they benefit from tenderization of some sort.
Low and slow (or under pressure) is the easiest way to cook these cuts of meat.