Round steak simmered in ketchup and onions makes a great gravy to spoon over mashed potatoes. This was a family favorite when I was a kid.

Steph

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Combine the flour and salt in a bowl. Gently press the steak into the flour mixture to coat and shake off the excess flour.

    Advertisement
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the beef until brown on all sides, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove beef from skillet and drain excess oil. Stir the ketchup, onion, and water into the skillet, then add the meat. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer until tender, about 1 hour.

Editor's Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

311 calories; protein 23.5g; carbohydrates 34.3g; fat 9.1g; cholesterol 56.4mg; sodium 1362.9mg. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (29)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2011
I got some round steak at a great discount and tried this recipe hoping for something tender and tasty. I did exactly as the recipe called for and it came out delish and really tender. I will definitely hang on to this recipe for nights when I'm in a hurry but still want a home cooked meal. Read More
(115)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2012
I was not crazy about this recipe. The flour did not work well at all so it was omitted after the first little bit. I did not care for the sauce on it's own but over potatoes it was okay. My children however absolutely loved it! I will make it again but probably only enough for them. Read More
(5)
39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2011
I got some round steak at a great discount and tried this recipe hoping for something tender and tasty. I did exactly as the recipe called for and it came out delish and really tender. I will definitely hang on to this recipe for nights when I'm in a hurry but still want a home cooked meal. Read More
(115)
Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2011
I've made this for years and my whole family loved it. The only difference being I left out the chopped onion and in the last 10-minutes added a drained can of peas I called it "Steak with Pea Gravy"! I never tried it with the added onion but cann't wait to try it! Janet Read More
(48)
Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2011
Years ago I had this very dish but we know it as Red eye gravy. I followed to a T and it was really really good. I double the batch because I was making for 7 people and there was nothing but the gravy left behind when the meat was eaten up. I think even if I double the meat and left the ketchup onions and the water the same it would still be plenty. The gravy still tasted like ketchup with a little bit of a nice kick rather mild. Could use some black pepper but other then that. It was fine and my family ate all the meat. TY. I'll have to repurpose the gravy with another meat. Read More
(37)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2011
My mom used to make this when I was young only she used boneless porkchops and didn't dredge in flour. She would salt and pepper chops sear both sides in a little oil with the onions cover chops with ketchup (she wouldn't use a whole bottle) and a little water cover and simmer until tender. I still make this today for my dad since my mom past 2 years ago. They are great with mashed potatoes. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2011
I never thought of using round steak I make a similar dish using pork chops. I don't use the flour although it would thicken the sauce/gravy as it cooks. I simmer with the lid on and then off later to reduce the sauce. Everyone is right lots of onions and the ketchup and you have a great gravy for mashed potatoes!! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2011
We thought it was great- so few ingredients yet very good! Thanks for this recipe! Read More
(12)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2011
Hubby loves this!! It didn't really have time to cook enough to get tender and he still loved it. Rubbed the steak with Cavenders Greek Seasoning and then sprinkled with flour and rubbed it in while the olive oil was heating. Browned and removed and carmelized the onion before adding the ketchup and water to the pan. Poured all over steak in roaster and cooked covered at 250 for four hours. It needed more time but he couldn't wait it smelled so good! Great gravy and served with smashed potatoes. Thanks for sharing! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2014
I I was kinda afraid about it having so much ketchup so I changed alil bit the recipe I added 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder and 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1/2 Teaspoon ground pepper I gotta say it was delicious! Doing this recipe again soon! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2011
So simple to make easy ingredients and comes out delicious and tender! Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2012
I was not crazy about this recipe. The flour did not work well at all so it was omitted after the first little bit. I did not care for the sauce on it's own but over potatoes it was okay. My children however absolutely loved it! I will make it again but probably only enough for them. Read More
(5)
Advertisement