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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Main Dishes
Servings 4
Calories 654 kcal


Calories: 654 kcalCarbohydrates: 21 gProtein: 82 gFat: 33 gSaturated Fat: 16 gCholesterol: 295 mgSodium: 651 mgFiber: 5 gSugar: 9 gVitamin A: 26.95 IUCalcium: 50 mgIron: 14 mg


  • 3 lbs round steak cut thick, cut into 2" squares
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup flour or needed amount
  • 1 cup of finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup of broth
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of chili powder


  • The best cut for this steady favorite is round steak. Buy 3 pounds and have it cut thick. Then have it cut into 2-inch squares (or do this yourself). Or you can cook it whole. The process is the same. Sprinkle one side of the meat with plenty of flour, a half teaspoon of salt and a half teaspoon of pepper. Then scatter 1 finely cut clove of garlic over it. With a mallet or the edge of a heavy plate lb the seasonings into the steak, flattening it slightly. Turn the steak over, add the same amount of seasonings on the other side, and lb these in.
  • In a heavy skillet melt the butter, beef fat or bacon fat. Brown the meat on all sides in the hot fat. While the steak is browning add 1 cup of finely chopped onion to the pan and brown with the meat. When the meat is browned, add 1 cup of tomato sauce, 1/2 cup of broth and 1-1/2 tablespoons of chili powder. Cover the skillet tightly, lower the heat and simmer for 1-1/2 to 2 hours, or until the meat is tender and the broth thick and rich. Or you can put the skillet in the oven (if it is oven-proof) and bake it at 325°F for 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Taste for seasoning. You may like more chili powder.
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