This is a really good recipe – one of my favorites – but it does take a little time. It’s not hard – the steak just has to cook for a while.
That being said, I made this once in the crock pot and it turned out just as good. I’ll provide crock pot directions at the end in case you want to try it that way.
- 2 pounds round steak
- 3 tbsp. flour
- ½ cup margarine
- 1 can petite diced tomatoes
- 1-1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 to 4 tsp. basil leaves
- 1/8 tsp. pepper
- ½ c. chopped onions
- ½ c. green pepper, diced (I use the whole green pepper)
- 1-1/2 cups mozzarella, shredded
Cut meat in serving-sized pieces. Coat with flour. In a large covered skillet, melt the
margarine and brown meat slowly on both sides.
Add tomatoes, salt, basil and pepper. Cover and simmer one hour.
Add onions and green pepper. Cook 30 more minutes or until meat is tender. Top meat with cheese. Heat until cheese melts.
Crock Pot Directions:
You can either brown the meat in the skillet or skip that step – it’s up to you. Either way works. I did not brown my meat in the skillet. In my opinion that eliminates some of the
benefit of the crock pot. I just want to throw everything in and be done with it.
Grease your crock pot with pam. Mix the tomatoes, salt, basil, pepper, onions and green pepper together.
Layer as follows:
- ½ serving sized round steak pieces
- ½ tomato mixture (spread evenly over meat)
- Remaining steak pieces
- Remaining tomato mixture (spread evenly over meat)
Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Serve with a bowl of mozzarella cheese to put
on top of steak.