Eye of Round Steak and Ketchup

Eye of Round Steak and Ketchup

21 Reviews 4 Pics
  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    1 h 10 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 15 m
Recipe by  Steph

“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.”

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  1. Combine the flour and salt in a bowl. Gently press the steak into the flour mixture to coat and shake off the excess flour.
  2. 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.

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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.



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



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.

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 311 cal
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 9.1 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs
  • 34.3 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 23.5 g
  • 47%
  • Cholesterol
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 1363 mg
  • 55%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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