Italian Sauce Steak

Friday, October 9, 2009
This was the name my boys Chad and Curt gave this dish, sauce steak. At the time they were 5 years old and 3 years of age, now even as grown adults they still refer to this as Sauce Steak.  The name stuck! This was the one way these two picky eaters, would eat meat. To this day, Sauce Steak is still a favorite request by both of them. The dish is cooked in wine, crushed tomatoes, spices with a round steak or cube steaks, simmered slow, in a pan will make this so tender it falls apart. I would put huge chunks of peppers and mushrooms in and since they were so picky, would remove the peppers at the end. Now I can't put enough peppers in there and those whole buttom mushrooms in it. The meat is even awesome in a hard roll or buttered garlic bread if there are any leftovers. I have updated some of the photos as this posted in 2009 and I make it often. Check out the new photo's and the old.


Italian sauce steak is inexpensive cuts of meat like cube or in the photo round steak with crushed tomatoes simmered in a pan with button mushrooms and peppers until fork tender


Easy and Economical Meal



With the least expensive tougher cuts of meat, this steak dinner is fork tender.


You just need a little patience with simmering.


The wine and tomatoes make this fork mouth watering tender.


That's why the kids always loved it.


Italian sauce steak is inexpensive cuts of meat like cube or in the photo round steak with crushed tomatoes simmered in a pan with button mushrooms and peppers until fork tender


Thank Goodness for Slow Cookers!



If you don't have time, put in all in a slow cooker, when you get home it's a perfect meal.


The stove top is fine to cook it on but takes patience and simmering.


The slow cooker will do the same thing, I just brown the meat first and stick everything in the slow cooker and leave for the day.


Slow cooking tougher meats is always the way to cook them, even the least expensive cuts will be delicious.



Italian Sauce Steak Pin for Later




Italian sauce steak is inexpensive cuts of meat like cube or in the photo round steak with crushed tomatoes simmered in a pan with button mushrooms and peppers until fork tender



Serve it plain or over your favorite rice, pasta or delicious in a sandwich!



I usually serve this over plain white rice or any kind of macaroni cooked to package instructions.


We ever like this sauce poured over thick slices of Italian bread and loaded up with shredded mozzarella and grated cheese.


Drain and scoop this delicious sauce steak over the top of rice or pasta.


Add a salad and some garlic bread and you have a wonderful Italian Sauce Steak Meal!



So its pretty simple. Recipe to make, there is really nothing to it!



Italian sauce steak is inexpensive cuts of meat like cube or in the photo round steak with crushed tomatoes simmered in a pan with button mushrooms and peppers until fork tender served or pasta or rice


Find the least expensive cuts of meat



I take two packages of round steaks thinly sliced or cube steaks,around 8 pieces total.


Very economical meats.



Italian sauce steak is inexpensive cuts of meat like cube or in the photo round steak with crushed tomatoes simmered in a pan with button mushrooms and peppers until fork tender



At the youngest ages



This was one way I got my young children to eat meat.


They loved it as early as 3 and 4 years old and now grown adults, still call it sauce steak and love it.



Italian sauce steak is inexpensive cuts of meat like cube or in the photo round steak with crushed tomatoes simmered in a pan with button mushrooms and peppers until fork tender



Serving Sauce Steak



I usually serve this over plain white rice or any kind of macaroni cooked to package instructions.


Drain and scoop this delicious sauce steak over the top of rice or pasta.


Add a salad and some garlic bread and you have a wonderful Italian Sauce Steak Meal!


So its pretty simple. Recipe to make, there is really nothing to it!


Sauce Steak is a forever favorite in our home.








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Italian sauce steak is inexpensive cuts of meat like cube or in the photo round steak with crushed tomatoes simmered in a pan with button mushrooms and peppers until fork tender

Italian Sauce Steak

prep time: 10 minscook time: 2 hourtotal time: 2 hours and 10 mins
This is a childhood favorite passed on to my children and their children called Italian Sauce Steak

ingredients:

8 to 10 small round steaks or cube steaks
2 large bell peppers sliced
8 ounces of fresh button mushrooms
Add 1 cup of red wine preferably Cabernet
1 can of crushed tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
dried oregano, parsley, basil, salt and pepper to taste

Optional: 1 cup of green beans, peas or any other vegetable like carrots or sliced potatoes


instructions:

In a large fry pan saute with a little oil in the pan the round steaks till browned on both side. Add cleaned and mushrooms and two cleaned and sliced bell peppers, continue to saute about 4 minutes more. Add all spices, salt, pepper and wine and any vegetables using.

Simmer on lowest heat setting around 1 1/2 hours or more  till meat is tender and falls apart. Add water if liquid evaporates.

All of this can be placed in a slow cooker also for 4 to 6 hours on low.

Cook pasta or rice of choice, our favorite is Gemelli and serve Sauce Steak on top of pasta.

Great with garlic bread, antipasto salad for side dishes
calories
379
fat (grams)
6
sat. fat (grams)
5
carbs (grams)
4
protein (grams)
11
sugar (grams)
1.5
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Italian Sauce Steak Pin for Later




Italian sauce steak is inexpensive cuts of meat like cube or in the photo round steak with crushed tomatoes simmered in a pan with button mushrooms and peppers until fork tender

11 comments

  1. What a cute story! I'll bet they still appreciate when you cook this for them.

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  2. Yes they do, thank you....they grew up to fast :)

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  3. for a wonderful story and dish,awards on my blog!

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  4. It is nice to cook something that the kids would love to eat. And yes, it looks so yummy and I would like to have some too! Especially with garlic bread...Oooo..yum!

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  5. Lovely story and lovely food. That piece of bread looks very tempting to me!

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  6. love the story ! i still want my mom to make me pasta and meatballs on sundays :)

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  7. We called it Italian beef and when we lived in florida our neighbor had us over for dinner after arriving from Chicago with a marvelous dish he picked up at Chicago Uno Chicago Beef. Well enough said on that it was good but not ours

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  8. Nothing is better than homemade, we put love in our cookin! thanks for posting :)

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  9. Who can resist a hearty meal like this? I feel like cooking pasta with the steak sauce right now. But, it's 3:54 AM right now.

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  10. Looks yummy -- I bet it would also be good over mashed potatoes. But then again you can't mess with a family favorite!

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  11. Lovely. Yummy ! Thank you for sharing. Cheers !

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