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Eye of Round Steak and Ketchup Recipe
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Eye of Round Steak and Ketchup

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"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 makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 10 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  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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  • 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.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 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.


30 Ratings

Jul 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

Oct 11, 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.

Oct 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!!

Oct 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.

Sep 25, 2011

We thought it was great- so few ingredients yet very good! Thanks for this recipe!

Nov 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!


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  • Calories
  • 311 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 9.1 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 23.5 g
  • 47%
  • Sodium
  • 1363 mg
  • 55%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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