23 Bottom Round Steak Recipes Worth Experimenting In Your Kitchen

23 Bottom Round Steak Recipes

Discover the hidden gem: the flavorful bottom-round steak! This versatile meat will surprise your taste buds with just enough beefy goodness. Slice from the cow’s hind legs; it may not be the most tender, but it transforms into succulent roast beef or braises to perfection, bursting flavors.

From sizzling carne asada to hearty beef stews, we’ve curated a collection of the finest recipes to elevate your dining experience. Get ready to impress and savor the satisfaction of creating restaurant-worthy dishes in the comfort of your home.

1. Round Steak Beef & Gravy

Here is what your taste buds have been missing out on all these years. The round steak beef and gravy are full of flavors and melt in your mouth. Remember to take one extra step to tenderize the steak beef to make it soft. This also adds moisture to the steak.

Marinate the steak before cooking in a simple marinade using ingredients like soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and herbs.

You can also take your dish to another level by adding melted butter on top of it. 

2. Swiss Steak

Swiss steak is one of the easiest and quickest bottom-round steak recipes that will keep you satisfied for long hours. You can gently pound the steak with a meat mallet or a tenderizing tool. The round steak is tough and should be tenderized while preparing.

Remember to coat the steak with flour as it acts as a protective barrier, sealing in the meat’s juices and adding a nice crust to the steak.

And finally, at last, consider slow-cooking or braising the steak for flavorful and tender results. 

3. Fajita Round Steak Salad

Fajita round steak salad is your go-to partner for healthy days. Here is how you can make sure it tastes perfect. 

Infuse the round steak with flavor, and marinate it before cooking. Create a marinade using a combination of lime juice, olive oil, minced garlic, cumin, chili powder, and a touch of salt and pepper.

To give your dish a rush of flavors, prepare a vibrant dressing by combining fresh lime juice, extra virgin olive oil, minced garlic, chopped cilantro, a dash of honey, and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Make sure you follow all the tips nicely, and you’ll get the best results ever. 

4. Italian Beef Roasted in Barolo Wine

So, you must know already that the cut of beef differs in multiple ways. Choosing the right one can enhance the overall taste of your dish. 

Next up comes the moisture of the beef. The marbling will help keep the meat moist and tender during the long cooking process.

Use adequate Barolo wine in the marinade, as its robust flavors will infuse the meat, resulting in a deep and complex taste.

Opt for slow-roasting to achieve tender and flavorful Italian Beef Roasted in Barolo Wine. 

5. Bottom Round Roast

The bottom-round roast can use marination to give the beef enough moisture. The round beef is usually dry and needs additional moisture to cook tender. 

You can enhance the flavor and tenderness of the roast; consider marinating it before cooking. Create a marinade using ingredients like soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, fresh herbs, olive oil, and a touch of lemon juice or vinegar.

Round beef is a moderately-lean beef that is naturally flavorful. Just cook it nicely, and you are done!

6. Smothered Round Steaks in Gravy Recipe

Let me give you a suggestion. Round beef can be tough, so it is important to keep it moist before cooking. So, before cooking, make sure you tenderize it nicely.

In this dish, the gravy is a crucial element of Smothered Round Steaks, so it’s essential to make it flavorful. Instead of a basic gravy, add extra layers of taste to elevate the dish.

After searing the steaks, transfer them to a slow cooker or a Dutch oven. Pour the prepared gravy over the steaks, ensuring they are fully submerged. 

Plate the dish nicely once done, and enjoy!

7. Marinated Bottom Round Steak

Did you know Bottom Round Steak can benefit from an acidic marinade as it helps tenderize the meat? Use ingredients like citrus juice (lemon, lime, or orange), vinegar (balsamic, red wine, apple cider vinegar), or yogurt. The acidity helps break down the muscle fibers, making a more tender and flavorful steak. 

Remember that before placing the Bottom Round Steak in the marinade, consider pricking it with a fork or a meat tenderizer tool.

Just let it cook, and you’ll instantly fall in love with this dish. 

8. Instant Pot Beef Barbacoa

Instant dishes are my favorite. And this one gets ready so soon that there is no waiting time. 

You should always take care of the juices of the beef. To do so, set your Instant Pot to the “Sauté” function, add some oil, and sear the beef on all sides until it develops a nice brown crust.

The most important step in all the recipes is the marination. It should be as flavorful as possible. Add your favorite spices and seasonings to set it in your comfort. 

Prepare, try, and remake!

9. Traeger Smoked Bottom Round Roast Beef

Would you believe me if I told you I could make this bottom-round steak recipe daily? It is super tempting, trust me. 

The hero of the recipe is its marination. Ensure you prepare flavorful marination and let the roast marinate for at least 4 hours or overnight in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to penetrate the meat. 

This time, try something better to cook the dish. Consider giving it a reverse sear to develop a flavorful crust.

Follow these tips, and you’ll end up having a delicious meal. 

10. Chinese Round Steak

Let me introduce you to a technique called velveting. To velvet the steak, marinate the steak in a mixture of cornstarch, soy sauce, rice wine or sherry, and a touch of oil. Let the meat marinate for at least 30 minutes to an hour before cooking. 

With all the nutritional benefits of round steak, you only need to add a nice mix of flavors, and you won’t regret investing time in cooking.

Use traditional Chinese seasonings and ingredients to infuse authentic Chinese flavors into your Round Steak dish. Add minced garlic, ginger, sliced green onions to the stir-fry and the steak.

11. Easy Italian Steak Recipe

To give this dish authentic Italian flavors, create an Italian-inspired flavor profile using a herb rub for your steak. Combine dried herbs like rosemary, thyme, oregano, and basil with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

If you love the balsamic glaze, prepare it with all the necessary spices and add to the dish. 

Vegetables are always a good idea. It adds color and crunch to the dish.

Try and tell us if you like it.

12. Slovenian Pan-Fried Round Steak With Gravy

Round steak is a lean cut of beef that provides a good source of high-quality protein. So, if you make this recipe, try the pan-fried technique this time, as pan-frying the round steak allows it to retain its natural juiciness while developing a flavorful crust.

The best part about this recipe is that its gravy is made from zinc and iron-rich broth or stock. This adds flavor and infuses the dish with nutrients. 

For all the health-conscious people, this is your dish.

13. Bottom Round Steak Shish Kebabs


Marination decides the perfection of a dish. This goes for the majority of the recipes. So, here follow the same rule. Prepare a flavorful and juicy marination and keep the steak covered for 30 minutes. 

Shish kebabs are all about combining different ingredients for a burst of flavor. Add bell peppers, onions, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, or zucchini with spices.

Here is a little tip, if you’re using wooden skewers, it’s important to soak them in water before threading the ingredients. This helps prevent the skewers from burning or catching fire during grilling. 

14. Air Fryer Country Fried Steak

Air fryer country fried steak will be your favorite dish this season. It is so easy to make, and the ingredients are almost always available at your place.

For a delicious and crispy coating on your Country Fried Steak, consider using panko breadcrumbs instead of regular breadcrumbs.

Flip the Country Fried Steak halfway through the cooking process. This helps both sides of the steak receive equal heat and promotes even browning.

Your healthy, tempting dish is ready to serve. 

15. Chili Cheese Round Steak

Chilli cheese never goes wrong. It is a universally loved flavor that can make your day in seconds. 

Start with preparing a nice chili seasoning. You can either purchase a pre-made chili seasoning blend or make your own by combining a variety of spices such as chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper.

This dish is my kid’s favorite, and I love making it for them here and there. Just be creative with your plating, flavoring, and cooking, and your kids will become fans, trust me!

16. London Broil Lebanese Style

Don’t go with the name. You are always welcome to try this recipe. 

You can start by marinating the London broil with authentic and rich Lebanese flavors. Keep it for some time so that the broil soaks all the juices. 

Play with your favorite spices, add yogurt to your sauce, and try a new technique to cook the London broil. 

The dish will be perfectly blended in flavors you’ll start craving the next time. 

17. Easy Instant Pot Round Steak

As the name says, I thank this recipe for being so quick and easy. Whenever I am in a rush, I run to this recipe. 

Filled with the nutrients and goodness of the round steak, the easy instant pot round steak is perfect for a warm family dinner. 

Let me share a little secret tip: choose a flavorful cooking liquid for the Instant Pot to infuse the round steak with delicious flavors. Instead of plain water or broth, consider using beef, red wine, or a combination of both.

When ready, you’ll surely feel at home. 

18. Pan-Seared Round Steaks With Mexican Seasoning

When cooking round steaks, remember to adjust the cooking time based on the thickness of the round steaks and your desired level of doneness.

What works best for me is how I present this dish to my kids. Always choose the right toppings that do not overpower the dish’s flavors. 

Ensure you serve the Pan-Seared Round Steaks with Mexican Seasoning alongside Mexican-inspired sides such as rice, black beans, grilled vegetables, or tortillas. You can also garnish the steaks with fresh cilantro, lime wedges, or a drizzle of salsa for added flavor and freshness.

19. Slow Cooker Pepper Steak

Slow-cooked steaks are the best. They have a rich flavor of marination. This slow cooker pepper steak tastes so delicious that you’ll surely fall in love. 

You can enhance the flavor and texture of the pepper steak by searing the meat before placing it in the slow cooker. 

Pepper steak is traditionally made with bell peppers and onions. However, to ensure the vegetables don’t become overcooked and mushy in the slow cooker, it’s best to add them at the appropriate time.

The sauce in pepper steak is a crucial element that combines the flavors. 

So, put your efforts there. 

20. Georgian Bottom Round Steak Kubdari

You should know that the dish calls for authentic flavors of Georgian cuisine in your Kubdari; use a traditional Georgian spice blend. 

A key spice in Georgian cuisine is a blend called chili-surely, which typically includes a combination of ground coriander, ground fenugreek, ground marigold petals, ground dill, ground parsley, ground blue fenugreek, ground savory, and ground black pepper. 

Be specific with the spice blend, and you are done!

21. Mexican Carne Asada Tacos

Mexican carne asada tacos are perfect when you want a crunch with authentic flavors in your mouth. 

Try to prepare a marinade using citrus juices (such as orange and lime), minced garlic, chopped cilantro, cumin, chili powder, oregano, salt, and pepper. 

Also, aim for high heat for a unique twist to achieve charred edges on the meat. Preheat your grill to high and brush the grates with oil to prevent sticking.

22. Melt in Your Mouth Crock Pot Round Steak

The first thing you should remember while making this dish is to try adding moisture and flavor to the round steak; consider incorporating ingredients that enhance the slow-cooking process. Use liquid ingredients such as beef broth, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and balsamic vinegar. 

To enjoy the dish fully, remember to season the round steak with your choice of herbs, spices, and seasonings according to your taste preferences.

23. Thin Sliced Round Steak With Sauce

Our motive with round steak should always be to add moisture. Although thin, sliced round steak doesn’t require a long marinade, a quick marinade can still add flavor and tenderize the meat.
A delicious sauce can elevate the flavors of thin, sliced, round steak for better flavors. Prepare a flavorful sauce to accompany the steak by combining ingredients like beef broth, soy sauce, minced garlic, ginger, honey, and a touch of cornstarch for thickening.

moroccan spice rubbed bottom round steak

Moroccan Spice-Rubbed Bottom Round Steak

Experience a culinary delight with this Moroccan Spice Rubbed Bottom Round Steak. Each bite offers tender, flavorful meat infused with exotic Moroccan spices, creating a memorable and satisfying meal.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 people
Calories 273 kcal


  • 1 lb bottom-round steak
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Fresh lemon wedges for serving
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


  • In a small bowl, combine the ground cumin, coriander, paprika, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, salt, and black pepper to create the Moroccan spice rub.
  • Pat the bottom round steak dry with a paper towel, then rub the spice mixture all over it, ensuring it is evenly coated.
  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the steak and cook for 4-6 minutes per side or until the desired doneness is reached.
  • Remove the steak from the skillet and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  • Slice the steak against the grain into thin strips. Serve with fresh lemon wedges on the side for squeezing over the steak. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired.
  • Enjoy the Moroccan Spice Rubbed Bottom Round Steak with your choice of sides, such as couscous, roasted vegetables, or a fresh salad.


Nutritional Facts (per serving):
Protein: 29g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Carbohydrates: 3g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0g | Sodium: 387mg
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