Italian Round Steak

Warm and flavorful, tomatoes really make this dish and help tenderize the steaks. We like to serve it over potatoes, rice or noodles.

    2 pounds beef round steak, ½ -inch thick, cut into 8 serving pieces
    2 beef bouillon cubes
    1 28-ounce can whole tomatoes, drain and reserve liquid
    1 ¼ cup liquid (reserved tomato liquid plus enough hot water to make 1 ¼ cups)
    1 cup chopped onion
    1 garlic clove, finely cut
    1 teaspoon salt
    ½ teaspoon pepper
    ½ teaspoon oregano
    1 ½ teaspoon worcestershire sauce
    ¼ cup cornstarch
    ¼ cup cold water

  1. Place steak pieces in pot. In a small bowl, dissolve bouillon cubes in reserved tomato liquid/hot water.
  2. In a small bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, oregano and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over steak. Add bouillon-liquid mixture.
  3. Cover pot and place on base. Heat at Setting #3 ½ for 8 to 9 hours. To thicken liquid, increase heat to Setting #5, 15 minutes before serving. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water. Stir into hot liquid and thicken. Keep warm for serving at Setting #2.

    Makes 8 servings.