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Round steak recipe fried in a pan and then simmered. It has deliciousness in every tender bite.

(Last Updated On: August 16, 2022)

This recipe for eye of round steak is a tasty steak, especially with the right seasonings and simmering it until it is super tender. It is easy to make, just season, brown, then simmer for a few hours.

Eye of Round Steak

Key Ingredients for Recipe for Eye of Round Steak

  • About 4 medium-size beef eye of round steak
  • 1 tablespoon of 100% pure Canola cooking oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Johnny’s seasoning salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Step-By-Step Eye of Round Steak Instructions With Photos

Add 1 tablespoon of 100% pure Canola cooking oil, or whichever is your favorite, to the frying pan together with 4 medium-size beef eye of round steaks.

Note: These steaks came straight out of the freezer because I decided at the last minute I wanted to make this for dinner, so if your steaks are already thawed, the browning time may take a little less than the 20 minutes mentioned below.

Four  Eye of Round Steak in frying pan.
Beef eye of round steak in the frying pan with 1 tablespoon of cooking oil.

Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of Johnny’s seasoning salt, together with 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper over the top of the steaks. Fry the steaks on medium-high heat for about 20 minutes until they are browned, give or take a few minutes.

Brown steak in the frying pan on medium-high heat.
Brown steaks on medium-high heat.

Every few minutes, keep turning the steaks over in the frying pan while browning them.

Four eye of round steaks are browning in the frying pan.
Four eye of round steaks browning on medium-high heat.

While the steaks are browning, poke the steaks in a couple of spots with a fork so the heat can cook the inside of the steaks.

Poke the steaks with a fork.
Poke the steaks with a fork.

Usually, steaks brown in about 20 minutes, but that could depend on the type of stove you are cooking on. If you have a gas, electric, or induction stove, keep in mind the difference in heat each one can produce.

You can serve the steaks now if you like your steaks cooked medium-rare. But if you want your steaks super tender, follow the remaining cooking instructions below.

Steaks are done browning in the frying pan.

After Browning

Fill the frying pan with water to cover the steaks. Simmer for about 3 and a half to 4 hours. When the water level goes down in the frying pan, keep adding more water.

Keep the frying pan filled with water and simmer the steaks for about 3 and a half to 4 hours.

About 30 minutes before dinner time, let the water evaporate from the frying pan. Do not add more water.

The photo below shows the steaks have been simmering for about 3 and a half hours until they are so tender that you will not have to place a steak knife next to your dinner plate.

Beef eye of round steak done in the frying pan.

Final Thoughts

We have baked beans and chicken rice, canned corn, or corn on the cob together with our steak as a side dish.

Eye of Round Steak
Eye of round steak ready to eat.

A garden salad, fried potatoes, mashed potatoes, or fresh vegetables is always a good choice of side dishes too. And for a delicious dessert, try these lemon bars.

Eye of Round Steak on plate with fork
Recipe for Eye of Round Steak

Recipe for Eye of Round Steak

Flo
Round steak recipe fried in a pan and then simmered. It has deliciousness in every tender bite.
5 from 2 votes
Cost $8
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings 4 people

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 4 beef eye of round steak (medium-sized)
  • 1 tbsp 100% pure canola cooking oil
  • 1/2 ts Johnny's seasoning salt
  • 1/4 ts salt
  • 1/4 ts pepper

Instructions
 

  • Add the canola cooking oil to the frying pan.
  • Add the beef eye of round steak to the frying pan.
  • Sprinkle Johnny's seasoning salt, regular table salt, and pepper over the top of the steaks.
  • Brown the steaks on medium-high heat for about 20 minutes. Keep turning them in the frying pan.
  • Poke the steaks with a fork a couple of times so the heat can cook the inside of the steaks.
  • After browning is done, fill the frying pan with water to cover the steaks.
  • Simmer for about 3 and a half to 4 hours. When the water level goes down, add more water.
  • About 30 minutes before dinner time, let the water evaporate from the frying pan. Do not add more water.

Recipe Notes

  • You can cook the beef eye of round steak however you prefer, but the longer the steak simmers, the more tender it will be.
  • When there is still a little bit of water left in the frying pan, you can toss some raw onions around the steak. Saute the onions for a few minutes to get the onions tender and hot.
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