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Chili Cheesy Round Steak

A hearty and comforting one skillet meal that is the perfect recipe for less expensive cuts of meat such as round steak, venison, cube steak and more. An easy blend of spices combined with tomatoes, onions and cheddar will make this a family favorite.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword round steak
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 447kcal
Author Buy This Cook That


  • 1.5 pounds round steak or any tenderized steak (cube steak, minute steak, venison)
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter divided, less as needed
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 15 ounces stewed tomatoes undrained
  • 1.5 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the round steak into serving sized pieces.
  • Combine the chili powder, flour, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Using your hands, rub the spice mixture into both sides of the round steak.
  • Heat half of the butter in a 10 inch cast iron skillet. Cook the coated steak pieces in the hot butter on medium high until both sides are evenly browned. Do not fully cook the steak, just brown both sides. Transfer the browned steak to another dish and cover.
  • In the same skillet, melt the remaining butter. Add the onion slices and cook for about 10 minutes until they are crisp-tender and golden.
  • Arrange the prepared round steak on top of the onions. Pour the stewed tomatoes and their juice over the top.
  • Sprinkle evenly with cheddar cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 15 minutes.


NOTE: You may not need the full amount of butter. Some of our readers have noted that the recipes lists too much butter. Please adjust to your own preference. :)


Serving: 1g | Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 770mg | Potassium: 652mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1670IU | Vitamin C: 6.9mg | Calcium: 268mg | Iron: 4.1mg