Kenmore Honored Harvest Time entry by Barb Schults, Iowa State Fair

November 5, 2013 by Kenmore

Italian steak is a very special recipe to me because my husband & I both recreated the recipe together. My husband had told me for 3-4 years how his father cooked steak with a sauce that was always a favorite dish at his house. His father had died before we met so there wasn’t a way to get the recipe. We have been eating Italian steak for over 12 years & we both still love it. I finally said lets try to make it. He told me what he thought some of the spices were. He kept tasting & each time I made it we would add more of some spices & possibly less of others. As the years pass, I have started using Italian seasoning instead of individual spices.


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2 teaspoons italian seasoning

0.5 teaspoons garlic powder

0.5 cup all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons paprika

15 ounces can of tomato sauce

0.75 pounds round steak

0.25 cup dehydrated onion

0.5 large green pepper diced

1 medium sized tomato diced

4 small whole potatoes

0.5 cup oil

0.75 cup butter

1 teaspoons black pepper

0.5 teaspoons onion powder

0.25 cup parsley flakes

1 bay leaf

0.5 medium onion diced

1 can (4 oz) mushrooms


Step 1:

Put the oil and butter in a large skillet; set aside. Add all the spices in a bowl and mix thoroughly.

Step 2:

Put the flour on a plate. Cut round steak into serving size Pieces and rinse each piece of steak in a bowl of water, drain.

Step 3:

Heat a skillet until butter and oil is hot. Lightly sprinkle spices on each piece of meat and flour it. Continue this process until all meat is coated with spices and flour

Step 4:

Plug in a crock pot and set on high, when meat looks brown, Turn it over, after the 2nd side place in crock pot. When all meat is in the crock pot, add the can of tomato Sauce plus 1/2 a can of water and 2 TBS. of prepared spices Into the crock pot; stir.

Step 5:

After the meat and tomato sauce has cooked for 3 hours add the diced green peppers, onions, mushrooms and tomatoes.

Step 6:

Before the meat is done, boil the potatoes or microwave the potatoes. Serve meat/sauce over potatoes. Store unused spice mixture in a sealed container.


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