This is one of my favorite comfort foods AND a favorite of the whole family...simple, delicious and soothing...serve with some mashed taters and your favorite vegetable and you have one of the most pleasing meals that I am sure will be a favorite of your family too.
Preheat oven to 325. Heat up some oil (3-4 turns of the pan, may need more as the steak braises) in a large skillet Take your round steak out and cut into portion sizes. Usually about 5 or 6 pieces.
Measure flour onto a plate and add onion soup mix with salt and pepper ( I like alot of pepper) mix together...begin dredging the meat in the flour mixture and place in skillet with hot oil ...brown on both sides and place the browned pieces in 9x13 pan.If your skillet gets dry and the flour starts burning add some more oil...you will need it anyway. The dried onions in the soup mix will probably get burnt but the flavor in the gravy is so goood!! Trust me...lol
When you finish the browning process, you should have alot of brown bits in the bottom of your pan and some remaining oil...I take the flour mixture left from the dredging process and dump it in the skillet and cook the flour for a minute making sure there is no lumps then ad water to thicken until you reach your desired consistency.
Pour the gravy (you should have about a quart or a little less)over the browned meat. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 2 1/2 to 3 hours ...low and slow...so tender and succulent!! ENJOY!!