Simply Elegant Steak

Megan Todd


Need a new spin on your beef tips and noodles? This is just the perfect dish for you then. It's easy to make and very tasty! My husband swore I ordered out the first time I made this for him!

This recipe is actually one that a few co-workers and I created in the kitchen in a small family owned restaurant I worked at twenty years ago. It has been requested by my Papa more times than I can count. The steak is so tender, you can cut it with a fork!
I'm not a red meat eater, but I Love the sauce& so does my vegetarian daughter!


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
1 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top



  • 3 clove
    fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c
    mushrooms, chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 c
    finely chopped celery
  • 1/2 c
  • 6 Tbsp
  • 2 c
  • 2
    cubes beef bouillon

  • 1 1/2 lb
    bottom round steak (or a london broil works well too)
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2
    onions, peeled, halved, and sliced
  • 1/4 tsp
    fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    fresh cracked sea salt
  • 1 tsp
    thyme, dried
  • 1 c
    red wine (i use a merlot)
  • 1 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 tsp
    brown sugar
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh grated ginger
  • 1 lb
    pasta, prepared al dente

How to Make Simply Elegant Steak


  1. To prepare the "cream soup"
    Prepare ingredients.
    In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add fresh minced garlic, celery, & mushrooms & saute. stirring constantly about 3-5 minutes. Add flour, making a paste.

    Whisk in milk and bouillon. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring constantly until it reaches desired consistency. (about 10 minutes)
    (Should be thick like creamy soup)

    When done, cover and set aside.

    **Photo is of my prepared cream soup just as I added red wine.
  2. Cut meat in strips, then the strips in thirds. Season with thyme & fresh cracked salt and pepper.
  3. In a large skillet, heat EVOO over medium high heat. Add sliced onions and prepared beef. Cook until meat is browned on all sides.
  4. Pour creamed soup over beef. Add red wine, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, bay leaf, and fresh ginger. Mix, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Prepare pasta al dente, as per directions.
    (Also goes well with rice)
  6. Serve over Pasta. We enjoy with fresh seasoned Italian garlic bread & crisp salad.

    *** Photo posted here is of my plate. I don't eat red meat, but I still enjoy the sauce over my pasta. This is an absolute delicious meal!

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About Simply Elegant Steak

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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