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
cubes beef bouillon


1 1/2 lb
bottom round steak (or a london broil works well too)
2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
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
bay leaf
1 Tbsp
fresh grated ginger
1 lb
pasta, prepared al dente

How to Make Simply Elegant Steak


  • 1To 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.
  • 2Cut meat in strips, then the strips in thirds. Season with thyme & fresh cracked salt and pepper.
  • 3In a large skillet, heat EVOO over medium high heat. Add sliced onions and prepared beef. Cook until meat is browned on all sides.
  • 4Pour 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.
  • 5Prepare pasta al dente, as per directions.
    (Also goes well with rice)
  • 6Serve 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