Spanish Steak

Jennifer Cherry


Mild or Spicy... YOU choose! This Spanish Steak recipe was passed down several generations and on to me by my Grandmother. EXCELLENT dish best served with mashed potatoes and green beans. I like to pour the sauce from the steaks on my potatoes as gravy.

Making a sandwich the next day out of the leftover steaks and sauce is SUPER yummy too!

The picture to the left is of the Spanish Steak before it simmers for an hour. It comes out a little dark and thicker in the end.


★★★★★ 2 votes

4 to 6 people
30 Min
1 Hr


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pieces of round steak (you can use cubed for faster cooking time)
2 c
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 small
jalapeno (diced w/ no seeds. optional)
1 small
onion (chopped)
1 small
green bell pepper (chopped)
1 small
tomato (chopped)
1 can(s)
8 oz
tomato sauce
water to cover
1 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp
minced garlic
1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper (to taste if you do not like heat)
salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Spanish Steak


  • 1Salt and pepper raw steaks and dredge them through the flour.
  • 2Pour 2 Tbsp of oil into iron skillet and turn heat to medium. Let skillet heat thoroughly.
  • 3Sear the pieces of round steak and turn the fire on low.
  • 4Add chopped onion, bell pepper, jalapeno, tomato and can of Rotel.
  • 5Add can of tomato sauce and use the can to add water to just cover the top of the steaks.
  • 6Add salt, pepper, minced garlic, Worcestershire sauce and cayenne pepper (opt.).
  • 7Stir, cover and let simmer on low heat for at least one hour. Check and stir occasionally to prevent sticking or burning.
  • 8Liquid should thicken as it cooks.

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About Spanish Steak

Course/Dish: Beef, Steaks and Chops
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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