Is your family tired of the same old same old for dinner? Are you a busy person and searching for a delicious, easy and quick recipe to prepare for supper? Well, try my family's favorite, round steak with cream of mushroom soup gravy and mashed potatoes. Now, I'm giving you the fry the steak on top of the stove recipe. Yes, I know, you think that's bad, right? Well, if you only use a little olive oil to lightly dust the frying pan and cut out the fat of the steak, its really not. I know there are people that would prefer to make this dish in the oven and bake it for over an hour. Certainly that's up to you but you will wind up with is terribly dried steak and a complaining family (or friends or whomever your feeding).


2lbs Round Steak

1 can Cream of Mushroom

1 can French Onion Soup

6 medium Potatoes

1/2 cup Milk

1/4 cup Butter

3/4 tsp Salt, optional

3/4 tsp Pepper, optional


Start with the mashed potatoes first because they take longer than the steak.

Take the 6 potatoes; peel, cut and cube them.

Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water. Cover and bring to a boil.

As soon as the potatoes are boiling, start preparing the steak and opening up the cans of cream of mushroom soup and french onion soup.

To prepare the steak, cut off the fat and slice into your desired number of servings.

When the potatoes have been boiling for about 10-15 minutes, prepare to start frying the steak.

Lightly dust the frying pan with the olive oil. Adding the olive oil is optional; if you have a really good non-stick pan, you probably won't even need it.

Turn your burner on the stove to medium heat.

This part is to prepare the steak to your liking. My family and I like our steak with a little pink in the middle so I brown it for a few minutes on one side and flip it on both sides. Then I use a knife to make sure the steak is cooked to our desired liking. Cook more or less if you like your steak well done or rare.

Stir in the cream of mushroom soup and the french onion soup into the frying pan, cook until the soups are well blended (the soups will look like a brown cream of mushroom soup) and hot.

Potatoes should be finished (they are tender when poked with a fork). Drain the potatoes. Add milk, butter, salt and pepper to the potatoes. Mash the potatoes until they are light and fluffy.

Your meal is ready to serve. Optional; add the gravy to the mashed potatoes.