**Updated June 10th, 2013. I wrote this post over two years ago and it had things like GASP canola oil, in it. I haven’t used canola oil in a long time, and we don’t use cane sugar on a regular basis either, so I made sure I wrote down what I did last time I made it, and took some better photos as well .Enjoy, Kate**
Pretty self explanatory name? I think so. These are something my Mom has made for as long as I can remember! I think more people have the ingredients for this in their home, besides the roast. Aaaand if you don’t have game, thats okay! Use beef!
This is a way to turn a tough, gamey roast, or even a half decent roast into a deliciously tasty meal!
To make this gluten free, use rice flour instead of wheat flour and make sure your ketchup doesn’t have gluten. Heinz is A OK! If you use rice flour, it will burn easier, and you’ll need to fry the steaks in a separate pan, then brown the onions and make a gravy. That being said, I’ve done it and it still tastes just the same, that’s the only thing you need to change!
You can brown the steaks in a dutch oven then bake them in it as well, but have caution about browning steaks as I find I end up kinda burning the pan a little bit sometimes and then you won’t be able to use it anyways!
Yummy Yummy Come to Mama! Serve ontop of potatoes, preferably mashed, to soak up all the juices!
Big Game Round Steaks
2 lb red meat roast/round steaks (ones that need to be slow cooked/are tough)
1/3 c flour
Salt and Pepper
2 tbsp coconut oil/tallow/lard
1 large onion, sliced
1 tbsp ketchup PER steak (We use an organic, low sugar/salt brand. Not all organic brands are low sugar! Simply Natural is our brand of choice)
1/2-1 tbsp honey or brown sugar PER steak (I’ll let that be your call)
2 c water
Preheat oven to 350F. Slice up your meat if it’s in a roast. You’ll want 1/2 ” thick steaks. Pound them with a meat mallet or a heavy spoon.
Heat up a pan over medium-high heat. Mix together ketchup and honey in a heat proof bowl or glass measuring cup. Season the flour with salt and pepper on a plate or in a container. Dredge the steaks in flour. Add oil/fat to the pan and then add steaks, cooking in batches so they can evenly brown.
If you’re using a dutch oven, put steaks aside on plate while working on other batch. If you’re using a pan with tinfoil, put them into a pan. When steaks are done, add a bit more oil if needed. Then add in onions and let them get some colour. Put them in a a bowl, or ontop of the steaks in your pan. Deglaze the pan with half of the water. Add the water to the honey/ketchup and stir it around, then add in the rest of your water and mix it well.
If you’re using a dutch oven, put the steaks back in, put onions on top, then pour your ketchup/honey water over the top. If you’re using a pan, pour the water overtop of the steaks. Cover your dutch oven/pan and bake for 45 min.
I think these would be ridiculously easy to convert to a crock pot meal!