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Round Steaks Recipe with Creamy Cognac Sauce

Round Steaks Recipe with Creamy Cognac Sauce

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WW Freestyle: 13
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Thinly sliced and deliciously seasoned round steaks smothered with a creamy cognac sauce. 
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: French, American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 337



  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning, (you can also use just dried basil, or dried oregano, etc...)
  • 1 1/2 pounds bottom round steaks, thinly sliced to about 1/4-inch, cut against the grain (you can buy them already sliced, and they're located in the steaks/beef section at the supermarket.)
  • coarse salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon butter, divided


  • 1/4 cup low sodium beef broth
  • 1/3 cup cognac
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream


  • Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. If you don't have a cast iron skillet, use the heaviest skillet that you do have. 
  • Add vegetable oil and heat until shimmering.
  • In the meantime, prepare the steaks by seasoning them with coarse salt, pepper, onion powder, oregano, and paprika. Rub in the seasoning with your fingers.
  • Add 1/2 tablespoon butter to the skillet and stir in the Italian seasoning and smashed garlic. 
  • Add steaks to the skillet and sear the steaks in batches for about 1 to 2 minutes per side.
  • Use remaining butter only if needed to finish cooking the second batch of the steaks.
  • Transfer steaks to a plate and keep covered. Discard garlic, but don't discard the pan juices.
  • Return skillet to the stove and set over medium heat; carefully stir in beef broth and cognac and scrape up all the browned bits off the bottom of the skillet.
  • Cook for 3 to 4 minutes to reduce the liquid by half.
  • Whisk in heavy cream; continue to whisk until completely incorporated.
  • Cook for 3 minutes, or until sauce is thickened and creamy.
  • Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  • Return steaks back to the skillet.
  • Spoon sauce over the steaks.
  • Serve.


  • Reduce points down to 9 by using Vegetable Oil for the butter, and Fat Free Half & Half in place of the Heavy Cream. 
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
Nutrition Facts
Round Steaks Recipe with Creamy Cognac Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 337 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 117mg39%
Sodium 112mg5%
Potassium 464mg13%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 825IU17%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: steak recipe, easy steak dinner, gluten free, cognac sauce, round steaks