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Round Steaks Recipe with Creamy Cognac Sauce

Round Steaks Recipe with Creamy Cognac Sauce

Katerina | Diethood
Thinly sliced and deliciously seasoned round steaks smothered with a creamy cognac sauce. 
Servings : 6 servings
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins


  • 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. 


Calories: 337 kcal | Carbohydrates: 2 g | Protein: 26 g | Fat: 20 g | Saturated Fat: 11 g | Cholesterol: 117 mg | Sodium: 112 mg | Potassium: 464 mg | Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 0 g | Vitamin A: 825 IU | Vitamin C: 0.8 mg | Calcium: 56 mg | Iron: 2.8 mg | Net Carbs: 2 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: cognac sauce, easy steak dinner, gluten free, round steaks, steak recipe