Mock Duck (Stuffed Steak)

Who said you needed a chicken or a turkey to give you the excuse for stuffing? Here is a recipe for stuffed steak. My Mom used to make this for us when we were kids. It is supposed to look like a duck. I don’t think it looks anything like a duck, but it is good! Nice with mashed potatoes and peas.

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Mock Duck (Stuffed Steak)
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Steak rolled around a bread stuffing and baked.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
  • 1½ pounds round steak, about ¾ inch thick
  • 1½ cups soft breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1½ tablespoons melted butter (first amount)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter (2nd amount)
  • 2½ tablespoons flour
  • ⅓ cup cold water
  1. Pound the steak with a meat pounder to tenderize and flatten it.
  2. Mix the breadcrumbs, parsley, thyme, salt, pepper, onion and 1½ tablespoons of melted butter together to make a stuffing.
  3. Spread the stuffing mixture, like a log, down the center of the steak. Bring the sides of the steak around the stuffing, so that you have a tube (like a stuffed cannelloni).
  4. Tie the steak tube so that it stays in shape. Place in a small roasting pan. Mix the boiling water and remaining butter, and pour over the "duck".
  5. Cover and bake at 325 degrees F. for 2½ hours. Remove to a platter.
  6. To make gravy, pour the pan juices into a small saucepan. Make a paste with the flour and cold water and whisk into the saucepan. Heat and stir until thickened. Makes 4 to 6 servings.


3 Reviews of Mock Duck (Stuffed Steak)

  1. Anne Ross canada February 14, 2018 at 9:47 am #

    I used to make mock duck but it’s been about 30 years since I last made it
    Tried this recipe and it was excellent tasted just like I remember but better

  2. Leslie October 2, 2019 at 12:25 pm #

    Would like to try your recipes, it has been a long time since my mother made mock duck

  3. Louise, ontario, Canada, December 29, 2019 at 2:56 pm #

    This was identical to my mother’s mock duck except she used to slice flank steak through the middle, lay stuffing in the middle put thin steak on top. Line strips of bacon over top layer and tie it all up with butcher string. Bake at 325 f. for about one and one half hours. Absolutely delicious. I’m on holidays visiting my son so I’m making his favourite mock duck for dinner tomorrow night as well as his favourite Niagara peach pie. (Niagara Falls, Ontario)

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