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Swiss Steak Recipe
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Swiss Steak

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"An old family favorite salvaged from our 30-plus-year-old cookbook. We like this served over egg noodles. I like to increase the tomatoes to a 15 1/2-ounce can, and I use a full green pepper and add a teaspoon of paprika."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 45 mins

    2 hrs


  1. Mix flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper together in a bowl. Sprinkle half the flour mixture on one side of round steak pieces; pound steak until coating is absorbed. Flip steak and coat with remaining flour mixture; pound steak until coating is absorbed. Cut steak into 6 pieces.
  2. Melt shortening in a large skillet over medium heat; place steak pieces in the hot shortening. Cook until browned, 7 to 10 minutes per side. Cover and simmer until tender, about 1 hour, adding water as needed.
  3. Turn steak pieces over and add tomatoes, onion, and green bell pepper to the skillet. Season with salt and black pepper. Simmer until vegetables are tender, about 30 more minutes.
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Nov 19, 2012

Had to double flour mixture and added celery on last step. Came out great, very tender and wife and I ate til we were catatonic.

Apr 21, 2013

Added a few steps - chicken-fried the steak (had better luck with the coating) put in a 9x13 baking pan, added the peppers, tomatoes and onion, covered and baked at 350 for approximately one hour. Tender!

Apr 14, 2013

used red and yellow peppers,and used fresh tomato's out of the garden.the whole family loved it.....(-:..

Mar 19, 2014

My daughter had a similar dish at a friend's cattle branding, but it was prepared by the chuck wagon in a Dutch oven over a fire. She kept describing it & asking me to prepare it, so I went searching for a recipe & this is the one I settled on. She says it is mighty close to what they ate at branding. My family went crazy over it & it is now on our list of family favorites!

Oct 08, 2013

I did this in the crockpot for about 5 1/2 hrs. I tasted at the end and definitely thought it need more sauce and I added in about a cup more water, a bouillon cube and some garlic powder...also added a flour water slurry to thicken it up a bit. Served it over egg noodles, topped with some chopped fresh parsley, and it was devoured!

Mar 22, 2014

I had never made Swiss steak and came upon this recipe, now i make it at least once a month for myself and my husband and we love it. I never do anything different, except I use chicken stock in place of water. Also, I sometimes use tenderizer on an inexpensive cut of beef, but as long as the beef is pounded out and cooked for the time stated, it really isn't necessary, it is nice and tender. We eat ours with steamed jasmine rice, yummy! Thanks for this great recipe.

Apr 03, 2014

This was great! I also baked it and added about a cup of beef broth and a tsp of Worcestershire sauce. Will definitely make again.

Sep 10, 2014

Everyone in the house loved it


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  • Calories
  • 387 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 95 mg
  • 32%
  • Fat
  • 23.8 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 32.1 g
  • 64%
  • Sodium
  • 394 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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