Recipe by LoversDream
Found this on eHow submitted by Athena Hessong. Thank you Athena!! I have such a hard time finding the Swiss Steak bag and seasoning at my grocery store that I got annoyed and did some searching online. Found this recipe and it is even better than the original. Was not able to find dehydrated green bell peppers so I broke out the dehydrator and did it myself. Made "flakes" for measuring purposes and then put all the ingredients in a small chopper and powdered it. Seems like A LOT to put on 1 1½ lbs of eye round but it came out fantastic. The swiss steak preparation directions I followed were McCormicks rather than Athena's. I put the powder on both sides of the steak piercing it with a fork. Let it sit 5 minutes as I mixed the water and tomato sauce. Put steak in a cooking bag and poured the sauce/water over the steak. Pierced the bag in several places (top) and baked at 350 for 45-50 minutes. Use coarse ground black pepper. (Prep time=cooking time after powder mix is made).
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 tablespoons instant minced onion
- 1 tablespoon dried green bell pepper
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper or 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 resealable jar
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine the flour, minced onions, dried green bell peppers, garlic powder, salt, ground black pepper and paprika in the resealable jar. (I modified Athena's directions slightly and put mine in a small electric chopper to "powder" as I prefer to sprinkle mine on the steak from an old plastic spice bottle with a sprinkle top).
- Close the jar and shake to combine the ingredients.
- Store the dry Swiss steak seasoning in a dry, dark place for up to one month.
- To prepare Swiss steak using your seasoning mixture. Combine the dry mix with 8 oz of tomato sauce and 1 cup of water. Pour this over 1 1/2 lb. of round steak in a baking dish and cover. Bake the steak for 45 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. (Please see recipe description for instructions closer to McCormicks original).