Mushroom-smothered Swiss Steak

READY IN: 2hrs
Recipe by PanNan

A great way to use inexpensive round steak. The mushroom gravy is delicious with mashed potatoes. The recipe is an old one from Jean Anderson's Grass Roots Cookbook. I've been making it since before my kids were born.

Top Review by LoveThatDish

Yummy! I've made this recipe several times. Great for mushroom lovers. I follow this recipe very closely. Use crimini mushrooms--love their flavor; use a bit more beef stock (about 1 1/2 C.) and some garlic powder or finely chopped garlic. Also add some sliced carrots once in awhile. (Depending on how thin you slice the carrots--don't put them in right away or they will overcook). It makes such a nice gravy for noodles or mashed potatoes. Thanks PanNan!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C).
  2. In a large, heavy oven-proof skillet over moderately high heat, brown the steak on both sides in the fat.
  3. Transfer to a plate and keep warm.
  4. In the drippings in the skillet, saute the onion and mushrooms over moderate heat for about 5- 8 minutes, until limp and lightly browned.
  5. Blend in the flour, add the stock, milk, salt and pepper, and heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and smooth- about 3 minutes.
  6. Place the steak back in the skillet.
  7. Turn and spoon some of the mushroom sauce over the steak.
  8. Cover snugly and bake for about 1 1/2 hours, or until steak is fork tender.

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