Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr
This intro is from the 1937 recipe. Our first swiss steak recipe appeared in 1930 and was seasoned only with salt, pepper, onion and mustard. Over, the years, the ingredients have changed to include more flavorful items. With todays recipe you can take your choice of of range-top or oven method. This is a very tasty recipe. Sometimes going back to the basics is just the best! Recipe says to serve over rice or egg noodles.
- 1 lb boneless beef round steak, cut 3/4 inch thick
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- 16 ounces diced tomatoes
- 1 small onion, sliced into rings
- 1⁄2 cup sliced celery (one stalk)
- 1⁄2 cup sliced carrot (1 medium)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed between fingers
- Trim fat from meat. Cut into 4 serving size pieces.
- Combine the flour, salt and pepper. With the notched side of a meat mallot, pound flour mixture into meat, both sides.
- In a large skillet brown meat on both sides in hot oil. Drain off fat.
- Add undrained tomatoes, onion, celery, carrot and thyme. Bring to boil, reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 1 1/4 hours or until meat is tender.
- Skim off any fat.
- Serve over rice or noodles.
- Oven directions:
- Prepare and brown meat in skillet, as above. Transfer meat to a 2 qt baking dish.
- In the same skillet combine undrained tomatoes, onion, celery, carrot and thyme. Bring to a full boil, scraping up any browned bits.
- Pour over meat.
- Cover and bake in a 350 degree oven about 1 hour until tender. Serve over rice or noodles.
Made tonight for Herb and Spice of the month January 2010 and it was delicious! The herb for this month was thyme (which I love) but it wasn't too strong in this recipe. The only thing I did was used sirloin steak (that's what I had) and added fresh minced garlic. I did add some beef broth while it baked because I wanted enough sauce to serve over mashed potatoes and with the meat in flour it thickened quite nicely. Served over mashed potatoes and I browned the meat then the vegetables and put in the oven. Served over mashed potatoes and added a green salad. Thanks for a delicious recipe.
I make Swiss Steak VERY similar to this & it is SOOOOOOOOOO good!!!